Now cake is cake. In all forms, it’s a delicious treat and almost 100% of the time, we’re going to eat it. I’m pretty positive you would all agree with me. But cake is that much better when it looks as great as it tastes! If you’re a baker (whether professionally or at heart) cake decoration is probably your main priority, even. It’s all about presentation after all! But if you’re not much of a baker, you’re probably wondering how you can do an impressive cake design without, well, messing everything up. Well, we have a great decorating idea that bakers of all levels can be proud of.
This basket of flowers might look like a lovely bouquet peeking from a beautiful, woven pastel basket – but it’s actually a delicious cake, hiding in a gorgeous design! Now this might SEEM like a pretty complicated cake decoration – there’s the basket, the flowers, the angle of the basket lid to worry about – but when broken down step-by-step by Rumble channel CakeStyle, you’d be shocked how simple this cake is to pull off.
There are a couple tools that your average baker might not have floating around the house that are required for this recipe:
- Frosting spatula
- Piping bag
- Piping 104 tip
- Wooden dowels
Luckily, even if you don’t have these tools hanging around the kitchen, they’re easy to find and buy at any grocery store or superstore! Don’t let a little shopping trip stop you from making this gorgeous basket of edible flowers.
What do you think of this beautiful cake decoration? Will you try this for fun or to impress party guests? Share your thoughts on this cake design in the comments section below.
Flower Basket Cake
- Square cakes (any flavor)
- Frosting (any flavor)
- Blue frosting
- Green frosting
- Parchment paper
- Flower frosting (any colors)
- Start by baking three or four square cakes, of any flavor.
- To pile the cakes, use any frosting of your choice as a glue between layers. Frost the sides of the cake, smoothing it down with a spatula.
- With another piece of cake, cut a wedge shape and glue it to the top layer with frosting. Cut wooden dowels to size and place them around the wedge for sturdiness.
- Add the final layer of cake, placing it on the angle of the wedge so it’s tilted up. Frost the top cake and add a few dowels to keep the “lid” in place.
- Fill your piping bag with your blue frosting and create your woven frosting pattern. The easiest way to do this is to make one vertical line of frosting and then make several smaller horizontal lines going upward. Do this pattern over the entire surface of the cake.
- To make your flowers and leaves, choose whatever color frosting you want for however many flowers you would like. Use a 104 piping tip and pipe out the frosting for each flower onto an individual square of parchment paper. Here’s a great tutorial on how to pipe frosting flowers.
- Let the frosting flowers chill for at least 10 minutes.
- Once the flowers have hardened, place them gently inside the opening of the “basket.” Use the green frosting to cover any pieces of cake peeking through the flowers.