Hair crowns made of flowers and greenery are always in style—and now, the trend has crossed over into wedding cakes. Many talented bakers these days are fashioning beautiful wreaths and laurels entirely of sugar as an elegant wedding-cake embellishment.
Start with simply frosted tiers—either using buttercream or fondant—then have your baker make a wreath or laurel using gumpaste, which is a pliable sugar dough that can be rolled out to form shapes like leaves. Stick with just a sugar wreath of greenery for a simple-yet-elegant look, or add other edible decorations like handmade sugar flowers or berries for a more lush and textured look. Prefer something more glamorous? Have the sugar leaves painted a shimmery gold or cover each one in edible gold leaf for added shine. You could even add your monogram to the design by hand-painting your initials onto the tiers in the center of the wreath.
Whatever you decide, adding a sugar wreath is an elegant way to decorate your wedding dessert. Need some inspiration? These examples below are our favorite takes on this chic and sophisticated cake trend.