Buttercream fruit & flower wreath cake: 2/6 Plum & plum blossom

buttercream plum & plum blossom wreath cake video tutorial | ffeabysawsen

Welcome to the second cake in this 6 part series.  In this episode, I show how to pipe, carve and shape little buttercream plums and blossoms, before assembling into a wreath on an iced cake.  This is the second cake in the series, if you haven’t seen it yet, you can see the first one here.

If you’ve already watched, read on!

More information:

Buttercream recipe: My eggless Swiss Meringue buttercream – SEBC (or here if you prefer no protein powder versions)

Colours: I use a mix of natural and gel colours.  You can see my DIY natural colours video to learn how, or use a combination of similar gel or powder colours to get the same look.  I don’t recommend using any very liquid food colouring as it’ll probably make your buttercream split.

Before you start:  prepare a smooth iced 6″ cake.  If you don’t know how to ice a cake smoothly, I recommend using my tutorials here for a semi-naked cake plus recipe, and here for a fully iced (frosted) one.  My blog posts and videos should help teach you the most straightforward way to get a professional looking result.

Detailed Instructions:

The instructions and all products you need are linked in the list below, for both the US and UK.  These are affiliate links, which means you get to support my tutorials without paying a penny more than usual. Thank you for supporting my channel 🙂

Here’s everything, in order of appearance in the video:

  1. Plums:
    • #10 tip: USA: buy hereUK: buy here,
    • colours: turmeric & matcha for the green, & purple gel colour
    • Pipe a short strip of buttercream on parchment paper then sharply tap the flower nail on the table a few times to help it spread into an oval.  Freeze your plums before carving to shape, and colouring with brown buttercream.
  2. Blossoms, petals:
    • Wilton 102 piping tip:USA: buy hereUK: buy here
    • colours: purple and pink gel colours
    • pipe 5 petals into a blossom shape.
  3. Blossoms, centre: 
    • tip: DIY piping cone,
    • colours: purple gel colour (see my recommended products list to see which I used)
    • pipe a small bead of buttercream in the centre, then pipe narrow stamens on top and all around the perimeter.  Freeze when done.
  4. Blossoms, yellow:
  5. Branches:
  6. Leaves:
    • DIY leaf tip,
    • colours: matcha & turmeric
    • pipe leaves spaced around the branches, then position the frozen fruit and flowers around the wreath on top.

That should be all you need to know to make your own plum & plum blossom wreath cake! Stay tuned and subscribe to my channel to watch the next 4 tutorials coming up!

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