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!
- Wilton 104 for roses,
- Wilton 123 for smooth/ round closed peonies
- Wilton 1 or piping cones for buds
- DIY piping cones, DIY leaf tip
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Divide the buttercream into piping bags fitted with the appropriate tips.
- Pipe flowers such as peonies and roses onto parchment paper and freeze solid.
- Pipe a dome of buttercream onto the cake as shown
- 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.
- Fill space by piping leaves as shown in the video.
- 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!
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