For The Love Of Sugar Flowers

Today we welcome Monannie Cakes & Confectionery to the blog, a contemporary bespoke cake creator based in Reading, Berkshire.

Creating decorative ornaments out of sugar has been described as early as the late medieval periods. By the 17th century, techniques existed to make all kinds of detailed ornaments- including flowers. The first “modern” wedding cake featuring sugar flowers is believed to be from the marriage of Prince Leopold in 1882. He had a tiered cake decorated in royal icing and covered in sugar flowers, doves, horseshoes and bells

I must have flowers, always and always” Claude Monet

Sugar flowers are made from flower paste. It is a versatile medium that can be rolled thin and shaped to give the flowers a beautiful realistic appearance.

Winter, spring, summer or autumn, beautiful flowers abound and can add elegance and sophistication to your day. Whatever flowers you choose, adorning your cake with sugar flowers can make a real statement. Sugar flowers last for ages, which makes them a great keepsake.


A classic flower celebrated throughout the ages. They symbolise love, joy, and beauty.

Sugar Flowers - Roses
Sugar Flowers – Roses


A gorgeous and delicate breed, representing bashfulness, a spirit of ambition, and determination

Sugar Flowers - Peonies
Sugar Flowers – Peonies


Majesty, truth, and honour are exemplified by the elegance of this graceful flower

Sugar Flowers - Lilies
Sugar Flowers – Lilies


Named after a French botanist, they represent a love of nature. Their distinct shape is incredibly attractive.

Sugar Flowers - Magnolia
Sugar Flowers – Magnolia


Their name comes from the Latin for “little frog” due to the fact that they are usually found near water. This beautiful genus of flower characterises radiance and charm.

Sugar Flowers - Ranunculi
Sugar Flowers – Ranunculi


In their natural form, they are one of the largest families of plants, renowned for their variety of colours and fragrance. It’s no wonder that they have come to represent love and beauty.

Sugar Flowers - Orchids
Sugar Flowers – Orchids


A beautiful flower as well as a colour, they represent love’s first emotions.

Sugar Flowers-Lilacs
Sugar Flowers-Lilacs

Sweet Pea

Lathyrus Odoratus is native to Italy. Small wonder that it has come to represent pleasure….

Sugar Flowers - Sweet Pea
Sugar Flowers – Sweet Pea


With a name derived from Greek words meaning “smooth flower”, these beautiful and delicate flowers represent appreciation.

Be it a striking single flower, a small bouquet or a grand cascade, sugar flowers can add even more beauty to your special day. They are certainly worth considering alongside, or instead of, fresh flowers on a wedding cake. We hope this article and these images can help to inspire your imagination.

Sugar Flowers - Lisianthus
Sugar Flowers – Lisianthus

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