The season of feasting and parties is upon us! This time of year I am in constant need of beautiful looking ideas to finish off the night.
With greens, pines, and leaves taking front stage at the celebrations this time of year, I love injecting a dose of bright and beautiful flowers to the mix. Especially for birthdays, showers and events that are not specifically holiday related. This floral cake topper looks great amidst a sea of holiday decorations.
The trick to making it easy is to stick to a bouquet that is locally available this time of year, in pretty seasonal hues.
Using a few of the extra sprigs to finish off your own hairstyle, you’ll have an entire holiday look that is both festive and fresh.
Topping a cake with flowers is one of the easiest ways to create a gorgeous party look for us non-bakers. This cake top works for any type of cake, a homemade inside out cake with pink frosting or even a simple store bought cake.
Floral cake topper
- Separate the flower bunches and wrap each individual stem with a thin layer of wax paper. This keeps everything sanitary and clean.
- Arrange the wrapped flowers in an empty vase to play around and get the right feel for the bouquet.
- Once there is an arrangement you love, begin replicating it by taking out one flower at a time and placing it into the cake. Starting at the middle of the bouquet and working outwards.
- Once the flowers are set add in greenery.
- Be sure to remove all stems before serving the cake. ;)
The floral topped cake will keep in a fridge for a couple hours so you can have it ready and waiting.
Join in the fun with a candy colored braid that ends in a small bunch of flowers. A look you’d normally think for spring can transform a holiday outfit and bring a breath of fresh air to a room filled with sweaters and boots.
Floral tipped headband braid
- Use temporary dye to get the hair a fresh candy color.
- Purchase a braided hair headband. This is my new favorite hair accessory for the holidays, just put one on and your style gets flawlessly pulled together. Dye the braid pink to match your hair.
- Once the dye has set wear the headband braid leaving the front of the hair down.
- Secure the flowers though the end of the braided band with bobbie pins to hold in place.
Here’s to a season of holiday parties that are fresh and fun.
(Photography for the Cakes & Cuts party series ©A Subtle Revelry by Jesy Almaguer | Hair Colorist – Karina Soto | Desserts – Vanilla Couture | Set – Cest Marie | Styling – Knock Your Wear | Models – Monica Paulina, Coquis Valdez, Julieta, Gaby, Anette Morgan | Assistant – Tania Rivera & Jaque Rdz).