Planning a floral theme? You’ll love these wedding cakes with flowers. Here are 15 of the best new designs for 2014… And some tips on how to make your own!

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You’ll want your wedding cake to be the breathtaking centrepiece of your reception and there’s no better way to do that than by using fabulous flowers. Whether you choose real blooms, a sprinkling of petals, sugar paste designs or artificial decorations, there’s a floral finishing touch to suit every type of theme and budget.

If you’re a crafty bride, you may want to DIY your wedding cake flowers. In this video, Mich Turner from The Little Venice Cake Company walks you through the process with an easy sugar paste tutorial.

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Or if you’re short on time (or DIY skills!), why not buy yourself some artificial flowers to decorate your cake in an instant? Here, Waitrose wedding cake expert Fiona Cairns shows you how…

One of the hottest wedding cake trends this summer is naked cakes – simple tiers, with no icing. Intricate sugar paste flowers won’t work with this look. Instead pretty it up with a few fresh blooms scattered on top or around the base. Naked cakes work particularly well at rustic receptions with an outdoorsy, natural feel.

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One word of warning – because naked cakes aren’t covered with icing, the tiers will dry out quicker than normal, so don’t stack them too early. Try to do it no more than 24 hours before the cake is going to be served. Naked cakes are perfect for brides that want that homemade look – why not have a go yourself?

15 wedding cakes with flowers

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Want to see more ideas for a floral theme? Click here! And don’t forget to work beautiful blooms into your hair accessories, too! Here’s how to do it…