Today, I'm going to show you how to make a beautiful buttercream petal cake!
I love cake designs that incorporate lots of piping or texture. Buttercream petal cakes are a perfect example, and this pretty "Petal Effect" around the sides is one of the easiest techniques there is.
You will love how quickly these elegant petal cakes come together, and how simple the method is to learn!
In this video, I'm using vanilla buttercream ("Fluffy" from the Recipes section) -- which is my usual medium consistency. My bag is fitted with a Wilton Tip 12 (medium sized round tip).
You will also learn to create a gum paste flower for the top of the cake using several gum paste petals (14 to be exact) that were dried & pushed into a small mound of buttercream. This is a really quick trick for assembling gum paste flowers (and best done close to the time of the event.) We love the look.
Hi Lanette, Well, we don't have notes on this cake. We try to always do that now. I know that each tier is 3 layers. I would say it is a 9 inch, six inch or a 10 inch 6 inch
This is so beautiful and making a flower out of petals is really smart. I'm thinking of doing this for an anniversary. Thanks for sharing.
Simply adorable, Melissa..another wonderful tutorial and one that I can use over and over again. You and your mom are the best!!!
Tried this today with the fluffy buttercream and found it hard to work with - it kept cracking and splitting - not the smooth look I was going for. I tried beating it some more, which only helped a little and I also warmed up my offset spatula which helped but took a lot longer. You didnt seem to have that problem! Would another frosting work better, like Italian Buttercream?
Hi Emily, I'm sorry you had a problem. If it is cracking and splitting, sounds as though you need a bit more liquid added to the fluffy buttercream recipe, making it softer and easier to spread. Swiss Meringue works well for this technique. We haven't used Italian meringue buttercream but it should be find also.
Melissa, I tried this today with a 3-layer chocolate cake and your fluffy buttercream. It worked like a charm! I also tried making a hydrangea using your technique. This was my first attempt but your tutorials really helped me (as always)! Thank you so much!!
@shelltchr- Yay! Your cake is beautiful! You did such a great job. Thanks so much for sharing! xo
hi i do like to earn how you make your buttrecram
I tried this effect but when i got all the way to the other side before the spot where I began I didnt know what to do because if I pulled it it would grab some of the begging do you have a video were you put it on the cake all the way through
Hi Vees, Melissa does have a video on this technique, here is a link https://www.mycakeschool.com/video-tutorials/petal-effect-around-sides/. She talks about your question at about 5:01 minutes into the video, you can skip ahead to that time. Hope this helps.