Elegant Textured Buttercream Flowers

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 I love cake designs that have a lot of texture, and easy textured buttercream flowers done with a "palette knife painting" feel are some of my favorites!

Elegant Textured Buttercream Flowers- This simple and impressive palette knife style of painting is so beautiful and unique!

Palette Knife Painting with Buttercream on Cakes

Cakes with lots of texture are extremely popular right now, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down! It is a very forgiving style of cake design which is why I have a feeling it is here to stay! 

For today's cake tutorial, we are creating buttercream flowers with lots of texture, but in other cake tutorials, we show simple ways to add texture to the entire cake- as we do in our Ridged Buttercream Video, Chrysanthemum Cake Video, Chalkboard Plaque Cake Video

In today's textured buttercream flower tutorial, we are not working with palette knives, but instead, cake spatulas and even a plastic spoon here and there!

There are so many cake design options when it comes to this method of decorating, but we love the elegant look of these simple flowers!  

Materials for Buttercream Textured Flower Cake:

For this video, we are decorating 8 inch and 6 inch stacked tiers, frosted in our fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting. Each tier is on its own cake cardboard cut down to size, and the top tier is supported from beneath by 4 bubble tea straws (cut to the height of the bottom tier).

(For more details on tier stacking, you can check out our free video: Basics of Tier Stacking)

Buttercream (We used our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream but our Classic Vanilla Buttercream works great too)

Small spatula and/or spoon

Coloring Gels: Deep Pink (to make light and dark buttercream), Americolor Avocado Green + Leaf Green

Sugar Pearls: We used a container of Wilton light and dark pink sugar pearls but use whatever you like! 

Textured Buttercream Flowers - A Spin on Palette Knife Painting

More Textured Buttercream Flowers

Don't miss our other cakes that feature textured or palette knife designs! These painted buttercream cakes are sure to please, and they are surprisingly easy to create!

Cake Recipes

This easy textured flower cake is perfect for cakes of all shapes and sizes, and any cake recipe! Some of our favorite birthday cake recipes are Vanilla Velvet Cake, Lemon Cake, Strawberry Cake, and Chocolate Cake!

Or, if you love cake mix recipes, don't miss our marble cake mix recipe, carrot cake from cake mix, or easy strawberry cake!

Enjoy the Video!

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  1. Beautiful! I love it. The first video won't play for me, not sure why, so I watched the alternative one! :-)