This last minute Dogwood Cake is an 8inch round for a friend in need of a birthday cake for her granny’s 90th birthday (which happens to be my best friend’s granny)!! I had a choice of dogwoods, or red birds, so I took dogwoods.This was my first time making dogwoods, so I wasn’t sure how they were going to turn out!
I made the dogwood’s first with a combination of fondant and gum paste I use these two together so my flowers will be more durable and dry a bit faster! I used my dogwood cutter from my Wilton gum-paste flower set. Cut the flowers and set them in a scooped out drying tray. Again I use the ones that are Wilton, you can find at Michael’s. While they were drying I took a paint brush and brushed pink luster dust on the tips of the flowers. I took a tool and pressed lines on the petals.
I then made a pale pink mixture and did the same steps. I used a butter cream icing and iced the entire cake then smoothed the icing with Viva paper towel. I’ve got a cake cricut and cut out Happy Birthday and placed on cake. Then I started adding my dogwood’s. I used royal icing ( 2 egg whites, powdered sugar, lemon juice, and flavor) to attached my flowers. I added a few icing flowers in the border and placed a pink pearl in the middle. This cake turned out great! I loved the flowers!! They were very happy with the final product!!! This cake wasn’t that difficult to make!!