FLORAL INSPIRATION, TIPS AND TRICKS TO GET YOU THINKING.
It's time for a Floral Cake Collab! Spring has sprung here in Australia and over in Sri Lanka the @lil.bakerr Hannah just enjoys beautiful flowers and sun all year round. So, we figured it's time to bring our love for all things floral and buttercream together in an online cake collab that celebrates nature's finest. And YES, we'd love to have you join us in this ode to mother nature. Get in touch with us on Instagram to join the tribe!
Posting date for all creations: October 27th 2019.
We have four flower categories in which we encourage you to experiment: Pressed, Painted, Fresh and Buttercream.
We have selected a few sources for tips, tricks and inspiration for your convenience below. If you know anyone else doing awesome things; do let us know so we can share it with the group and keep the creative juices flowing. Happy Creating!
PRESSED FLOWER CAKES
We recommend the use of edible flowers only for Pressed Flower cakes. If you are in Sri Lanka, please note that Shirohanas does stock a range to be ordered one week in advance. For anyone in Australia & New Zealand, please contact Afra for a list of recommended stockists based on state.
Pressed flowers Instagram user for major tips & tricks: www.instagram.com/ohthatbegood
General link for all pressing needs: https://www.proflowers.com/blog/how-to-press-flowers
Another general link for pressing (videos included in the article, super helpful!): https://www.ftd.com/blog/create/how-to-press-flowers
Wooden flower press (2-3 weeks): https://gardentherapy.ca/handmade-flower-press/
Book pressing (2-3 weeks): https://www.cakebloom.com/journal/2018/4/9/pressed-edible-flower-cake
Ironing (Roughly 15-30 seconds): https://bywilma.com/diy/diy-how-to-press-flowers-with-an-iron/
Microwaving (Roughly 1-3 minutes): https://www.proflowers.com/blog/how-to-dry-flowers
FRESH FLOWER CAKES
How to safely prepare fresh flowers for a cake + tips on safe and unsafe flowers suggested in the same article https://sugarandsparrow.com/fresh-flowers-cake-decorating/
Ways to use fresh flowers on cakes https://www.mybluprint.com/article/flowers-meet-flour-how-to-use-fresh-flowers-in-cake-decorating
PAINTED BUTTERCREAM CAKES
Painted flower range (scroll down from this image): https://www.pinterest.com/pin/4574037107969320/
Painted flowers Instagram user for major tips & tricks: https://www.instagram.com/butterblossoms/. Her videos can be found here https://m.facebook.com/pg/butterblossoms/videos/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0
BUTTERCREAM FLOWER CAKES
Buttercream flower range: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeHZCDolIHf/
Preppy Kitchen’s tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHc8cqgmYTQ
Buttercream flowers ‘what to know’ details & tips: https://bakingbutterlylove.com/how-to-make-realistic-buttercream-flowers/
A note on photography: unless otherwise mentioned, all photos have been sourced from Pinterest and are the rightful property of the owners. Oh That Be Good and Lil' Baker do not claim right to any but their own pieces of work that have been used in the inspiration and how-to posts.