How to Make a Flower Topper for a Wedding Cake

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How to Make a Flower Topper for a Wedding Cake
Add a small decorative pot of fresh flowers to your wedding cake. (flower in the pot image by AGphotographer from

Top your wedding cake with a bouquet of fresh flowers arranged in a colourful flower pot. Using a plain terracotta pot allows you to paint the pot and create a custom cake topper to perfectly match your wedding colours. In addition to providing a burst of colour to the top of your cake, the pot also contains the flowers and prevents them from touching the frosted cake, which could be a problem if you choose to display inedible blossoms.

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Things you need

  • Ceramic pot
  • Wet floral foam
  • Scissors
  • Water
  • Fresh flowers
  • Cake board
  • Wooden dowels

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    Assemble the Cake Topper

  1. 1

    Purchase a small ceramic pot that does not have any drainage holes in the bottom. Choose a pot at least 2 inches smaller in diameter than the top of the wedding cake.

  2. 2

    Insert a piece of wet floral foam into the ceramic pot. Cut the foam as necessary so that it covers the entire bottom of the ceramic pot.

  3. 3

    Remove the floral foam from the ceramic pot and place it in a sink full of water. The foam will sink below the water when it is completely saturated and ready to use.

  4. 4

    Place the wet floral foam back in the ceramic pot.

  5. 5

    Push the stems of several fresh flowers into the wet floral foam to fill the ceramic pot. Trim the ends of the flower stems with scissors as necessary and continue adding flowers until you are satisfied with the appearance of your flower cake topper.

    Place the Cake Topper

  1. 1

    Cut a cardboard cake board to the same dimensions as the bottom of your ceramic pot.

  2. 2

    Press the cake board gently into the top of the wedding cake and remove it to leave an impression in the icing or fondant.

  3. 3

    Insert a 1/4-inch wooden dowel inside the perimeter of the impression on the cake. Trim the dowel with scissors or wire cutters so that the top of the dowel is flush with the top of the cake. Repeat at least three times to insert four or more dowels inside the perimeter of the round impression. This will provide support for your flower cake topper and prevent it from sinking into the centre of the cake.

  4. 4

    Place the cake board back on the cake, on top of the wooden dowels.

  5. 5

    Place the flower cake topper on the cake board.

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