My last blog post was a tutorial on the buttercream petal technique you can do with a straight spatula. This post builds upon that technique but uses it with a twist. Instead of lining up the dots in a straight line, you line them up in a sideways “W” pattern. This gives your cake a different look! I think it looks a bit like fish fins. What do you think?

Chocolate Petal Cake

Chocolate Petal Cake

The gum paste flowers on top were the first ones I tried. I found them over at the Wilton site in their large cake decorating database. The large fantasy flower was made simply with a heart cutter and a bowl. The smaller flowers are actually gum paste chrysanthemums also found over at the Wilton site.These were a bit time consuming to make but the technique was pretty easy and simple.