3 Ways to Make Sweet Succulent Cakes

July 8th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Succulents aren’t new to the plant world, but in the trend world, it seems these desert-born beauties are found everywhere these days. They have such a unique and quietly impressive look to them, and are a great way to add visual interest to any cake! Here are three different ways to make succulent cakes through three different mediums: gum paste, fondant and buttercream.


Succulents are so inviting as accents for wedding cakes! It’s easy to make these blooming beauties with the Succulents Gum Paste Cut-Outs Set. Follow the instructions to make the beautiful echeveria and agave plants shown here.

Succulents Trio Cake



Freshen up a smaller cake with just one fondant succulent to add a fresh, natural touch on this buttercream-iced cake. Use the Wilton Gum Paste Flower Cutter Set to create this hardy-looking plant. Get the how-to here.




Learn how to use the decorating tips in your collection to create amazing blooming succulents. Great for tea parties, birthdays, bridal showers and weddings, these stunning mini cakes are a great way to showcase your decorating skills. Mix and match succulent styles and colors to create the edible garden of your dreams! Learn how here.

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3 Ways to Make Succulent Cakes


Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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