After enjoying yesterday’s Spring Photography Ideas, I had a spring inspired cake on my mind. So, for Mother’s day, I spent time with my daughters – mixing cake batter, making frosting from scratch, piping out flowers and then eating cake. What a wonderful day!
I often watch cake tutorials on youtube with my girls. During the winter, it was a way to get the cartoons off and cuddle in a blanket with our ipad. Some of my favorite cake/cupcake Youtube channels are Nerdy Nummies, My Cupcake Addiction, How to cook that and Cake Style. We recently discovered Charlis Crafty Kitchen and my girls simply adore the 2 little girls in the videos!!! They make really cute really easy stuff, that always makes us smile 🙂
Cake Supplies Used:
- One Chocolate Cake Mix Box- Love the Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Cake
- One Chocolate frosting container – Hershey’s Special Dark is Divine!!
- Half a quantity of this Buttercream Recipe
- Food Coloring
- Offset Spatula
- Ziploc bags or piping bags
- Icing Tips- Rose petal tip + Leaf tip
- A cake decorating comb- I’ve had this one for ages, but looks like this Wilton one would work too.
spring inspired cake
For the flowers, I made half of this buttercream recipe, and then colored that into 3 colors- 2 shades of pink and a green shade. I piped the buttercream roses using Wiltons Tip #101 while following this method by Cake Style. I added a pearl in each center and then refrigerated the flowers overnight.
I made the chocolate batter according to the cake box recipe (except I subbed 1/2 cup oil with 1/2 cup of butter and used milk instead of the water- this makes a much richer cake). I divided the batter and baked them in 8 inch cake pans and let them cool. I assembled the cake using pink frosting in between, and then covered the whole outside with the chocolate frosting. I love my new offset spatula I scored last month, it makes frosting cakes so much easier!
I drew lines on the sides of the cake using the decorating comb, and then I used the comb to create rough circles on the top as well.
Finally, I stuck the flowers down, piped out more simple flowers to make clusters, added green leaves with (Icing Tip 70)
Spring Inspired Cake
This cake was really beautiful and I really enjoyed the whole process of making it with my daughters. I think Spring is the most inspiring season of them all and this spring inspired cake was too pretty to cut into. But we did cut into it. And have leftover cake for breakfast this Monday morning too 🙂
If you enjoyed this Spring Inspired Cake make sure to check out this Fall Inspired Cake