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Coolest Flower Basket Cake 83

by Tracey R.
(Hendersonville, NC)

Homemade Flower Basket Cake

Homemade Flower Basket Cake

This is a Flower Basket Cake I made for my mom and sister's birthday. It is the first one I ever made. I made all the flowers several days in advance using royal icing. The cake is made from a store bought mix (2 of them). I made four 8" round pans, but decided to only use 3 because 4 was a little too tall. After letting them cool all the way I cut each one flat and exactly the same roundness. I then put them together using white icing.

I put a light icing coating on the top and sides. (Hint: If you put a few squares of wax paper just a little ways under the edge of the cake before you put on the icing, you can pull them out very carefully when you are done and it will be very neat and clean.) Then using a basket tip, I started weaving the pattern using brown icing. When done with the basket, I added the flowers, then piped on some leaves.

It took some thinking to come up with the handle. I finally used tin foil folded very thick, shaped it to look like a handle, covered it with brown icing and stuck it in. It turned out great for the first time I have made flowers or done basket weave. Everyone thought it was beautiful and tasted great too!

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beautiful
by: Amanda

I really like this cake and my next thing to teach myself is the basket weave. You did a beautiful job on this cake!

how to weave
by: Reg

Cake looks fantastic!! but i am just wondering how you did the basket weave exactly?

Thanks!
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the comments! I learned to basket weave by watching tutorials on youtube. It's really not that hard once you get the hang of it! Good luck!

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Flower Birthday Cake

by Gretchen M
(UT)


I have never made a decorative cake before, so this is my first one. My daughter just turned two and I had a lot of people to feed...
The bottom tier is a two layer 14" strawberry cake, with creamcheese icing and filling. The Second tier is a 10" Chocolate cake with a swiss chocolate cake pour on top of a fudge cake, then baked and layered- with a chocolate whipped cream filling and fudge icing. The top layer is a 6" three layer spice cake with creamcheese frosting as well.
I used wilton food coloring gels which were amazing and the flowers and letters are made from wilton fondant- all of them, no paint or anything... for the letters and flowers I let them dry for several days just ot make sure they would stay up in my frosting.
It was a lot of fun! I had no idea i would like this sort of thing, so I am very pleased to have a new hobby!
The picture is not the best, and it's at a weird angle... my daughter's name is Haven

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Coolest Flower Birthday Cake 94

by Kara
(Llynn, MA)

Homemade Flower Birthday Cake

Homemade Flower Birthday Cake

I made this Flower Birthday Cake for my grandmother's 95th birthday. I wanted to make her a ladybug cake, but got the idea to do a ladybug sitting on a flower from this site.

The cake is marble, and the frosting is basic white. I used a star tip to color in the flower and the ladybug.

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Coolest Flower Birthday Cake 66

by Kris
(Iowa)

Homemade Flower Birthday Cake

Homemade Flower Birthday Cake

This Flower Birthday Cake is my very first attempt! The top was a 2-layer white cake, the bottom was a 3-layer chocolate cake.

Decoration was buttercream icing and fondant flowers, ladybugs, and ribbons. The smash cake (not pictured) was a cupcake with the green icing, a larger daisy with a tiny ladybug on the petals.

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beautiful
by: Anonymous

very "sweet" looking and beautiful first attempt.

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