Wedding cake baker makes incredible edible replicas of flowers in his garden using sugar icing


A baker has created a series of incredible spring flowers from sugar icing to replicate his own garden.

Ben Fullard, 46, from Erdington, Birmingham spends up to three days perfecting the flowers – which look so realistic that they’re often confused for the real deal.

From tulips to roses, clematis and magnolias, parrot tulips, ferns and orchids, Ben has been using his own outdoor space as inspiration during lockdown.

A baker has created a series of incredible spring flowers from sugar icing to replicate his own garden

A baker has created a series of incredible spring flowers from sugar icing to replicate his own garden

From tulips to roses, clematis and magnolias, parrot tulips, ferns and orchids, Ben has been using his own outdoor space as inspiration during lockdown

Pictured is a sugar rose

From tulips to roses, clematis and magnolias, parrot tulips, ferns and orchids, Ben has been using his own outdoor space as inspiration during lockdown. Pictured is two bouquets 

Ben Fullard, 46, from Erdington, Birmingham spends up to three days perfecting the flowers - which look so realistic that they're often confused for the real deal. Ben is pictured with the flowers

Ben Fullard, 46, from Erdington, Birmingham spends up to three days perfecting the flowers – which look so realistic that they’re often confused for the real deal. Ben is pictured with the flowers

With more than 20 years’ experience in baking wedding cakes Ben says he is always looking to improve his skills.

The baker known as Ben the Cake Man, said: ‘I have been using my own garden flowers as inspiration over the last few months.

‘I take the petals off the flower and draw around them, so they act like a template.

‘Doing this enables my sugar icing flowers are as realistic as possible.

With more than 20 years' experience in baking wedding cakes Ben says he is always looking to improve his skills.

One of Ben's flowers is pictured

With more than 20 years’ experience in baking wedding cakes Ben says he is always looking to improve his skills.

The baker (pictured) known as Ben the Cake Man, said: 'I have been using my own garden flowers as inspiration over the last few months'. He is pictured in his garden

The baker (pictured) known as Ben the Cake Man, said: ‘I have been using my own garden flowers as inspiration over the last few months’. He is pictured in his garden

Ben added: ''I take the petals off the flower and draw around them, so they act like a template'. Ben is pictured making a flower

Ben added: ”I take the petals off the flower and draw around them, so they act like a template’. Ben is pictured making a flower

Ben (pictured)  says he will spend three days perfecting a single flower, weeks creating a spray before attaching them to a wedding cake

Ben (pictured)  says he will spend three days perfecting a single flower, weeks creating a spray before attaching them to a wedding cake

The flowers on the wedding cakes (pictured) can last for up to two years plus and Ben ensures they're detachable

Catkins and pussy willow inspired by Ben's garden

The flowers on the wedding cakes (pictured) can last for up to two years plus and Ben ensures they’re detachable

Ben Fullards edible flowers from sugar icing, magnolia centres being painted

Ben Fullards edible flowers from sugar icing, magnolia centres being painted

Ben is pictured in his garden.  Ben has racked up more than 8,000 followers on Instagram for his stunning designs that are no easy feat.

Ben is pictured in his garden.  Ben has racked up more than 8,000 followers on Instagram for his stunning designs that are no easy feat.

‘I will spend up to three days perfecting a single flower, weeks creating a spray before attaching them to a wedding cake but of course at the moment all the flowers are just for practice as no weddings are taking place.

‘The flowers on the wedding cakes I create can last for up to two years plus and I can ensure they’re detachable.

‘Some flowers have up to 60 petals per flower head and they’re all individually painted and assembled.

Pictured: Ben's flowers in a vase

Pictured: Ben flowers on a cake

Pictured: Two of Ben’s creations, left in a vase, right on a cake. Ben says roses and peonies are the hardest to create

Ben says that often guests at weddings are shocked to know that the flowers are in fact edible

Ben says that often guests at weddings are shocked to know that the flowers are in fact edible

Ben is pictured holding a cake with edible poppies in his garden. He says every one of his creations is unique

Ben is pictured holding a cake with edible poppies in his garden. He says every one of his creations is unique

Ben is holding edible poppy on the right in his garden. Ben says it's great when couples are amazed by the flowers actually being sugar icing

Ben is holding edible poppy on the right in his garden. Ben says it’s great when couples are amazed by the flowers actually being sugar icing

Pictured, tulip petals being dusted with colour. Ben spends hours working on each individual petal

Pictured, tulip petals being dusted with colour. Ben spends hours working on each individual petal

Ben has racked up more than 8,000 followers on Instagram for his stunning designs that are no easy feat.  

‘Peonies and roses can take the longest to create due to the texture and shape required from each petal,’ he continued. 

Ben says that often guests at weddings are shocked to know that the flowers are in fact edible. 

Ben, pictured in his garden, said his flowers start off as a bag a sugar ans paste but is inspired by his own garden

Ben, pictured in his garden, said his flowers start off as a bag a sugar ans paste but is inspired by his own garden

Yellow parrot tulip inspired by the garden

Pictured: A cafe au lait dahlia.

Pictured: Yellow parrot tulip inspired by the garden (left) and cafe au lait dahlia (right)

Ben is pictured in his garden his roses which he takes uses as inspiration for his designs

Ben is pictured in his garden his roses which he takes uses as inspiration for his designs

He added: ‘Every cake I make for each wedding is unique and it’s great when couples are amazed by the flowers actually being sugar icing. 

‘I think they look realistic but I’m always improving.

‘The flowers start off as a ball of sugar flower paste and I’m always excited when they turn out so well.’

Pictured: Ben's edible flowers. Ben says all his creations are realistic but he's always improving

Pictured: Ben’s edible flowers. Ben says all his creations are realistic but he’s always improving

Pictured are Clematis made from sugar

Pictured are tulips made from sugar

Pictured are Clematis made from sugar (left) and tulips (right). Ben takes hours on his creations

Ben's pink poppy is pictured. He takes inspiration from his own garden to create his edible blooms

Ben’s pink poppy is pictured. He takes inspiration from his own garden to create his edible blooms

Ben is pictured preparing flowers from sugar icing while looking at real flowers.

Ben is pictured preparing flowers from sugar icing while looking at real flowers.

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