We’ve reached the third buttercream flower cake of our series, a show-stopping ruffled buttercream peony ring wreath cake! In this video I show you how to pipe gorgeous buttercream peonies in two new designs, using my buttercream and all natural blueberry powder to get all the shades of navy and blue used. All the other details you’ll need are in the blog post below. Enjoy!
- Wilton 104 for ruffled peony roses,
- Wilton 123 for smooth/ round closed peonies
- Wilton 102 for large leaves,
- Wilton 81 for stylised chrysanthemums,
- DIY piping cones, DIY leaf tip
Watch my DIY food colours video for more details.
- Navy: blueberry powder, mixed with a little hot water to make a paste, with a small amount of bicarbonate of soda added. Use different amounts to get varying shades of colour in your buttercream.
- Peach/ pink colour – a little beetroot powder
- Purple: blueberry powder without bicarbonate of soda, or purple gel colour.
- Green: Matcha 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, 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 chrysanthemum onto parchment paper and freeze solid.
- shape a partial crescent on top of the cake in chocolate (or plain) buttercream 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 large and small leaves as shown in the video.
- Accentuate with beads of the darkest navy buttercream.
That should be all you need to know to make your own buttercream peony ring wreath cake 🙂 Thank you for watching and stay tuned for the next in the series, coming soon!
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