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 like peonies, ranunculus, dusty miller, clematis, dahlias + succulents; found here on this curated page on Afloral.com
• 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!
It’s so lovely – all those lively flowers, every girl’s big day will surely be very memorable and lovely with this wedding cake.
Silk flowers! what a great idea. They look real in the pics, im sure most guests wouldn’t even guess that they weren’t real.
Love this, such a great idea. Can’t believe the flowers are silk, they look so real, looks so easy. Thanks for sharing!
So pretty. Love the colours of those gorgeous silk flowers.
That is so beautiful! Love the incorporation and the balance!! And those colours! LOVE! <3
We've got a matching engagement/ wedding invitations and stationery collection called "Vintage Blue" and "Vintage Bloom" featuring Peonies, Roses and Lisianthus that would be perfect to go with this!
Thanks for sharing! So pretty!
we are renewing our vows for our tenth wedding anniversary and are doing a vintage theme.. i love this idea and so easy. I am going to go to publix and ask for three plain cakes in staggering sizes and do this. Just dont say its for a wedding or the price doubles …. just order the plain white cake.
Love the gold-trimmed cake stand. Subtle and beautiful details!
I’ll try to make it for my sister wedding! Thanks for this amazing tutorial!
Wow! Thanks for sharing how to make this beautiful DIY cake. We absolutely love when brides use elegantly simple and unique desserts like this one to make their wedding standout! One of our favorite unique dessert trends that we see at our barn venue is a pie bar. It’s so simple, yet so gorgeous! Can’t wait to show this cake inspiration to our brides. http://www.tatumacres.com
Beautiful! And it seems easy too!