Fresh blooms on a beautifully-iced cake is a classic. Deciding on a floral arrangement, however, involves more than just aesthetics – the flowers must be safe for cake decorating.

Whether or not you can use fresh flowers on a cake has been a long-standing debate. In short, it is safe to use fresh flowers to decorate cakes so long as you follow some simple guidelines.

Our tutorial is designed to teach you the basics you need to know to clean and appropriately prepare your selected fresh flowers and foliage in order to decorate your cake. Included is a list of supplies and tools for your tool kit, step by step floral-arranging instruction and aesthetic guidance using selected flower and foliage stems as examples, and our very handy tips and tricks to help you to safely decorate your cake with beautiful fresh blooms!