Buttercream Irises- A Video Tutorial

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Today, I'm going to show you how to make buttercream irises for your cakes!

After lots of experimenting, we're happy to share a favorite technique for these lovely flowers which is quick, simple & gives great results. Let the piping begin!


Materials for Buttercream Irises

The tiers that we are decorating in this video are a 6" double barrel tier and an 8" tier. They are frosted with our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream frosting recipe. Our Classic Vanilla Buttercream is a great choice also.

Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream (or any frosting of your choice that holds up nicely to piping)
Piping Tips: Wilton 104, & leaf tips 352 & 366
Coloring Gel: Americolor Violet, Royal Blue, Avocado Green, Leaf Green, Egg Yellow
Miscellaneous: Small paint brush, small tapered spatula (ridged buttercream technique), bubble tea straws (or your supports of choice) for stacking tiers), cake cardboards, etc.

Buttercream Iris Tutorial~ MyCakeSchool.com Member Video Library

More Buttercream flowers

In addition to today's buttercream irises cake, we've made several other floral cake designs! Here are just a few of our favorite buttercream flower tutorials:

Buttercream Roses (Shabby Chic Cake)

Buttercream Cherry Blossoms

Buttercream Floral Wreath Cake

Buttercream Cactus and Succulents

Two tiered cake decorated with purple buttercream irises

Enjoy the Video!

Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope that you give these buttercream irises a try on your spring and summer cakes.

If you do, we would love for you to post a comment and photo below! Keep this design in mind for birthdays, bridal showers, Easter cakes, and more!

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  1. Beautiful!!! Love it! My neighbour and I were just talking about her beautiful irises this afternoon. Now I can make my own.

    I'm so glad I'm not the only person with a disfuncional Wilton turntable - LOL! I have the same one and mine does that too, so I won't use it anymore. It annoys me :) So glad I'm not alone in that :)

  2. Glad you like it MsGF, and yes -the turntable was making me crazy! lol I need to get a new one ;0)

  3. This is a beautiful cake! My baking business is called The Blue Iris. I will definitely be making this. Thank you for the tutorial.

  4. Lovely! Glad you cracked the code on making irises. They were my Nanny's favorite. She would have loved this cake.

    On a side note, at least y'all's Wilton turntables just make a grinding noise. Mine squeaks!! :o It's like fingernails on a chalkboard.