When I first posted about this gorgeous flower pot cake that Marta T made for her Spring Time Party, the response was incredible. People wanted to know exactly how she made it.
Well, Marta put together this easy DIY explaining every step, so now you can make one for yourself. Thank you, Marta. It is fantastic!!
- 3 layers of chocolate cake 7 inches in diameter each
- 3 cups or so of chocolate butter cream frosting or chocolate ganache
- 2 cups of vanilla butter cream frosting
- 2 lbs of white rolled fondant
- Gel food colors: Terracotta and Buckeye Brown from Chefmaster
- Gel food colors: Deep Pink and Forest Green from Americolor
- Level the cakes, and position then on a board.
- Cut them to fit in the shape of a flower pot, then fill the layers with chocolate butter cream frosting or chocolate ganache.
- Frost only around the sides of the cake with a thin layer of chocolate butter cream. Make it as smooth as possible. There's no need to frost the top of the cake.
- Measure the cake's height and the circumference (mine was 5 1/2" high by 24" inches around). Set aside the cake.
- Prepare the white fondant and reserve 3 ounces for leaves.
- Using a toothpick, add the Terracotta and Buckeye Brown food coloring to the fondant. Kneed the colors into the fondant until it is evenly spread. Repeat until you've reach the desired color.
- Roll out the fondant about 1/4" thick and cut to the correct size. Wrap around the cake.
- Cut the terracotta pot rim using the same length of fondant but only about 1 1/2" high. Wrap around the top of the cake and secure with a little water.
- Color the reserved white fondant with the green gel food coloring and cut the leaves out using a cutter or template.
- Color the vanilla butter cream using the pink gel food coloring.
- Fill a pastry bag with tip 2D and pipe some rosettes on top of the cake, position the leaves around the rosettes.
- Feel free to use chocolate sprinkles to make it look like dirt around the flowers, and of course any kind of other flowers you would like.
What a gorgeous cake, Marta, almost too pretty to eat!!
To learn more about Marta, visit her Facebook page, Treats Come True.