Daffodil Cake

filed under: Cakes on April 27, 2012

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.

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 for 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.

It’s 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.)


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  • debbie says:

    I love the way you did those daffodils! I’ve only ever tried the Wilton method, but yours are so much prettier.

  • Regan Martin says:

    No relaxing for you! Get busy on that tutorial! HA!

    This cake is beautiful……I, too, love daffodils! And the pretty green was perfect for the base! Lovely!

  • cassie says:

    Daffodil days is new to me, but an excuse to feast my eyes on your beautiful cake decorating, I will take. I love the colors too!

  • Jennifer D. says:

    Love, love, LOVE this!! And here in Ireland we celebrate Daffodil Day, too. 🙂

  • Amy says:

    We celebrate Daffodil Day in August here in Australia. I’m filing away your beautifully inspiring cake until the time comes to raise some money at work.
    A work of art.

  • Miss Overballe says:

    I love how you put being a member of the human race over your nationality, I think everyone should do that 🙂 It is a beautiful cake!

  • Sue says:

    Beautiful cake. Would love to see a tutorial.

  • PATTI says:

    Please, please, please…do a tutorial…AND SOON !!!! I want to make this cake!

  • Sharna says:

    Nice! am lovin’ it. tutorial pls pls and pleasssssseeeee

  • Peg Erbes says:

    But the best part is the concept of “dedicating” a cake…and then eating it oneself. Brilliant! 🙂

  • Cathey Bell says:

    Daffodils are a favorite flower of mine also. I would love a tutorial. This cake is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  • Elizabeth says:

    This is so beautiful!

  • Jennifer says:

    Yum!!! Super cute

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food says:

    What the what?!?! How did you do this? I have said it before, but I am NOT a baker… so when I see something as stunning as this, well… let’s just say I get a little jealous of your talent. 😉

  • Deb says:

    What a lovely cake for Monther’s Day! My mother has a riot of daffodils in her front yard, this is a splendid idea!

  • Amanda you are so talented! I love this cake! Only if I was that handy with a piping bag! Have a great weekend!

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Oh, Amanda. Yes, we MUST see a tutorial. I don’t care if you post it next week, or next year….but I need to see it. This is stunning.

  • Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking says:

    Oh yes a tutorial please. This is such a beautiful cake. The daffodils are beautiful. Love the colour of the frosting too.

  • Jenni says:

    We have Daffodil Day in Australia and I am so going to try to make your cake for morning tea with my friends… please put the tutorial up!! thanks, love your work!

  • Marie M.C. says:

    What a happy cake! Daffodils always say Easter and Spring to me. The renewal of life. YES, please, a tutorial.

  • Diane (Created by Diane) says:

    So pretty and bright, it sure screams spring is here! Love it, those daffodils are adorable.

  • DessertForTwo says:

    Gorgeous! (as always!) 🙂

  • DAH says:

    I love Daffodils. They are my favorite flower and I love what you did with the cake. Please, please do a tutorial!

  • Ella D says:

    I Love your ideas and baking. Very inspiring. From New Zealand too….Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society’s annual flagship event and one of the most important fundraising and awareness campaigns in the country. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand, Daffodil Day is a major funding source for the Cancer Society.

  • Elizabeth Branch says:

    You always make the prettiest flowers on your cakes! I can’t believe they’re made of frosting. 🙂

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