Miracles. Do. Happen.
There is a woman out there who has agreed to marry one of my high school best friends! And she wasn't even tricked into saying yes!
I absolutely adore her and all her wedding plans. Garden party wedding with tons of pink and green and gold? Um. It's THE dream. I could geek out about her wedding all day long. Okay. I have. Often. Daily. Fine! I admit it! I created a pinterest board for their wedding! I just love garden parties! So sue me!
Luckily, I get to make their wedding cake! So I have a few months of practice cakes ahead of me! Garden party for one!
And what's a garden party without a petal cake? Lame. That's what.
I'm excited for this post for another reason. I've been wanting to try this for a long time! Introducing my first ever stop motion cake video!
I've been watching it all. day. long. I need help.
Got the idea now?
Good! Need more? No Problem! Here's my super technical list of steps:
- Frost a cake and get smooth edges around the sides. (Tip! Dipping your knife in hot water will heat the blade and help your frosting smooth more easily!)
- Pipe a bunch of blobs of icing (I used buttercream) all around the edge of the cake.
- Using a spoon, spatula, cake decorating thingy-magigger, press down on the blob and pull into the middle of the cake.
- Repeat for all blobs.
- Make another circle of blobs an inch or two in from the previous row.
- Repeat. Over and over again. Once there is no more room, add a few tiny yellow blobs to fill in the middle.
- Put tiny blobs all around the bottom.
Don't have a piping bag? You can use a gallon size zip lock bag! You don't even need any piping tips. Cut a bit off the corner (just under half an inch) and get to blobbing! For the bottom edging, grab another bag and this time only cut off a tiny bit (less than a quarter of an inch).
Don't have a zip lock bag? You can scoop half tablespoons of buttercream on the cake instead of piping on a blob. It'll take longer, but in a pinch it'll work! Just don't attempt the tiny blobs around the bottom and leave that plain.
Done and done.