This Homemade Flower Basket Cake was for my mom for Mother's Day. I had just learned how to make a few flowers and wanted to try them out. This site really helped me out with some ideas.
I baked an 8-in chocolate cake. I frosted the whole cake in dark chocolate fudge icing. I used the same icing to make the basketweave. I freehanded this before looking for instructions online but it still turned out okay. I used the same tip used for the basketweave to pipe a line around the top edge of the cake. The flowers were piped directly on top of the cake. I tried to make them overlap each other to make the cake look more realistic. I piped a few sweet peas at the bottom and then did a few of the dot flowers as well just to fill in space.
I finished off with some leaves sticking out from some of the flowers and piped some dots around the bottom half. I was pleased and my mom loved it.
My daughter Abby was having a birthday and she loves butterflies. I pre-made the flowers and butterflies out of gum paste and fondant, let them harden for two days. I used letter templetes to cut out her name and let it harden for two days also. The top layer of the cake was strawberry and the bottom was yellow. After icing the cake, I smoothed out the icing with a viva paper towel. I used water and dissolved gumpaste in it to form a glue. This is what I used to attach the butterflies and flowers. I glued white Wilton sucker sticks on the back of each letter and let dry. I stuck them in the top layer of the cake. I put a shell trim around each layer of the cakes. It was a hit, she loved it!
A friend wanted a ladybug cake for her daughter's birthday. I explained, however, that black and red icing usually isn't the most tasty of combinations, nor the most appetizing. So I came up with a compromise of a flower and lady bug cake.
I used a Wilton daisy flower cake pan to make the daisy. I used a Wilton small soccer ball cake pan to make the ladybug. I used tinted spaghetti noodles to make the ladybug antennae. I covered the base of the daisy with leaf shaped icing using a leaf tip.
It turned out just adorable and the birthday girl loved it!
This homemade flower cake is really easy - Just bake a cake in an oven tray, draw the shape of the flower required (using as much of the cake as possible); cut the cake using the template you drew; then use heaps of icing in what ever colour you want.
I chose some gel writing icing pens for definition of shape and contrasting colour. Then I used fairy dust around the petals... Of all the homemade flower cakes I've seen, I think this is the most prettiest flower cake - that still looks home-made - ever!
I made this cake for my twin girls 1st birthday. The cake is white cake with rainbow sprinkles. This cake is filled in between layers with lemon frosting and topped with butter-cream frosting. I got a cool tip on the internet to add cream cheese to store bought frosting to make it less sweet and it worked. I added some colorful flower jumbo sprinkles to the edges and piped some lemon frosting around the bottom edges as well. The flowers and the butterflies are bought from a neighborhood craft store.
I made this flower cake as a 'thank you' to my daughter's class mother. The cake it's self was a homemade white cake.
It was made in an 8" spring form pan and then cut into 3 layers. The filling was lemon curd mixed with buttercream frosting. The cake was first covered with a cream cheese frosting and then surrounded with white chocolate plastic. The flowers and decor balls surrounding the base of cake were also made from white chocolate plastic (colored).