Looking to create a stunning cake for a special occasion? My flower garden cake is the perfect choice! This ‘Flower Garden’ cake is decorated with meringue buttercream, sugar crystals and pearls, creating a magical cake! This cake decorating tutorial is great for any occasion!
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The Meringue Buttercream
Meringue buttercream is one of my favorite frostings to use for cake decorating! It’s made with egg whites, sugar syrup and butter. The buttercream holds its shape very well and it’s very easy to make! I have a separate video recipe for this buttercream that you can check out HERE! You can flavor this buttercream with just about any type of flavor using extracts. Here are some flavors I recommend: raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, lemon, cherry.
You can also use my silky smooth ‘French Buttercream’ for this tutorial!
Colors and Tips
Once you have the buttercream ready, divide the frosting between 4 to 5 bowls, with varying amounts of frosting. Add your desired gel food coloring and mix thoroughly into the frosting. Transfer the frosting into pastry bags. Here are the tips I used:
- large red flowers – Ateco #847
- medium peach flowers – Ateco #4FT (French Star)
- yellow flower buds – Ateco #823
- green leaves – Wilton #67
Need some supplies to make this recipe? You can get them here (Amazon affiliate links):
This set of nesting glass mixing bowls are a must for food prep!
I love this classic Ateco turntable for cake decorating.
My classic KitchenAid stand mixer is a must for every baker’s kitchen!
I use this set of jumbo cake decorating tips the most for decorating cakes. This larger set of 52 tips also includes small tips.
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