Most Used Flowers For January Wedding Cakes?

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Pearl645 Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 12:10pm
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What are the most popular sugar flowers used / requested for January wedding cakes? Are there any at all? I have a 2013 January wedding cake design on my lap and looking for some ideas other than the usual roses and calla lilies.

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 1:16pm
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Two things come to mind.

1. Ranunculus and kangaroo paw for flowers and color.


2. Create seasonal branches and boughs covered with snow and/or ice.

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mmmmmmmmcake1954 Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 1:31pm
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There is a lovely design on Martha Stewart webpage for weddings, with snow covered pine cones it's on 'good things for winter weddings' you might get some ideas from there. thumbs_up.gif

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MJbakes Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 1:41pm
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My cousin got married in December and her cake was covered in pinecones, snowflakes and mistletoe. It was very pretty, I don't have a picture of it on hand, I would post a pic if I did.

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srkmilklady Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 7:11pm
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Poinsettias?? Christmas roses?? Cyclamens?? Carnations?? Amaryllis icon_smile.gif

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pinkfluffycupcake Posted 25 Jul 2012 , 5:32pm
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When I think of winter weddings, I think more of rich textures and glitz, not so much flowers. Here are a couple of ideas with gorgeous cake jewelry and minimal to no flowers: (just elegant white roses)

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MandiRose28 Posted 25 Jul 2012 , 6:02pm
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Carnations are the official January flower

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milkmaid42 Posted 25 Jul 2012 , 9:46pm
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I love the suggestions so far, but here is the list I have, although I don't remember the source.

Winter: camellia, euphorbia, iris, nerine, pansy, poinsettia, snowdrop and tulip

Spring: amaryllis, anemone, daffodil, freesia, gerbera, lily of the valley, orchid, ranunculus, stephanotis, and sweet pea

Summer: anthurium, carnation, chrysanthemum, gypsophila, lily, magnolia, peony, rose and sunflower

Autumn/fall: agapanthus, aster, clematis, daisy, hosta, hydrangea, passion flower and pinks

All year round: calla lily, carnation, gypsophila, orchid, protea, rose, and tulip, (although this list may vary by region)

My list also gives color schemes, although I can think of plenty others aside from these:

White: rose, sweet pea, camellia, stephanotis, narcissus, gardenia, orchid, lily of the valley, jasmine, and gypsophila

Pink: rose, ranunculus, peony, sweet pea, carnation, tulip, protea,boronia, and lily

Lavender: lavender, lilac, anemone, statice, iris, delphinium, and hydrangea

Yellow: daffodil, sunflower, tulip, gerbera, lily, and freesia

Red: gerbera, rose, dahlia, poinsettia and amaryllis


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Pearl645 Posted 25 Jul 2012 , 10:29pm
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Wow great help from all of you. Great reference thread for wedding cake flowers. Thank you icon_smile.gif

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