Friday, September 16, 2016

Trick for Fresh Flower Cake Toppers

Top cakes with Fresh Flowers

Just in time 
- for the weekend
- for a party 
- or just because. 

Here is the easiest technique to make the most beautiful flower-topped cakes. I think that they're a dreamy addition to the day and this technique makes decorating with fresh flowerspiece of cake. 

Follow below to learn, too!

This past weekend we had reasons to celebrate and while I loved the art of piping buttercream roses, daisies and dahlia, as a kid; these days, I reach for simplicity and things of beauty in the world around me (healthier, too --- but, shhh, don't tell my kids!). 

I think cakes decorated with fresh flowers are so absolutely stunning --- almost beautiful enough to wear! These cakes double as a centrepiece and are put together so easily, it's almost embarrassing. 

(But, don't be! They're so uniquely beautiful and give you extra time to do something else beside clean pastry piping bags and standing in the kitchen. You'll be able to put on that last flick of lip gloss.) 
Pick up this piece-of-cake trick for cake decorating with me below.

Let's start:

Paper Straws
a Cake (or cupcakes | here)


That's all folks.

It's almost beyond-words-simple, but, just in case you're unsure, yes: this is what you do:

1. Pick Fresh Flowers
In this cake, I used Dahlias. 

2. Wash and dry flowers
In case you were wondering what showy flowers you can use for decorating, 
these are 5 common flowers that are edible that I love:

Carnations (which I used above with the edible Dahlia's)
Day Lilies
Dandelions |here
Lilac | Lilac Llama Cupcake Toppers

3. Cut Straws
- Estimate the flower length you could like to have.
- Cut paper straws slightly longer than the stem length in order to accommodate the the straw length that is needed to slide into the cake to hold the straw upright and to accommodate the weight of the flower. These don't have to be much longer but, for these: I cut our straws approximately 1 1/2 inches (or 6 cm) longer than the flower stems.

4. Press Straws into cake

5. Place Flowers into the straws

6. Our cake is party ready!

If you have room in your refrigerator, the decorated cake can be refrigerated before serving. 
To assure that the flowers stay perky, serve in an hour.

If you would like another tutorials, check this one out, using the same technique but, for cupcakes last Autumn__ 

** My local source is the "Self-picking area" at Ulriksdals Trägård (here)  and our own garden so I knew that they were organic and purely natural.


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