Ombre Petal Cake
My first try at a buttercream petal cake. There are so many tutorials out there to learn from, and it really is as simple as they say!
I made this for my sister’s birthday. A orange vanilla cake layered with fresh cream and raspberry jam.
The buttercream recipe (Thermomix) I used was a first too, the addition of cream lightens it up. I made 4 times the amount to ensure I had enough to crumb coat and pipe the petals. In hindsight, 3 times would have been sufficient.
Most of the tutorials suggest the use of #12 tip, as I don’t have 4 #12 tips, I just used the couplers without tips.
As you can see in the photo below, the crumb coat could have been a tad thicker especially for the white row of petals!
When I came to the last row of petals and found that I couldn’t use the pallet knife to spread without ruining the first column of petals, I just did some dots and made that the back of the cake.
I topped it all off with a sugar paste ruffle flower. Again, a very simple method using 4 circle cutters and there are heaps of tutorials available (I used this one ). Cut out rounds and then ruffle edges with a toothpick or similar. I dried each layer separately before stacking together and dusting the edges with some pink petal dust.