Hand Painted Poinsettia on a Christmas Candle Cake
Make a special Christmas candle cake this Christmas. Learn this hand painted Poinsettia on a Christmas Candle Cake tutorial, so simple and easy you will be surprised. A perfect gift or a perfect cake to adorn your Christmas Dinner Table.
I made this Christmas Candle Cake with a Hand Painted Poinsettia for my new Collaboration called the Advent Calendar 2015. What do you think of my Hand Painted Poinsettia ?
Video - Hand Painted Poinsettia on a Christmas Candle Cake
Recently, I shared my Hand Painted Poinsettia Demo for Satin Ice at Cake International I had a lot of request for a tutorial on how to paint the Hand Painted Poinsettia. But that one I did free hand and I know it's not always simple to free hand.
So, I thought I'll share with you a different and more simple method to hand paint the Poinsettia. So I made a little picture tutorial. Since the slides were way too many for a blog post I put them on a video.
The cake is two five inch cakes that are four inches tall. When stacked together they become a good 10 inches tall with all the filling and frosting. More like a double barrel cake. Now we have already discussed double barrel cakes in our previous Tip Thursdays so you should know all about it by now. If not read this post - what are double barrel cakes
For this one I baked two of my Chocolate Pound Cake recipes and baked them in two 5 inch round cakes. As with the basics of how to level and torte cakes. I filled and frosted my cakes with Velvet American Buttercream. Chilled the cake really well before I covered it using Satin Ice Fondant
I let any condensation dry out before I attempted to use my templates and hand paint the poinsettia as shown in the video above.
The little berries are just wire and florist tape with small gumpaste balls mounted on it.