Create a beautiful edible gift for Mother's Day with this Spring Buttercream Basket of Flowers cake. Made with my simple moist chocolate cake, weaved with a delicious sweet buttercream that's also piped into beautiful flowers.
Have you made plans for Mother's Day yet?
And what do you plan to do with the kids? Here in Israel, we don't really celebrate mothers day. What we have is called a family day sometime later in the year. However, being an American family here we still do make this a special day.
Usually, it's we going out for a family lunch - the kids order 'what mama likes to eat' followed by Ice creams.
Somewhere in between the kids will give me what they made as a surprise. Last year I received a pretty handmade necklace from my Aadi. he's was nine. He usually picks up pretty seashells from the beach during our walks. He had one with a hole in it. So, he washed it and put a black code thru it. Was a very sweet gesture.
Rhea gave me a drawing which usually is her scribbling with different color pens. Being a child with special needs; motor skills at her age are still a challenge.
I am looking forward to seeing what they planned this year. Ziv usually helps them organize.
Buttercream basket of flowers cake
Well, we don't really make a cake for mothers day. I had to give this cake as a gift to a lovely lady friend and I thought since it was just beginning to be spring and mothers day is coming - let's use that for our theme. Along the way, I decided to make it a tutorial project and here I am - sharing the video with you.
The perfect buttercream for piping buttercream flowers
In my previous post, I gave my recipe for The Best Stiff Buttercream Recipe for piping flowers. I highly suggest you make that buttercream if you plan to pipe some stress-free beautiful buttercream flowers. I have explained in detail the recipe as well as tips and troubleshooting. Please read that post and you should have a delicious and beautiful buttercream to work with.
The piping tips and accessories
Ideally, I try to keep the flowers to two or three tips so I am not overwhelmed with tips, piping bags, colors, or wastage. Here I have used mostly the small rose tip 104 for almost all the flower petals, roses, blossoms, etc.. A round tip in two sizes for the centers. A leaf tip for the leaves.
I used parchment paper that I cut into small squares so I can chill the buttercream flowers in the fridge. For the basketweave, I used the basket weave and round piping tip. As well as a star tip for the borders.
Of course, other than that I used the flower nail. You do need to make sure you use good piping bags and couplers that can handle the pressure when piping.
And finally for the video - How to make buttercream flowers
There is not much to tell but rather to see. So I hope that the music will be more pleasant them me blabbering. However, if you do have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below and I will be happy to answer them.