Mini Flower Pot Cake Decorating Idea
Here is a mini flower pot cake I made not too long ago. It was pretty easy to make, and I used store bought gumpaste roses for the flowers.
I call this a mini cake because the height of the flower pot was only three and half inches and the bottom diameter was only 3 inches. See how I made this cake in the sections below and you can always replicate the steps to make a large flower pot cake.
How to Make a Flower Pot Cake
These were the main supplies I used to make this cake:
- Cake - the flower pot was carved out of 2 layers of pound cake measuring 4 inches in diameter.
- Buttercream - I used vanilla buttercream to fill the cake as well as to crumb coat it.
- Fondant - I used Satin Ice fondant and tinted it with very small amount of brown and black gel paste colors.
- Cardboard - I used cardboard to cut out 2 circles which I used as a guide to carve the flower pot.
- Chocolate sprinkles - I used chocolate sprinkles as the soil in the flower pot.
- Gumpaste roses - I used store bought roses for this project. The flowers were originally white, and I dusted them into dark purple roses. Click here to see how I dusted these flowers from plain white flowers to dark purple ones.
- Lollipop sticks - I used these sticks to prevent avoid poking the wired flowers directly into the cake. See below on how I did it.
And these was how I assembled the cake:
- I also prepared the cardboard templates in advance. I drew 2 circles, one in the same diameter as the cake, i.e., 4 inches and the other slighter smaller, i.e. 3 inches in diameter. I folded each circle into 4 and poked a whole right in the center.
- Next was the cake. I baked 2 cakes in 4 inch round pans. The cakes were about 1.75 inches high each. Once baked and cooled, I leveled the tops.
- And then I carved the cakes to form the shape of a flower pot. To do that, I made a structure as in the image below. I placed the larger cardboard template on a drinking glass and inserted a wooden skewer in the center hole.
- I then poked both my cakes through the skewer.
- And then I placed the smaller card board template on top of both the cake layers as shown.
- Using the card boards as a guide, I carved the sides to from the shape of a flower pot.
- I then lifted the top layer, spread some buttercream and then put it back on the first cake layer. I smoothed excess buttercream as shown.
- Next, I lifted the cake off the glass, removed the cardboard templates and the skewer. I then placed in on a turntable and crumb coated the cake with buttercream.
- I then covered the cake with brown fondant.
- I trimmed off excess fondant and then turned the cake around.
- Next, I attached a strip of fondant all around the top with some warm water.
- Next, I filled the top generously with chocolate sprinkles.
- Once the pot was done, I moved on to the flowers. Since the flowers were wired, I did not want the wire to go directly into the cake. To ensure that, I used lollipop sticks.
- I inserted the wire of each wired flower into one lollipop stick each. Only then did I poke the flowers into the cake. This way, there was no direct contact of the wires with the cake.
- I arranged the roses in a circular pattern on the outside and then filled the center of the pot with 3 roses. That filled most of the flower pot, leaving only tiny spaces in between the roses.
- I filled those spaces with filler flowers. And I also added some leaves in random order at the base of the flowers.
- And this was how my mini flower pot cake looked like when completed.
Hope you enjoyed this mini flower pot cake tutorial as much as I enjoyed putting it up.
Please leave your thoughts below. I would love to hear from you :)
Happy decorating :)
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