Abstract Buttercream Painted Cake

abstract painted buttercream cake

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Some days I feel so STUCK in my own aesthetic. While I love creating animal cakes and piping buttercream and coming up with super duper kawaii faced creature cakes, I also long to bust outta my cake box. This is what I love about Instagram – coming across new cake decorating techniques and being awe-inspired by fellow cake designers! When I first came across Amanda’s cakes, I fell in loooove with her clean, vibrant and artful style, and immediately hit the Follow button. Then when I saw her recent online Abstract Buttercream Painting Course I bought it IMMEDIATELY. (I also happened to catch it at 50% off – she often has discount sales so follow her for announcements!) This was perfect timing, as I was doing a sponsored Insta post with iDeal of Sweden (a cool phone accessories company!) and wanted to try and make one of their phone case designs into an abstract buttercream painted cake.

cake canvas

cake drawing inspiration

The abstract-y painterly phone case I chose, and the quick drawing I made!

SMBC colours

Mixing swiss meringue buttercream colours!

SMBC colours

This really felt like painting – I used a plastic easy-to-clean placemat for my palette. For tools, I used my offset spatula, palette knives in a few sizes and paintbrushes designated only for cakes.

hand painted cake by coco cake land

abstract buttercream painted cake

The phone case, and the finished product! Fluffy vanilla cake layers and vanilla swiss meringue buttercream. I don’t want to give away all of Amanda’s lovely secrets from her class, so I recommend taking it and supporting her with your dollars if you can – but I will say, as I tell my son Teddy, making art or drawing things or creating is always a work in progress. It’s never too late to learn new things! So, initially when you add the first stroke of colour you might think you’re making a big old mess. But hang in there, keep painting and being thoughtful with your buttercream painting placement – and I think it’s helpful to start with a drawing, too!

abstract buttercream painted cake

abstract buttercream painted cake

I added tiny sprinkles to the cake too, to emulate the splatter marks of the phone case.

abstract buttercream painted cake

slice of cake

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I cannot wait to try more buttercream painted cakes! Other techniques I’d love to try but haven’t – chocolate spheres, gold leaf, GALAXY CAKE, watercolour cake, Katherine Sabbath classic ice cream dripping cake, Katherine’s rainbow marshmallow blob covered cake… ! I’d also love to learn about chocolate making, French pastries, bread making… I better get started. Life is flying by! xo Lyndsay 

2 Responses to “Abstract Buttercream Painted Cake”

  1. Natalie Byrne

    This is simply beautiful!

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Thank you so much, Natalie! ^__^

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