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Hydrangea Cake Tutorial

Just in case anyone wanted to make their own Hydrangea Cake, here a a couple quick tips to make it easier for you!

First, I baked my cake. I just did a regular white cake with the lemon curd filling and lemon frosting. (Seriously delish.. and perfect for spring or Mothers Day!)

I used 8in pans then carved around the edges to make my 'bouquet' shape.

You can also bake cake in round pyrex bowl or basketball cake pan or something round.

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I then covered the cake in buttercream frosting and chilled it in the fridge.

For the flowers, I used the rest of my buttercream, making sure the consistency was on the thicker side. Pick the colors that you prefer, and create three of four variations for your petals.

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Using a #104 tip with the small edge out, I just piped out four petals to each flower.

I think the actual hydrangea petals are a bit more flat, so if you can master the tip you can create a more realistic looking petal!

(This was my first time trying this flower… I am hoping to improve more for next time… I also want to make this cake in white and pale pink… cant you just see it???)

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I started with one color in one section then made a bunch of flowers overlapping each other again and again.

Then went back in with another color and started adding more flowers. Anytime I saw a flower that I didnt think was good enough I just added a new one on top of it!

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This is a really forgiving and easy technique… you really cant go wrong!

And when you are all done, you get this…

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Hope you will try it.

And be sure to leave a link and let me know if you did!

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Comments

  1. Kristen says

    Could you make it look anymore easier. So So talented!! I know for FACT that if I attempted to make this amazing cake, I would end up with something that is so entirely different it would be considered for Cake Wrecks!!

  2. Mirjana says

    I’m so glad you put up the tutorial. I will try to make it even though I’m not great at frosting cakes. Your so talented! I wish I was you!

  3. says

    This may be a really stupid question, but can you literally bake a cake in a bowl and it will turn out the same as baking it in a round cake pan?

    • Katherine says

      I experimented and used a thin stainless steel bowl to bake in. The cake will brown quite a bit more (at least in my experience). I had to trim down the cake, because it domed quite a bit in the baking, and I lowered the oven temp to 325, but it worked. HTH.

  4. says

    I haven’t tried flowers since back in my Wilton class days. This is on my list for the next celebration we have!! So pretty and I love that the undercoat doesn’t have to be perfect!

  5. says

    gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. I moved back to MIchigan after living in NC for 9 years and although I’m not a southern girl, I did LOVE the springs so when I looked at the house in Michigan with a beautiful purple hydrangea out front- you see I didn’t know you could even grow them in MI- I joked that this is why I bought the the house but it may have been more true than not. I wanted hydrangeas as my wedding flowers but had to get married in July (husband was heading to NC to fly the F-15E – the jet that crashed in Lybia yesterday) and we had like 2 weeks off between military gigs and you just don’t request more time off when you are heading to a military training. I
    ‘m thrilled you made the cake, put it up and gave us a tutorial. Merci’

  6. says

    can’t i just come over? in exchange for an on site tutorial, I will take care of the new yummy peson that is about to enter your life and you and your husband can have a night off?

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