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

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A baker has created an array of incredible spring flowers from icing to recreate his own garden.

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

From tulips to roses, clematis and magnolias, parrot tulips, ferns and orchids, Ben used his own outdoor space as a source of inspiration during the lockdown.

A baker has created an array of incredible spring flowers from icing to recreate his own garden

A baker has created an array of incredible spring flowers from icing to recreate his own garden

From tulips to roses, clematis and magnolias, parrot tulips, ferns and orchids, Ben used his own outdoor space as a source of inspiration during the lockdown.

From tulips to roses, clematis and magnolias, parrot tulips, ferns and orchids, Ben used his own outdoor space as a source of inspiration during the lockdown.

Pictured is a sugar rose

Pictured is a sugar rose

From tulips to roses, clematis and magnolias, parrot tulips, ferns and orchids, Ben used his own outdoor space as a source of inspiration during the lockdown. Depicted are two bouquets

Ben Fullard, 46, from Erdington, Birmingham spends up to three days perfecting the flowers - which look so realistic they often get confused for the real thing.  Ben is depicted with the flowers

Ben Fullard, 46, from Erdington, Birmingham spends up to three days perfecting the flowers - which look so realistic they often get confused for the real thing.  Ben is depicted with the flowers

Ben Fullard, 46, from Erdington, Birmingham spends up to three days perfecting the flowers – which look so realistic they often get confused for the real thing. Ben is depicted with the flowers

With over 20 years of experience baking wedding cakes, Ben says he is always looking to improve his skills.

The baker known as Ben the Cake Man said, “I’ve been using my own garden flowers as a source of inspiration for the past few months.

I take the petals off the flower and draw around them so that they act as a template.

By doing this, my icing flowers are as realistic as possible.

With over 20 years of experience baking wedding cakes, Ben says he is always looking to improve his skills.

With over 20 years of experience baking wedding cakes, Ben says he is always looking to improve his skills.

One of Ben's flowers is depicted

One of Ben's flowers is depicted

With over 20 years of experience baking wedding cakes, Ben says he is always looking to improve his skills.

The baker (pictured) known as Ben the Cake Man said, 'I've been using my own garden flowers as a source of inspiration for the past few months.'  He is depicted in his garden

The baker (pictured) known as Ben the Cake Man said, 'I've been using my own garden flowers as a source of inspiration for the past few months.'  He is depicted in his garden

The baker (pictured) known as Ben the Cake Man said, ‘I’ve been using my own garden flowers as a source of inspiration for the past few months.’ He is depicted in his garden

Ben added, “I take the petals off the flower and draw around them so that they act as a template.” Ben is depicted making a flower

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

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

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

The flowers on the wedding cakes (photo) can last up to two years and Ben makes sure they are removable

The flowers on the wedding cakes (photo) can last up to two years and Ben makes sure they are removable

Kittens and pussy willow inspired by Ben's garden

Kittens and pussy willow inspired by Ben's garden

The flowers on the wedding cakes (photo) can last up to two years and Ben makes sure they are removable

Ben Fullard's edible flowers of icing, magnolia centers that are painted

Ben Fullard's edible flowers of icing, magnolia centers that are painted

Ben Fullard’s edible flowers of icing, magnolia centers that are painted

Ben is depicted in his garden.  Ben has amassed over 8,000 Instagram followers for his stunning designs that are not easy.

Ben is depicted in his garden.  Ben has amassed over 8,000 Instagram followers for his stunning designs that are not easy.

Ben is depicted in his garden. Ben has amassed over 8,000 Instagram followers for his stunning designs that are not easy.

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

‘The flowers on the wedding cakes I make last up to two years and I can make sure they are removable.

‘Some flowers have as many as 60 petals per flower head and they are all individually painted and assembled.

Pictured: Ben's flowers in a vase

Pictured: Ben's flowers in a vase

Pictured: Ben blooms on a cake

Pictured: Ben blooms 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 make

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

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

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

Ben is depicted with an edible poppy cake in his garden.  He says that all of his creations are unique

Ben is depicted with an edible poppy cake in his garden.  He says that all of his creations are unique

Ben is depicted with an edible poppy cake in his garden. He says that all of his creations are unique

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

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

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

In the photo, tulip petals are sprinkled with color.  Ben spends hours working on each individual petal

In the photo, tulip petals are sprinkled with color.  Ben spends hours working on each individual petal

In the photo, tulip petals are sprinkled with color. Ben spends hours working on each individual petal

Ben has amassed over 8,000 Instagram followers for his stunning designs that are not easy.

“Peonies and roses take the longest to create because of the texture and shape required of each petal,” he continued.

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

Ben, pictured in his garden, said his flowers start out as a bag of sugar and pasta, but are inspired by his own garden

Ben, pictured in his garden, said his flowers start out as a bag of sugar and pasta, but are inspired by his own garden

Ben, pictured in his garden, said his flowers start out as a bag of sugar and pasta, but are inspired by his own garden

Yellow parrot tulip inspired by the garden

Yellow parrot tulip inspired by the garden

Pictured: a café au lait dahlia.

Pictured: a café au lait dahlia.

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

Ben is depicted in his garden are roses which he uses as inspiration for his designs

Ben is depicted in his garden are roses which he uses as inspiration for his designs

Ben is depicted in his garden are roses which he uses as inspiration for his designs

He added: ‘Every cake I make for every wedding is unique and it’s great when couples are amazed at the flowers like icing.

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

“The flowers start out as a scoop of sugar flower paste and I’m always excited when they turn out so well.”

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

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

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

Pictured are Clematis made from sugar

Pictured are Clematis made from sugar

The picture shows tulips made from sugar

The picture shows tulips made from sugar

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

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

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

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

Ben is in the picture making flowers from icing while looking at real flowers.

Ben is in the picture making flowers from icing while looking at real flowers.

Ben is in the picture making flowers from icing while looking at real flowers.