Vintage Paper Flowers Cake

Today we’re taking another look at a trend that’s popping up in all aspects of design, including cake!  Whether it’s pages pulled from a classic book, old newspapers or love letters, vintage typography is everywhere.  Yesterday we featured an amazing wedding cake by The Caketress where alternating tiers were made to look like pages from a vintage book.  Today’s example is slightly more subdued, with just a small accent of vintage paper.

This lovely inside-out cake was created for a reception full of charming rustic touches like burlap table runners and tree stump pedestals.  Little hints of vintage typography were woven throughout the entire event.  An old family typewriter replaced the traditional sign-in book and book-paper flowers were intermixed with the fresh flower arrangements.  And then there was the cake!  Layers of carrot cake and cream cheese icing stacked tall and topped with a drizzle of caramel.  On top were two book-paper flowers.  Shared with us by Meredith Carlson Photography, you’re going to love this Vintage Paper Flowers Cake from the Labor of Love Bakery in Las Vegas.
Vintage Book Paper Flowers - Cake Trend

The bride, Jana, shares with us a few thoughts about her cake:

“I saw a round cake with the sides exposed on the Martha Stewart Wedding website and thought something similar would be great with the rustic theme of our wedding.  The paper flowers were also inspired by Martha Stewart, but to make it more unique to our wedding, we used pages from old books to make the flowers.  My sweet friend Roseanne ended up making tons of paper flowers that went all along the long table, and at the last minute, my mom took a few to put on top of the cake.  My dad and (at the time) fiance made the cake stand from a tree trunk, and it was just perfect!”

Vintage Book Paper Flowers

Vintage Book Paper Flowers - Cake Trend

Vintage Book Paper Flowers

I love that the bride’s mom added the paper flowers to the cake at the last minute.  Good call mom!  They were the perfect finishing touch.  Besides the charming paper flowers, doesn’t this cake just look delicious?!?  From what the bride and the photographer both tell me, it absolutely was delicious.  I can just envision a smaller version of this cake for Thanksgiving, can’t you?  Carrot… or pumpkin… or even spice cake.  It would be perfect for any Fall event.

A huge thank you to Meredith Carlson for sharing her lovely images with us.  And to the bride, Jana, for sharing her charming Vintage Paper Flowers Cake with us today.

Vendors & Credits:
Cake: Labor of Love Bakery
Photography: Meredith Carlson Photography
See the Entire Wedding Here: Meredith Carlson’s Blog

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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    Alisa says

    MMMM! The caramel dripping down the sides makes the cake look scrumptious. I am liking the paper flower look – I keep seeing it come up.

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