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!
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.
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Here’s everything, in order of appearance in the video:
- #10 tip: USA: buy here, UK: 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.
- Blossoms, petals:
- Blossoms, centre:
- Blossoms, yellow:
- 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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