21 Trendy Sunflower Wedding Cake Ideas for a Cheerful Day

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A sunflower wedding cake is enchanting for couples seeking a unique and vibrant touch to their special day. With their bright petals and symbolic meaning of love and happiness, sunflowers make a delightful addition to any wedding celebration. In this article, Viva Wedding Photography will explore the beauty design to make your cake a true centerpiece of your wedding.

Simple sunflower cakes for weddings

1. A simple cake with bold sunflowers

simple sunflower wedding cake
Easy wedding cake with sunflowers (Source: Emma Love Weddings)

If you are looking for a simple sunflower wedding cake that still makes a statement, you can’t go wrong with a minimalist cake with bold sunflowers. The contrast between the white frosting and the bright yellow sunflowers creates a visual masterpiece that will undoubtedly captivate your guests. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or opting for a professional baker, the cake is a versatile choice that effortlessly complements any wedding theme.

2. Golden drip cake with sunflowers

2-tier sunflower wedding cake with golden drip
2-tier sunflower wedding cake with golden drip (Source: Taylor Made Photography)

A golden drip cake with sunflowers is a glamorous and elegant option for a modern or chic wedding. This cake features a rich and moist cake base covered with a smooth and creamy buttercream frosting. The golden drip, made from either caramel or ganache, adds a touch of decadence and luxury to the cake. Meanwhile, sunflowers are arranged on top and around the cake, creating a beautiful contrast with the golden drip.

3. Pressed sunflower wedding cake

Wedding Sunflower Cake Combined With In-Season Fruits
Wedding cake decor idea with sunflowers and fresh fruits (Source: Brides)

Since sunflowers can be eaten, they form a lovely edible cake decoration. Going for that pressed-petal perfection? Pair sunflowers with a spritz of fresh lavender. If your wedding is in the summer, you may also decorate the sunflower wedding cake with strawberries and blueberries that are in season. Whether celebrating in a rustic barn or a modern venue, the pressed sunflower cake promises to be a conversation starter and a visual feast for your guests.

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4. Embrace the beauty of nature

Sunflower Wedding Cake With Nature Elements
Sunflower wedding cake with nature elements (Source: Pinterest)

Combining smaller sunflowers, purple filler flowers, and greenery creates a stunning arrangement. The sunflowers stand out thanks to the other flowers, yet they don’t take over the arrangement. The finishing touch? An authentic piece of nature is brought within with this circular log cake stand.

5. Top with big sunflowers

Wedding cake topped with vibrant sunflowers
Wedding cake topped with vibrant sunflowers (Source: Pinterest)

Go big or go home with a wedding cake that makes a bold statement by topping it with oversized, breathtaking sunflowers. This cake is very easy to make and decorate, but it still looks impressive and eye-catching. You can use any cake flavor and frosting you like, and then simply place one or more big sunflowers on top of the cake.

6. Combine shades of orange and yellow

Simple sunflower wedding cake with orange flowers
Simple sunflower wedding cake with orange flowers (Source: Pinterest)

Consider using a stunning combination of late summer and early fall hues for your autumn wedding. This cake demonstrates how well tones and flowers can work together.

7. Cascading sunflowers and roses

Multiple-tier wedding cake with sunflowers and white roses
Multiple-tier wedding cake with sunflowers and white roses (Source: Deer Pearl Flowers)

The vibrant yellows of the sunflowers harmoniously dance with the timeless purity of the white roses, making your wedding cake a living canvas of natural elegance. This delightful pairing isn’t just about taste; it’s a celebration of aesthetics, infusing your special day with a touch of romance and botanical beauty.

Rustic Sunflower Wedding Cake

8. Birch wedding cake with sunflowers

Rustic Sunflower Wedding Cake
Rustic cake ideas with sunflowers (Source: Mount Peak Farm)

If you love the natural beauty of birch trees, you can create a stunning wedding cake that mimics their bark. We can’t get over how amazing this sunflower wedding cake looks against the weathered barn wood and matching table. The rustic wedding decoration setting is appropriate for this three-tiered cake, completed by a cascade of sunflowers and textured buttercream.

9. Semi-naked cake with sunflowers

semi-naked sunflower wedding cake
Semi-nake cake decor idea with sunflower (Source: Silver Rose Bakery)

Imagine a two-tier sunflower wedding cake with just a hint of frosting, allowing the natural beauty of the cake layers to peek through. The addition of sunflowers transforms this into a visual feast that captures the rustic charm of a countryside celebration. Whether you’re exchanging vows in a barn or an intimate garden setting, the semi-naked cake is an embodiment of the unpretentious beauty of your love story.

10. Select Dried Flowers

Sunflower Wedding Cake With Dried Flowers
Naked cake with dried flowers (Source: Brides)

This pressed-flower aesthetic is killing us! The outside garden wedding is the perfect setting for this rustic sunflower wedding cake. Dried flowers have an organic vibe, and they won’t wilt or fade like fresh ones. So there’s no need to worry about their look on the big day. You can use dried sunflowers only or mix them with other dried flowers like lavender, roses, or baby’s breath; both choices are stunning equally.

11. Log wedding cake with sunflowers

Log wedding cake with sunflowers
Rustic cake with sunflowers for weddings (Source: Bethel Bakery)

This 2-tier sunflower wedding cake is adorned with meticulously crafted log textures, providing a rustic canvas for the vibrant sunflowers to bloom. The log wedding cake with sunflowers is an ode to the wild, perfect for couples who wish to infuse their celebration with the earthy charm of the outdoors.

12. Sunflowers on rustic texture cake

Rustic sunflower wedding cake with greenery
Rustic sunflower wedding cake with greenery (Source: Pinterest)

Elevate your wedding dessert table with a simple cake that harmoniously combines the warmth of sunflowers with the textured allure of a rustic cake. The flowers, proudly standing against the textured backdrop, create a delightful contrast that symbolizes the unique beauty found in imperfections.

13. Burlap cake with sunflowers

Rustic sunflower wedding cake with burlap
Rustic wedding cake decorated with sunflowers and burlap (Source: The Knot)

This wedding cake is adorned with carefully wrapped burlap, creating a textured canvas that complements the vibrant sunflowers beautifully. The burlap wedding cake with sunflowers celebrates simplicity and natural beauty, making it a perfect choice for couples who appreciate the unpretentious charm of rustic aesthetics.

Modern Sunflower Wedding Cake

14. Hand-painted sunflower cake

Hand-painted sunflower wedding cake
Hand-painted sunflower wedding cake (Source: Brides)

Consider a hand-painted sunflower design on your wedding cake for a more artistic approach. Talented cake artists can recreate the lifelike beauty of sunflowers with edible colors, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to your cake. The hand-painted sunflowers can be placed strategically across the tiers or featured prominently on a single tier.

15. Make an impact bloom

Wedding cake with a buttercream sunflower
Wedding cake with a buttercream sunflower (Source: Brides)

These lovely sunflower wedding cake ideas have a cheerful and sunny vibe. The cake showcases the beauty of sunflowers in a truly captivating manner. This vibrant top flower is meticulously handcrafted, featuring exquisite hand-crafted details and a delightful sunny yellow drip for a stunning finishing touch.

16. Sugar sunflower cake

Sugar Sunflower Wedding Cake
Sugar sunflowers for wedding cakes (Source: Flower Sugar)

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, sugar sunflowers provide a stunning alternative to fresh flowers. Skilled cake decorators can create incredibly realistic sugar sunflowers that appear like real things. These delicate sugar flowers can decorate each tier or be a focal point on the cake.

17. Palette knife sunflower painted cake

Palette knife sunflower painted cake for weddings
Palette knife painted cake for a wedding (Source: Pinterest)

This cake is adorned with sunflowers brought to life by the bold strokes of a palette knife, creating an exquisite dance of color and texture. Each layer becomes a gallery of edible art, a celebration of the intricate craftsmanship that goes beyond traditional cake decorating. This sunflower wedding cake is too beautiful to eat, isn’t it?

18. Dusty blue cakes with vibrant sunflowers

2-tier sunflower wedding cake in dusty blue
Modern nuptial cake in dusty blue (Source: Roxy’s Kitchen)

Elevate your dessert table with the perfect harmony of dusty blue and vibrant sunflowers. This 2-tier sunflower wedding cake combines the sophistication of dusty blue tones with the lively hues of sunflowers, creating a visually stunning and contemporary masterpiece. As you savor each bite, the contrasting flavors and colors will evoke a sense of celebration, making this cake a delightful centerpiece for your special day.

19. Emerald sunflower wedding cake

Sunflower wedding cake ideas in emerald tones
Sunflower wedding cake ideas (Source: Pinterest)

This modern creation seamlessly blends emerald tones’ richness with sunflowers’ timeless beauty. The cake is covered in a smooth, dark green fondant that contrasts the bright yellow and orange hues of the blooms. Two vibrant sunflowers with realistic details are artistically placed on the middle and top tiers of the cake. The result is a cake that exudes elegance and sophistication, making a bold statement at your nuptials.

20. Marble sunflower cake

Marble sunflower wedding cake
Marble sunflower cake for weddings (Source: Pinterest)

Envision a sunflower wedding cake adorned with marbled patterns, providing a sleek and sophisticated canvas for the lively sunflowers to bloom. This marble sunflower cake celebrates contrast and modern aesthetics, making it an ideal choice for couples seeking a wedding cake that stands out in both style and flavor.

21. Sunflower cupcakes

Sunflower wedding cupcakes
Sunflower wedding cupcakes (Source: Digibuddha)

Why not elevate your sunflower party to a new level with cupcakes? The sunflower cupcakes not only delight the taste buds with their moist cake base but also serve as a visual feast, adding a touch of warmth and happiness to your special day.

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A sunflower wedding cake brings a burst of color and symbolism to your special day, leaving a lasting impression on your guests. Whether you choose fresh sunflowers, hand-painted designs, or exquisite sugar creations, your cake will become a remarkable centerpiece that reflects love, happiness, and longevity. So, take these ideas from Viva Wedding Photography and elevate your big day with the vibrant charm of sunflowers.

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