The Awe-Factor of Sugar Flowers on Cakes

See why edible blooms are still the rage in wedding cakes.

In her book Sensational Cakes, baking legend Sylvia Weinstock says, "A cake, it turns out, is more than just dessert—and serves many purposes at a party. It is decoration, a conversation starter, a backdrop for photos, and a keepsake." We’ve collected photographs of some of the most awe-inspiring cakes we've featured in print. With multiple tiers, luscious sugar flowers, and intricate design details, these confections transcend the final course of dinner, and deserve instead to be called works of art.

Melissa Mermin Photography
Nancy Cohn Photography; Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
Yitzhak Dalal; The Cake Studio
Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
Ira Lippke Photography; The Cake Studio
Gruber Photographers; Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
Gruber Photographers; Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
John Solano Photography; Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography; Cake Divas

Opening Photograph by Kortnee Kate