8 cakes that radiate flower power

The two things in life guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face are cake and flowers - so why not combine the two?!

Harness the power of the flower and let your cake decorating skills blossom, with these lovely floral-inspired designs...

Butterfly Blue Scabious

To say that we're bowled over by the detail and intricacy of this design is an understatement. Add to this that the creator, Robert Haynes, is a completely self-taught sugar crafter and we're lost for words.

As Robert explains in the Butterfly Blue Scabious tutorial, he learnt his craft by studying the real anatomy of flowers and foliage. This delicate creation adds a fair dose of wow factor to any simple cake design.

Lilac Wonder Tulip

Another of Robert Haynes' wonders! This sugar craft lilac captures the true beauty of nature and transforms any cake from everyday to special occasion.

Pot of Roses Cake

Our very own Paul Bradford came up with this delightful design. It's perfect for a keen gardener and flexible enough to change the colour scheme - it's all rosey!

Sugar Rose

A rose is a rose by any other name, and Raewyn Read is an award-winning, international cake decorator who can guide you through every step of making this enchanting design in the sugar rose tutorial. You'll pick up some fabulous tips, including how to cut, roll, vein, wire, attach and dust your sugar rose effectively.

Cymbidium Orchid

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Cymbidium Orchid by Robert Haynes

Loving the look of this one? It'll take intermediate to advanced level cake decorators two to three days to create this beauty, following another of Robert Haynes fantastic tutorials.

Clematis Wedding Cake

Paul's styled an entire wedding cake based on his mum's favourite flowers - how sweet is that? We particularly love the incredibly realistic clematis design. Watch the tutorial and whip yourself up into a floral frenzy.

Antique Flower Pot

Our guest tutor Shawna McGreevy demonstrates how to make flowers AND a gorgeous antique style pot in this tutorial. Just make sure you don't leave it outside in the rain...

Peony

And finally, the splendid and ever-popular peony. One of the easier flowers to master - watch Paul show how you can use this blossom to decorate a wedding cake.

What's your favourite flower to make? What flower would you like to see a tutorial for? Let us know by leaving a comment below...