Beautiful Bouquets 4: Bridal Silk buttercream flower domed bouquet cake

bridal buttercream flower bouquet cake tutorial |

It’s time for the fourth buttercream flower cake of our series, an elegant bridal domed buttercream flower bouquet cake, in gorgeous silk-like colours, accentuated with buttercream leaves and piped buds. As always, a mixture of natural colours were used to make these muted pastel shades – if there’s any kind of colour scheme that works so well with all natural colours it’s a subtle one like this. All the other details you’ll need are in the blog post below.  Enjoy!


Buttercream recipe:

Sawsen’s Egg Free Swiss buttercream (SEBC) recipe – vanilla, chocolate, caffe latte, maple syrup, strawberry milk, cream cheese flavours & more!

Sawsen’s Egg Free Swiss buttercream recipe pt 2 – NO protein powder versions

Piping tips:

Petal Tip 104

Price: $7.25

(0 customer reviews)

4 used & new available from $2.16

Wilton No.102 Decorating Tip, Petal

Price: $5.11

5.0 out of 5 stars (1 customer reviews)

8 used & new available from $3.47

Wilton Decorating Tip, No.81 Curved Ribbon

Price: $5.22

4.5 out of 5 stars (7 customer reviews)

6 used & new available from $4.69



Watch my DIY food colours video for more details.

  • Mocha colour:  A little melted chocolate stirred into buttercream, or ground coffee mixed into a few drops of water to dissolve first.
  • Peach/ pink colour – a little beetroot powder
  • Cream/ Ivory colour: a little turmeric and beetroot powder
  • Green-Yellow: turmeric powder and matcha powder.

Freeze Dried Blueberry Powder 120g

Price: ---

(0 customer reviews)

0 used & new available from

Bulksupplements Pure Blueberry Extract Powder (100 grams)

Price: $11.96

4.7 out of 5 stars (224 customer reviews)

3 used & new available from $11.96

Beetroot Powder (Natural Food Colour) - 50g

Price: $4.99

3.0 out of 5 stars (5 customer reviews)

1 used & new available from $4.99

Starwest Botanicals Organic Beet Root Powder, 4 Ounces

Price: $9.63

4.1 out of 5 stars (108 customer reviews)

12 used & new available from $9.63



  1. Bake and ice a cake using a recipe of your choice.  If you don’t know how to ice cakes or need a recipe, follow the links below.

    Secrets of the perfect semi naked cake – start to finish

  2. Prepare a batch of my buttercream, links above, and colour using natural or gel colours.  For natural colours this light you can use the powders dry, just make sure they are crushed/ sifted free of any lumps first.  Otherwise, you can mix powders with a tiny bit of warm water until you get a thick paste before use.
  3. Divide the buttercream into piping bags fitted with the appropriate tips.
  4. Pipe flowers such as peonies and roses onto parchment paper and freeze solid.
  5. Pipe a dome of buttercream onto the cake as shown
  6. Decorate by adding frozen flowers, largest first.  Note: this seems like a lot of buttercream, but it is still less on each slice than you would get on a cupcake with a tall swirl on top.  Once the cake is cut into slices this becomes obvious.
  7. Fill space by piping leaves as shown in the video.
  8. Accentuate with buds of white and pale pink buttercream.

That should be all you need to know to make your own buttercream flower domed bouquet cake 🙂  Thank you for watching and stay tuned for the final cake in the series, coming soon!


*please note I get a little ad revenue if you click on any of the pictures of amazon products above, so if you’re going to buy anything I’d really appreciate you supporting my channel at the same time by using these links.  It doesn’t cost you any extra, and I only link to products I’ve used or close equivalents, and would recommend.  Thank you.

Leave a Reply