Cakes Gone Wild: Buttercream Flower Cake


buttercream flower cake by coco cake land




I’ve always been pretty obsessed with buttercream roses. They’re at once frilly and beautiful, but also hokey and supermarket sheet cake-like, yet still vintage and hearkening back to classic cake decoration and steady piping hands. I wanted to make a cake that overflowed with buttercream flower piped insanity, in bright colours and using a few fun techniques – I’d say the cake turned out pretty 1980s which I love! You can see the entire buttercream flower cake tutorial over on the Craftsy blog!

Speaking of crazy cakes: there are SO many beautiful and original cakes over on Saveur this week, celebrating their 20th birthday! Check out 21 Cakes for Our 20th Birthday and get ready to both drool, dream and punch yourself for not being able to eat your computer screen.

My faves of the bunch include Sarah of The Vanilla Bean Blog’s perfectly gorgeous buttermilk cake with rhubarb buttercream and cardamom cream, Molly’s adorbs pony ridin’ vanilla rosemary blackberry topped beauty of a pony cake and this insaneo meringue stacked cherry and chocolate number by Izy of Top With Cinammon!

Happy weekend, sweet cake pals! xo Lyndsay

17 Responses to “Cakes Gone Wild: Buttercream Flower Cake”

  1. molly yeh

    in the tea party of my dreams, you and i sip matcha tea and make buttercream roses ALL THE LIVELONG DAY.

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      haha! i LOVE it molly!! matcha makes me sooo wired, we would make at least 4,397 roses… xoxo

  2. Michelle @ Hummingbird High

    This is so pretty! I love it.

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you sweet michelle! xo

  3. steph

    i so love everything about this :)
    let’s have a cake party, please?

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      to quote at least 100 teens: “OBVI!!!!!!!” ^__^

  4. cynthia

    omg 1980s cake!!!! i want to put my hair in a messy pony and my legs in neon legwarmers and my head in a neon headband and my face in this neon cake. i love it <3

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      haha! i am sensing an 1980s blogger party in the works. oooh imagine: creating a “modern take” on some 1980s party food!! ^__^

  5. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    this is almost too beautiful to eat.. love the buttercream roses. awesome idea!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thanks thalia! ^__^

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  7. Angelica

    Wow that is so pretty :) you are very talanted and have great imagination! In my blog I bake sometimes but I could never do such pretty things you do!

  8. Leah

    Stunning flowers!!!! Love the step by step.

  9. Irene @ {a swoonful of sugar}

    This cake is insanely gorgeous. LOVE the vibrant colours and your piping skills rock!

  10. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Lyndsay, girrrrrrl, you are so talented. Every time I come here I’m blown away by the cakes you make. This so lovely and beautiful and feminine. I want to sip tea and nibble on this…and then cram it into my mouth, lol.

  11. Monica

    THIS. THIS is the cuuuuutest cake ever. I love the retro / vintage feel. Must make !!

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