The World of Flowers of Natasja Sadi

She and her flowers have been featured in magazines such as Elle Decor, Victoria magazine, Flower magazine, Dutch Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar.

By: THURSD. | 06-06-2024 | 6 min read
Floral Art
Flower arrangement by Natasja Sadi

Valuing flowers more than gold, Natasja Sadi is a passionate flower creative and owner of Cake Atelier Amsterdam. Although originally born in Suriname, the artist has been captivated by vivid environments filled with light and color throughout her life, leading her to become one of Amsterdam's most renowned floral creatives.

Amsterdam - The City That Inspires Natasja Sadi's Floral Ideas

Natasja Sadi is a floral artist and the world has always been a source of interest and creative inspiration for her. From her expertise in wedding couture to today's designing and photographing fresh flower arrangements and sculpting sugar flowers in the Dutch still lifestyle from her home atelier in Amsterdam, these fascinations fuel her work.


Natasja Sadi Cake Atelier
Natasja Sadi, Floral Artist and Cake Atelier


Through her business 'Cake Atelier Amsterdam', Sadi celebrates that cakes are lifelike resemblances of floral beauty, which is always highly inspired by nature. She proudly and eagerly describes her work and art as 'the art of flowers'.


Natasja Sadi creating cakes



"My cakes are never complete without sugar flowers. With the cake serving as the ‘grand piece’ to mark a special occasion, they become sweet mementos that can be displayed and treasured forever."

Designing lovely cakes covered with tiny flowers made of sugar to share and keep as a keepsake, Natasja has shifted her focus from being personal to 'shared'. It is no surprise that she and her flowers have been featured in magazines such as Elle Decor, Victoria magazine, Flower magazine, Dutch Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar.


Natasja Sadi floral artist


Cake Atelier Amsterdam by Natasja Sadi

At the moment of creating, Natasja Sadi shares that flowers are not just flowers but pieces of art. What she also loves to communicate to her flower followers is that in Holland, flowers are part of the culture, meaning that when you buy food, you buy flowers as well. For Sadi, creativity is like an infinity pool, and bringing personal stories to life is an extremely emotional experience, especially when they involve the use of flowers. So, what is Cake Atelier Amsterdam all about?


Sugar Flower cakes by Natasja Sadi
Sugar flower cakes by Natasja Sadi


Flowers have always piqued Natasja's interest like nothing else, engaging sight, smell, and sometimes even taste all at once. These senses, she believes, help create memories of the crucial times in people's lives, the ones everyone wants to remember. As a result, without sugar flowers, her cakes are never complete. They beautifully become souvenirs that can be exhibited and enjoyed, with the cake acting as the 'grand piece' to honor a particular event. But what is behind the creative process of the talented artist? Keep reading to know more.


Sugar flowers created by Cake Atelier
Beautiful and colorful sugar flowers


For cake and sugar flower commissions, Natasja and her team will start the design process with a one-on-one creative consultation to define the details such as flavor (for cakes), design aesthetics, and to connect. Locations permitting, the consultation session is possible to do via phone, video call, email, or in person on request. During this consultation, she will aim to inspire you with surprising yet harmonic design suggestions and flavor combinations. You can find out more on Natasja Sadi's website.


Peachy colored cake with sugar flowers


Creating Floral Art From Paris to New York

Taking her art around the world is what Natasja Sadi enjoys most. She loves having happy clients worldwide and getting people to know her work and how much Cake Atelier has had an impact on the city of Amsterdam.

Flowers are such an essential part of her life, that every Saturday she goes to the local market in Amsterdam to buy flowers and transforms them into floral arrangements that rival the masterpieces of the old Dutch Masters' still-life paintings. After photographing them, she posts these pictures on her Instagram page, along with her cakes and sugar flowers, often challenging the visitor to tell the edible flowers apart from the real ones.


Different types of floral arrangements by Natasja Sadi
Different types of floral designs by Natasja


Sadi has been honored to have created sugar flower arrangements and cakes for clients from New York to Paris. The artist finds tremendous joy in teaching and sharing her flower passions. On the other hand, she also enjoys the educational added value of teaching in the world of flowers.


Bright and colorful pinkish flowers in an arrangement


She aims to get as many flower lovers involved in the beautiful industry and inspire others to follow their dreams to become whatever they want. Lastly, Sadi is honored to have taught floral design and the secrets of sugar flower artistry in Europe, Asia, South Africa, and North America.


Natasja Sadi smiling surrounded by flowers


Sugar Flower Workshop

Join Natasja for a 3-day sweet floral workshop in her hometown, Amsterdam, the Netherlands from September 5-7 to create sugar flowers in her kitchen studio in a historical 18th Century Canal House. Share the love of flowers and step into the beauty and history of Holland. Be inspired on your creative journey with this ultimate floral workshop, and learn about the sweetness of these sweet flowers.


Natasja Sadi sugar flowers workshop


During the workshop, you can admire Dutch floral still lives and tour flower fields at peak Dahlia season. In addition to exploring botanical appearance, you'll go deep into the coloring method and recreate Natasja’s trademark, lifelike sugar flowers. Discussing tools and materials beyond the class subject will serve infinite possibilities for future creative paths.


Sugar flowers with dahlias and roses


In the tradition of the old Dutch masters’ style, the artist will also demonstrate how to arrange these sweet blooms with fresh flowers, no matter the season, for sustainable arrangements.


Variety of sugar flowers


Natasja's Book - A Sweet Floral Life

Rising Instagram star Natasja Sadi’s floral arrangements have a sumptuous, old-world look straight out of a classical painting. But the secret is that they often contain a surprise twist: handmade sugar flowers (traditionally used in cake decorating) that are indistinguishable from real ones and last forever.


A Sweet Floral Life


A former fashion designer, Sadi began making flowers out of sugar to honor her African and Indonesian ancestors who worked in the sugarcane fields of Suriname. In A Sweet Floral Life, Sadi provides steps for sculpting sugar flowers, a versatile medium with limitless possibilities—they can be used in fresh floral arrangements, displayed on their own, or used to adorn cakes for weddings, anniversaries, or parties. Whether it’s the middle of summer or the dead of winter, sugar flowers are always in season and always in perfect full bloom.

In addition, she guides you through the creative process of fresh flower arranging and developing a personal style, along with tutorials for seasonal arrangements, living and entertaining with flowers, and how to photograph flowers.


A Sweet Floral Life by Natasja Sadi


If you live in the Amsterdam area and need a personalized floral cake, Natasja's atelier is it. On the other hand, to find flower inspiration make sure to find her work online on Natasja Sadi's Instagram account.


Photos by @cakeatelieramsterdam.


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