Monday, March 25, 2013

Petal Cake Tutorial

Three years ago I married my best friend and the most amazing man I have ever met.

I am so lucky to have a man who cooks, cleans, watches rom-coms with me, checks my spelling, supports my baking and blogging, gives me foot rubs and loves me so much!

I feel so blessed to have Mr S in my life, three years seems to have gone by very quickly!

wedding photos

I started thinking recently about cake ideas for our anniversary then realised I had never actually made one for the other two, oops!

This one can make up for the others right?

Petal Cake Tutorial

I thought seeing as everyone loved the Moustache Petal Cake so much that I would share how to create this simple cake.

The icing was a new (experimental) recipe so is a little softer than my usual but it tasted fantastic and in the end, that's what counts right?

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How to Decorate a Petal Cake

You will need:
Cake (duh!)
Buttercream (enough to cover the cake in a thin layer then more for decorating)
Piping Bag Tip #12 (or large circle tip)
Flat spatula or back of a spoon
  • Cover entire cake surface with buttercream, you want to make sure it just covers it so there's no naked cake showing (ew naked cake!)
  • Fill piping bag half way with buttercream and pipe small blobs of icing in a vertical line from top to bottom. 
  • Using the spatula or back of a spoon gently smudge the blob of icing to the right.
  • Wipe excess icing off the spatula or spoon and repeat on the remaining blobs.
  • Once you've finished your smudging on line one, repeat these steps again; pipe blobs, smear blobs.
  • To pipe the swirl around the top, start on the outer edge and repeat the piping and smearing process while slowly working your way in on an angle. I found the back of the spoon really useful for the tight spots.

Petal Cake Tutorial
Petal Cake Tutorial
Petal Cake Tutorial
Petal Cake Tutorial
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Decorating Notes: This cake is 6" with two layers. I used this chocolate buttercream recipe and it was plenty! Try not to fill your piping bag too full or your icing will get soft quickly (especially with that recipe.

4 comments :

  1. You've made the icing look so simple to do! I will be giving it a try :)

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    1. It really is simple! Let me know how you get on, send me a pic on Facebook!

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  2. Just gorgeous! And YAY for fantastic husbands!! x

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    1. Thanks Laura!

      Yes fantastic husbands rock! Not long now and you and yours will be at three years too! :-D

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