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.
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.
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.
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.
Poinsettias?? Christmas roses?? Cyclamens?? Carnations?? Amaryllis
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:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2340078/2nd-wedding-cake (just elegant white roses)
Carnations are the official January flower
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
Wow great help from all of you. Great reference thread for wedding cake flowers. Thank you