One of our friends is getting married this summer and I offered to do her bridal shower cake. I really liked the look of fondant flowers and wanted to try and make her a flower cake.
I started by making 2 cakes, one chocolate in my big cheesecake pan, and one vanilla in a 8inch round pan. Then I made the fondant (super easy, just melted marshmallow and icing sugar). I rolled the fondant and put it on the cakes witch I had previously frosted. The rest of the fondant, I tinted blue, pink and brown to do the flowers.
I didn't have any cookie cutters to make the flowers, so i just used a butter knife and tried to do my best. To stick the flowers on the fondant, I just dabbed a little bit of water on them. I used chocolate icing to do dots in the middle of the flowers.
To finish it off, I rolled little balls of fondant to hide the uneven bottom and then cut lines of fondant. The bride really liked the cake and so did everyone else at the party!
I made this Homemade Flower Cake for my mother's 60th birthday. It is a 2 layer 8" round vanilla cake filled with chocolate fudge buttercream and fresh strawberries.
When filling the cake, I found it easier to put a layer of frosting on both cakes (top of the bottom layer and bottom of the top layer) and a ridge of frosting around the edge of the bottom layer to keep the strawberries from oozing out the sides. Then, I flipped the top layer over onto the bottom layer to complete the filling. I then crumb-coated the entire cake and let it set before frosting and decorating.
Once the cake was set, I covered the entire cake with white buttercream (using clear vanilla helps, or use a tiny bit of purple coloring to take out the brown tinge of regular vanilla color). Then I made a parchment paper piping bag and free-formed the trunks and branches of the cherry trees; I used a star tip to create the cherry blossoms on the trees.
The cake was finished up with a green border and writing.
I wanted to make a flower cake for my grandmother that she would remember and not knowing to much about decorating I decided to give it a whirl anyway.
I saw a picture on Wilton's cake decorating book that she really loved but I didn't have the directions for it so I ran with my imagination to try and get it as close to what it looked like as I could.
I used Duncan Hines cake mixes, three of them and made a three layer cake. I made the Wilton's recipe for the homemade buttercream: four cups of confectioners sugar, 1 tsp. no-color vanilla extract, 2 Tbs. milk, 1 stick butter and 1/2c. shortening.
I frosted each layer with buttercream (white ) and for the outside layer I put a little lavender food coloring.
The roses, I made 40 of then to cover the top. Using the buttercream icing and tips 104 and 12. for the dots on the side I used tip #3.
It was as close to the picture as I could get except it was shown in mauve.