Day 350: Buttercream Flower Cake
Happy day 350! Only 15 days to go until my 365th day. I can't believe I've come this far and accomplished this much!
At the beginning of my blog, I really didn't think I would last even a week. Having come so far in this baking journey, I'm incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported me. Thank you so much!!!!!!
When I started this blog, I barely knew how to even make a cake, let alone frost and decorate one! Crazy to think that today I made a buttercream flower cake. I was pretty nervous at first because I had never made a buttercream flower in my life. Once I started, I found it actually quite fun and relaxing. It takes some practice, but you can also reuse your buttercream to make more flowers. You can stretch this bake over two days. Make the cake + frosting the first day and assemble the next. Just wrap the cake layers with plastic wrap and stick them in the fridge to cool.
There are some important tools to help make the flowers. I use a flower nail which helps create the flower. Make sure to keep spinning the flower nail as you pipe your flower. I also have a 104 piping tip and a sheet of parchment paper.
Start the flower by piping a little mound of frosting. It doesn't have to be perfect.
Holding your piping tip with the large side down, make a little petal around the mound of frosting. Keep repeating until you've finished your flower.
I made used different colors for the flowers, but you can also just have one. Make sure to save room for the green leaves. You won't need a lot of frosting, but about 1/4 cup of green frosting will be great.
Though the recipe is quite long, it's quite simple if you break it down! This cake is an absolute showstopper, from the orange-flavored cake layers to the pretty buttercream flowers. Onwards to 365 days!
|Level:👩🏽🍳👩🏽🍳|Time: 4 hours|Serves: 10|
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 sticks butter, softened
3 cups granulated sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons orange zest
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 cups butter, softened sticks butter softened
7 1/2 cups powdered sugar