Cake Trend: Succulents

Today we’re turning up the spotlight on another wedding trend as it exists in the world of cake.  Succulents!  These sleek and sophisticated desert flowers are sprouting up everywhere, even on cakes. Naturally occurring in a variety of fresh tones, with a complex leaf structure that is both captivating and full of character, succulents add a contemporary floral touch to a cake design.  And whether they’re fresh succulents or hand crafted from sugar, no one knows how to work them into a design like the Sweet & Saucy Shop in Long Beach, California.  If you’re not already a fan of Sweet & Saucy, you will be now!  Prepare to get lost in their world of polished and modern Succulent Cakes!
Succulent Cakes by Sweet & Saucy

This design steals my heart and most definitely warrants a close up… two great trends on one cake!  Chevrons and succulents!  Loving the grey and white with the little pop of green succulent.
Chevron & Succulent Cake by Sweet & Saucy

Melody Brandon, owner of the Sweet & Saucy Shop, shares her thoughts about succulents on cakes:

“I do have to say that I love the succulent trend. Of course as all trends go, succulents on cakes can be over done and not original, but on the other hand I do see a lot of cakes that feature succulents that are amazing. I really love the idea of doing all gold or silver succulents instead of the typical green. I also like seeing various succulents being used rather than always the typical basic succulent style.”

Succulent Cakes by Sweet & Saucy

I have to completely agree with Melody!  Whether fresh or sugar, green, gold or white… I’m loving succulents as an accent ‘flower’.  What do you think?

A huge thanks to Melody and the Sweet & Saucy Shop for the amazing cake inspiration!  They have a way with cake and dessert tables that tickles me pink!  Honestly, I could click through their wedding cake gallery and blog for hours.  Be sure to hop on over to the Sweet & Saucy Shop and see for yourself… but be prepared to stay awhile!

Vendors & Credits:
Cakes:  Sweet & Saucy Shop
Photography {Chevron & Succulent Cake}:   Meg Perotti
Photography {Fresh Succulent Cake}:  Jack Wittbold
Photography {White Succulent Cake}:  Max Wanger

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Hi we have been asked to do a wedding cake with succulents and I was wondering if you could tell me how you did them or perhaps let me know where I can get information on how to do them.
    Yours are beautiful.


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    Carrie Sellman says


    These beautiful succulent cakes were created by the talented team at the Sweet & Saucy Shop. I cannot speak to how they made them… perhaps I could put together a tutorial for you in the future. But it might not be in time for your order!

    Cake #2 above features fresh succulents, which could be another option for you. :)

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