I’ve always been pretty obsessed with buttercream roses. They’re at once frilly and beautiful, but also hokey and supermarket sheet cake-like, yet still vintage and hearkening back to classic cake decoration and steady piping hands. I wanted to make a cake that overflowed with buttercream flower piped insanity, in bright colours and using a few fun techniques – I’d say the cake turned out pretty 1980s which I love! You can see the entire buttercream flower cake tutorial over on the Craftsy blog!
Speaking of crazy cakes: there are SO many beautiful and original cakes over on Saveur this week, celebrating their 20th birthday! Check out 21 Cakes for Our 20th Birthday and get ready to both drool, dream and punch yourself for not being able to eat your computer screen.
My faves of the bunch include Sarah of The Vanilla Bean Blog’s perfectly gorgeous buttermilk cake with rhubarb buttercream and cardamom cream, Molly’s adorbs pony ridin’ vanilla rosemary blackberry topped beauty of a pony cake and this insaneo meringue stacked cherry and chocolate number by Izy of Top With Cinammon!
Happy weekend, sweet cake pals! xo Lyndsay
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