make this gorgeous flower cake today.
Imagine what a beautiful Mother's Day cake this
grape hyacinth flower cake would make..
This year, give Mom a change from the traditional Chrysanthemums on
Mother's Day and present her with this beautiful flower pot cake, full
of stunning grape hyacinths.
The entire flower arrangement, including the flower pot is edible
and you won't believe how easy it is to make.
Just add these
great co-ordinating party supplies and you've
got the perfect garden party!
You'll find links to some useful tutorials to help you complete your Purse Cake below:
what you'll need:
With just some very simple ingredients and equipment, you'll have completed this beautiful Flower Cake in no time:
- two 6" round cakes (3 layers each, filled) - these are lemon ginger pound cake
- Green candy melts
- Apple Green petal dust
- buttercream frosting
- Orange and Chocolate Brown gel paste food color
- Purple gel paste food color
- about 8 vanilla cookies, crumbled in food processor
- three small, plain bread sticks
- cake plate or board
here's how to do it...
You'll be amazed how quickly this Grape Hyacinth Flower Cake comes together.
1. Bake your cakes using your favorite recipe. Tort and fill the cakes, then stack to six layers high on your cake board, securing bottom layer on the board with butercream.
2. Crumb coat the cake and refirgerate at least an
hour, perferably overnight.
3. To make the flower pot, add a top
coat of buttercream in a terracotta color. You can make this by tinting
the buttercream orange first, then adding one drop of brown at a time
until you like the shade.
Use a wide spackling knife, available from any hardware store, to
smooth the buttercream as you turn the cake on a turntable or
4. Add a rim to the flower pot cake
with a petal tip or a large cake frosting tip.
Refrigerate the cake for an hour to let the buttercream firm up,
before finishing the rim.
5. Using the one color chocolate method, make several leaves
for the hyacinth flowers. Cut out the shapes with a pizza cutter when
the chocolte has cooled slightly, but is still not completely set.
6. Dust each leaf with the petal
dust for added dimesion.
7. If you've used a large cake icing
tip you can skip this step, but for the rest of us, smooth the rim of
flower pot carefully. be sure not to smooth it so much that it's the
same depth as the rest of the pot. You want a little definition between
the two parts of the flower pot.
8. Insert one bread stick by rolling
and pushing gently until about one third of the bread stick is in the
9. Use a small petal tip to pipe an
apward spiral of petals. Begin at the bottom of each stem and work
towards the top.
You might need a break while you're doing this. It's pretty tiring
on your hands, but just take it slowly and you'll get there!
10. Make several slanted cuts around
the base of the flower stem, about 2" deep for each one. Use a small
serrated knife for this job.
11. To finish the flowers, insert a
leaf in to each cut you made. Push gently - you don't to snap too many
12. Sprinkle vanilla cookie crumbs
around the base of the flower pots and around the base of the leaves
and flower stems.
Your Flower Cake is done!
Don't forget to take lots of pictures so you can come back here and show off your flower pot cake.
how to host the perfect garden party
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