Last week I shared with you guys a fun new Daisy Cookie Bouquet, I had a blast making them. After all edible flowers are the best kind of flowers! But while I was photographing them I thought, man why didn’t I stick these in a cake…or even made dirt pudding in the pot? I just new I had to try out one of them with some extra flowers and well, we were long over due for a little cake around here.
The truth is, I can’t even remember the last time I made an actual cake! To keep this cake nice and simple I whipped up a Duncan Hines Chocolate Cake Mix, a batch of Decorator’s Buttercream dyed bright green, and then some of my favorite Chocolate Buttercream to fill it with. Then of course finished it up with some Daisy cookie pops which I explained how to make here. Since this cake wasn’t going anywhere but in our tummies I made a small but tall 6in cake (3 layers).
Here’s what you will need:
Since this cake wasn’t going anywhere but in our tummies I made a small but tall 6in cake (3 layers). I split one cake batter into three 6in pans, you can also split them into two 8in pans, but if you would like it to be just as tall and still 8in you will need two cake mixes.
Step 1: Bake, cool, and level each cake layer.
Step 2: Fill cake layers. I like to do so by piping a dam around the cake first then spreading in the center with an angled spatula.
Step 3: Stack the layers up!
Step 4: Using a flat spatula ice entire cake. To get the bumpy texture all over the cake I let it crust over in the fridge for 15 minutes and then I used a textured paper towel and a cake smoother. Just place the paper towel on the cake (after it’s crusted a bit) and them run the smoother along the cake to leave the little dents.
My cake icing was definitely less then stellar…either I’m really out of practice or maybe I shouldn’t have frosted this cake 15 minutes before needing to leave the house. Heh.
Step 5: Using a grass tip, begin piping “grass” around the border of the cake and all along the top. You can start on the inside and work your way out or on the outside and work your way in. I find the best way to pipe grass is keep the tip close the the cake, apply pressure and gently but quickly pull up while decreasing pressure. If you haven’t pipped grass before try it out a little bit on some wax paper. It’s really pretty simple. The great thing about this technique is if you “mess up” some grass you can always scrap it off and pipe right over it!
Step 6: To finish up push some of your Daisy Cookie Pops into the cake! If you have a few extra lady bugs, they can hang out in the grass to up the cuteness factor.
If you aren’t up for making cookies why not try making them out of fondant?! You can either lay them in the grass of let them dry and “glue” them on to colored straws just like I did the cookies! As always, so much room to be creative. :)