👸 Simple Cake Tutorial-Here’s a simple and adorable cake design for the little princess in your life. This princess flower cake is topped with a non-edible princess crown topper that the birthday girl can wear after the cake is cut.
🎥 Quick Cake Decorating Video
Watch me make this princess flower cake!
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👩🏻🍳 Pipe a Princess Scallop and Lace Design
The scalloped and laced buttercream design makes the cake look girly and intricate, but you’ll see that the techniques involved are actually quite simple! I’ve included some links within this post for more resources if you’d like to learn about these techniques in more detail. Let’s get started!
To pipe a scallop-and-lace design onto your cake frosting, use a #4 round tip and pipe 3-4 inch scallops (half-circles) on the side of your cake. Before I pipe patterns on cakes, I let my fully frosted (flat-iced) cakes set up in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes until the frosting is firm to the touch--I talk about this more in How to Bake and Layer Cakes Like a Pro.
This type of piping works well with my Piping Buttercream recipe and my House Vanilla Cream Cheese Buttercream. Pipe small dots around the edge of the scallops as seen in my cake video.
With the same # 4 round tip, go back inside the scallops and fill in a buttercream "squiggle lace" design, which is simply curvy lines of buttercream that do not overlap or meet-- you can learn more about this buttercream pattern with Wilton's Cornelli Lace Tutorial.
🌼 Pipe Buttercream Flowers on the Cake
I decorated this cake with a combination of simple white "rosette swirl" flowers with a #822 star tip, and two different types of flowers with Russian Flower Tips. I love the Russian flower tips for easy but detailed flowers.
I thickened my Piping Buttercream with additional powdered sugar to make the flowers with Russian Flower Piping tips. Then I went back in with small details of purple and teal in #14 and #21 star tips, and added green buttercream leaves with a #352 leaf tip. As fate would have it, I forgot to press record when I added the flowers in my cake video below. If you'd like to learn more, here's a great tutorial I found on A Beginner's Guide to Russian Piping Tips.
👑 Add a Princess Crown or Tiara
This cake would not be complete without a princess crown or tiara topper! I made this cake for my 5-year-old niece, and her favorite part was the sparkly princess crown that she could wear after the cake was cut. I used the silver crown from this Melissa and Doug Princess Crown set, but here are a few options that would be great on a princess cake:
👸 Other Princess Flower Cake Designs
For more inspiration, here are some other princess and floral cake designs that we made at Amycakes Bakery:
You could also turn a trendy drip cake (my favorite cake design) into a princess cake by adding a princess topper.
Thanks for Reading. ❤️
Princess Flower Cake
- 1 6" cake (I recommend baking the cake in a ¼ sheet cake and cutting it out using the Cut and Stack Method) (Choose one of my Extra-Moist Cake Recipes)
- 3 cups Buttercream to fill and frost the cake (I used my House Vanilla Buttercream)
- 2-3 cups Piping Buttercream (I used my Piping Buttercream)
- Crumb-coat then flat-ice your cake in the buttercream color of your choice. Let the fully-frosted (flat-iced) cake set up in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes until the frosting is firm to the touch–I talk about this more in How to Bake and Layer Cakes Like a Pro.
- Pipe a scallop-and-lace design onto your cake, Use a #4 round tip and pipe 3-4 inch scallops (half-circles) on the side of your cake. With the same # 4 round tip, go back inside the scallops and fill in a buttercream “squiggle lace” design, which is simply curvy lines of buttercream that do not overlap or meet– you can learn more about this buttercream pattern with Wilton’s Cornelli Lace Tutorial.
- Decorate the cake with a combination of simple white “rosette swirl” flowers with a #822 star tip, and different types of flowers with Russian Flower Tips. Add small star-flower details in #14 and #21 star tips, then add buttercream leaves with a #352 leaf tip. If you’d like to learn more, here’s a great tutorial I found on A Beginner’s Guide to Russian Piping Tips.
- Top the cake with your favorite Princess Crown or Tiara.
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