Daffodil Cake Tutorial

Did you want to know how you can make this fun cake?

I put together a tutorial for you!  But instead of on a cake I put them on cupcakes.

I hope you are able to translate the look into any medium that you want!

Make your favorite flavor cupcakes.  Then make a batch of crusting buttercream frosting.  I halved this recipe.  I then tinted 2/3 of it yellow and the remaining 1/3 orange.

For the petals I used #127 tip, but you can also use a #104 tip.  For the center and the little stamens, I used a #10 and a #3 tip.

To make the base of your flower, start by piping out a petal.   With the smallest edge of your tip facing out, apply light pressure to the bag and allow to tip to form the petal.  Try to let some of the petal tips hang over the edge of your cupcake.

Repeat five times.  Then move on to next cupcake and repeat process again.

If you look at a real daffodil, their petals are pointed.  Since I was unable to get the point I wanted from the #127 tip, I decided to just go back and do it by hand. (I also tried a leaf tip and was not successful at that either)

So to get the point I dipped my fingers in powder sugar and just pressed in.  Easy peasy.  To do a dozen cupcakes took about 10 minutes.

 

Now get out the orange frosting and the #10 open round tip.  I just piped out a center that was about an inch high.

Do this to all your cupcakes.

Place them in the freezer for five minutes or fridge for half an hour.

Now switch from the #10 tip to a #3 tip. (#2, #4, and #5 all work just as well!)  Starting at the bottom, bring your tip to the top of the center portion and quickly pull away.  This should leave a nice little bit of frosting extending just above the center.

Pick up your yellow frosting and #127 tip again.  With the smallest edge pointing up and starting at the center start piping around.

I found it easiest to pick up the cupcake and turn it around in my hand as I was piping.  If you want you can go back in and (gently) press the top edge down and out.  This helps to better replicate a real daffodil.

After having made a cake already, it took me about 30 minutes to do two dozen cupcakes.

After posting my Daffodil Cake here, on facebook, and Pinterest, I was able to learn about so many ways that we use the Daffodil in charitable organizations and as a message of hope.  Thank you for sharing what Daffodils mean to you!

 

 

Daffodil Cake

UPDATE: Tutorial here!

So last week I saw on twitter that someone was getting ready to celebrate Daffodil Day on April 27th.

Whats this you say?  I love daffodils!!  I just knew I had to make a cake.

Well.  Come to find out that Daffodil Day is actually a Canadian thing and more specifically, something created by the Canadian Cancer Society.  (I love their suggestions BTW!)

As I am a resident of the United States, this technically doesn’t apply to me.

But, (and more importantly) as I am a person in the human race and love other persons and don’t want anyone to suffer no matter what their nationality, I decided that I would be silly to not celebrate!

 

I thought this cake might also work for mothers day.

I know I am a mom and I like flowers and I like cake and I cant be that different from other moms right?

I just made a white cake with tinted buttercream.  Then piped some stuff.  And licked my fingers.  And piped some more.

I am still in the thick of planning on what kind of treats to make for my mom for mothers day.

Since I have to travel four hours I might not bring a cake, but maybe cupcakes?  Or maybe I will make her a cake and dedicate it to her but then just eat it.

Its the thought that counts right?

 

Anyway, I made a 100 daffodils trying to make this cake and around flower #99 I think I figured out how to do it.  I will have to see if I can replicate that and do a tutorial for you soon! (If you don’t want one tell me now, cause I am a lazy bones and I just want to sit around watching TV and reading the dozens of magazines I have piled up that look so good.  But ya know, I could bake too.)

 

Mothers Day Ideas {10 Great Cakes Mom Will Love!}

Edible ideas that is.

But I guess you knew that.

Since that is the whole point of this blog.

10 Mothers Day Cakes that will bring tears to Mom's eyes!  ~With Full Tutorials!~

Anywho!

I have got a ton of fun, new ideas for cakes and cookies and treats this year, but I RAN OUT OF TIME!!  Mothers Day is just a few short days away!!

So, here is a round up of some of the ideas I have had in the past.  The cookie one is still my favorite.  Might be my favorite of all time.  But then again, I love cookies.

 

Mothers Day Garden Party (hint: there is a DOUBLE rainbow cake in there!)

Mothers Day Cake and Garden Party

Rainbow Dot Cake

Fun & Easy Rainbow Cake!

 

Mothers Day Cookie Jar

 

Mothers Day Cake

Look close… there is a sweet message in those swirls!

Hidden Message Mothers Day Cake

 

Black Eyed Susan Cake (even though this was for a bridal shower, I know mom would love all those flowers!)

Black Eyed Susan Cake

 

And of course, there was the Vanilla Lemon Cake

Daffodil Cake

Sweet Daffodil Cake and a FULL tutorial!!!

 

Cherry Cake

The Most Perfect Cherry Cake!

Hope that helps!  If you were looking for ideas for Mom that is.

Or even if you were just hungry.

Eating cookies and cake is fun.

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A sweet reader (or seven!) reminded me of the Rose Cake and

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Hydrangea Cake

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Sorry I forgot! :)