Buttercream Flower Cake!!!
A few days ago was my sister's birthday! So, my mom and I made her a cake, with buttercream flowers. It was our first buttercream flower cake, so we weren't expecting anything good. But I think it turned out pretty darn cool!
Two weekends ago, we did a buttercream-flower-test-run. The flowers looked cool, but it was hard to make them look awesome and delicate because buttercream melts really fast. So we had to make them super quick and them pop them in the freezer, otherwise they would kinda...flop! Even when they were completely frozen, the flowers would melt. Lucky for us, we had a week to order high-ratio shortening from Amazon. That stuff arrived last weekend, and it was much easier to work with. A lot of people said that it tasted kinda strange, but my mom and I thought that it tasted pretty similar to traditional buttercream.
When I was sick a few weeks back, I watched a lot of tutorials on how to make buttercream flowers. This made frosting them super easy, fun, and better-looking than I expected. Man About Cake's fall buttercream flower cake was a really helpful one, as well as Wilton's Test Kitchen's videos, like how to frost tulips. If you want to make these for the first time, I would REALLY recommend watching videos or reading how-to posts on it.
We refrigerated them for three days, and then put them on the cake. I think that the outcome is pretty amazing!
With the left over cake, we made little cakes in Mason Jars.
We made a three layered chocolate cake for her, and it was DELICIOUS!