Contributed blog post from Green Wedding Shoes
We’re back again with our favorite silk flower company, AFloral, to create a boho inspired wedding cake with silk flowers! Seriously, they look so real right?! We’re also sharing not only how to make this one, but a breakdown of costs so you can see how affordable this one is! It might surprise you. This DIY is perfect if you’re throwing an engagement party, bridal shower or a low-key wedding! Doesn’t take much to make a simple cake really shine with this one.
Thanks so much to The Bride Concierge for lending us their gold rimmed cake plate to pretty this one up!
What You’ll Need:
• Afloral flowers: Peony, Ranunculus, Dusty Miller, Clematis, Dahlia, Succulent
• Cake (we ordered an 8″ double under a 5″ double from our local Albertson’s grocery store – feeds approximately 20 people)
• Cake stand
Breakdown of costs: Cake $27.99 + Flowers $39.32 (+shipping) = $67.31
Ordering tip: These costs are based off of what is photographed in the photos, but you may want to order more/less depending on the size of your cake and design you want. Have fun with it!
Step 1: Begin by cutting your focal flowers (Peony + Dahlia) down to a short stem and placing into the top of the cake.
Step 2: Fill with some filler flowers (like Dusty Miller) to add some texture. Use the icing to your advantage and stick the flowers into the cake to hold.
Step 3: Next move down to the middle and add some smaller focus flowers (Clematis + bud of a Ranunculus) as well as another sprig of Dusty Miller.
Step 4: Move to the bottom of your cake with a few bigger focal flowers again (Succulent + Ranunculus). This will create great symmetry with your cake.
Such pretty spring color inspiration! Lovin’ how realistic these flowers look, too!
If you dress up a cake with AFloral using these steps or supplies, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY
*This post is sponsored by Afloral.com. All content, ideas, and words are by Green Wedding Shoes. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!
Hashtag #Afloral with your DIY silk flower designs!