Romantic Peonies & Anemones

With its romantic charm and refined beauty, today’s featured cake captured my heart upon first glance.  And if you’re a girl who loves soft colors with a touch of elegance, prepare to be smitten as well.  Shades of blush and pale rose pair up with subtle texture and breathtaking sugar flowers.  Lush sugar peonies grouped with anemones, berries and branches create a scene that is meticulously tailored and oh-so-gorgeous.  It’s the perfect pretty for any summer wedding and our Friday swooning.  Let’s enjoy this stunning wedding cake created by Andrea of Andrea Nicholas Cakes in Portland, Oregon.

Blush Sugar Flower Cake by Andrea Nicholas  |

Andrea of Andrea Nicholas Cakes gives us the scoop on her technique:

“One of the things I enjoy most about what I do is discovering new decorating tools in items I am surrounded by everyday. Whether it’s an art supply store, hardware store, or antique mall – there’s always some unique piece that can be used to texture or embellish a cake!

I custom make my own silicone molds from real petals and leaves in order to replicate each flower in sugar as closely as possible, then I hand-paint and dust them to give them the appropriate shading and depth.”

Blush Sugar Flower Cake by Andrea Nicholas  |

More from Andrea of Andrea Nicholas Cakes:

“I intentionally left the fondant wrap texture on each tier fairly subdued in order to draw the eye up towards the sweeping cascade of sugar peonies, anemones, hypericum berries, and cherry blossom branches. I think the result is modern and romantic, yet timeless.”

Blush Sugar Flower Cake by Andrea Nicholas  |

Thank you to Andrea of Andrea Nicholas Cakes for sharing her lovely design with us today.  From its vintage pink cake stand to the beautiful arrangement of sugar blooms, we’re loving every last detail.  Every last petal!

Cake :  Andrea Nicholas Cakes
Photography :   Mazy Weddings

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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      Thanks Kathleen! Check out your local antiques or plastic resource store for big texture pieces. There are so many great tools to play with that we are surrounded by everyday!

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    This cake is absolutely stunning…stopped me in my tracks to look closer! I’m impressed that Andrea makes her own silicone molds – that takes quite a bit of time and effort, but obviously is worth it!

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      Thanks so much for the comment Lisa! Silicone molding is time consuming, but like anything else, you get the hang of it with practice…and it opens up so many incredible creative options. I hope to post a how-to on silicone molding in July. Will keep Half Baked posted!

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