In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've created a beautiful, simple, Tree of Hope Cake Design.
Today we've put together a cake design in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We have all been effected by breast cancer, whether personally or through a loved one.
How to Make a Tree of Hope Cake
Today’s cake design is simple, but highlights the hope that we all hold for a cure.
For those of you who are looking for cake ideas for various fundraisers and events this month, I hope you find our tutorial helpful!
First, I started with an 8" strawberry cake, frosted with vanilla buttercream. Smooth your frosting however you'd like, (I used the "Viva paper towel method".)
I tinted my frosting with Americolor Deep Pink, Wilton Rose, and Americolor Chocolate Brown. Using a Wilton piping tip 2, I piped a tree trunk in the center of the cake. I basically started with an outline of the trunk.
I filled in the trunk with more piped strands of frosting to give the tree more texture. Next, I piped pink ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness all over the cake in various shades of pink.
Any small round tip will do, but I used a Wilton 2.
I also filled in the tree with words that I associate with breast cancer. Words like "hope", "fight", "find a cure", "survivor", etc.
I continued to fill in our tree, with words, ribbons, hearts, dots, etc. and finally I decided to sneak in some leaves too.
For the leaves, I used a Wilton leaf tip 352. The buttercream for my leaves was tinted with Americolor Electric Green.
Around the sides of the cake, I continued piping words that I associate with Breast Cancer Awareness. This is similar to a design I've done in the past...I like the white on white. It doesn't distract from our tree, but adds more meaning to or design.
I added a ball border using a medium sized round tip (Tip 10), and I added the word "hope" in white using a Wilton tip 2.
I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial! Here's a final shot, revealing our strawberry cake on the inside. Pink!
Thanks for joining us, we hope that you enjoy this Tree of Hope cake design.
Simply amazing! You are a wonderful person to share all these thoughtful ideas with us; god bless you!
I am trying to add the Brest cancer cake to my favorite list and when I log in it saids I am not a member
Melissa' great work....congratulations. Thanks for sharing.
I have to make desserts for a event for breast cancer. Do you think this would work on cupcakes? I wouldn't put the words on the side, just make the tops like the cake design.
Hi Lucy, yes I think that the encouraging words on top of the cupcakes would look really nice.