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Fault Line Cake with Flowers: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

Fault Line Cake with Flowers: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

If you’re baking for a big celebration and want to create something spectacular, then we’ve the perfect cake decorating how-to for you, right here! Create a stunning fault line cake with flowers perfect for birthdays, weddings and more, with our step-by-step tutorial below, produced by cake queen Shan Lau. Your guests will be wowed by your impressive design… which isn’t as hard to produce as you’d think – especially with our Easiest Rose Ever hack!

You Will Need:

Fault Line Cake With Flowers Tutorial:

Step 1:

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Start with 2 round sponge cakes of the same size and a third one smaller than the other two. I have used 2 x 6″ rounds and 1 x 4″ round here, but you can use whatever sizes you like.

Step 2:

Fault Line Cake with Flowers Tutorial Step

Attach the base sponge to the cake drum with a little buttercream and spread some buttercream on the top for the filling.

Step 3:

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Sandwich with the smaller sponge. Spread buttercream on top of the smaller sponge.

Step 4:

Fault Line Cake with Flowers Tutorial Step

Coat the sides of the smaller sponge in buttercream.

Step 5:

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Sandwich with the remaining larger cake and cover in buttercream.

Step 6:

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Using a cake scraper, scrape off any excess buttercream and create a smooth finish on the sides and top of the cake.

Step 7:

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Arrange the fondant roses made earlier (using the Easiest Ever Rose Cutter) in the middle, adding fondant leaves if desired.

Step 8:

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Spread a thick layer of buttercream all around the cake, making sure that the layer is thicker than the central area with roses.

Step 9:

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Smooth the buttercream with your scraper, creating even, smooth sides without scraping the roses. Create a sharp edge on the top of your cake by using your spatula to swipe off any excess buttercream towards the top centre of the cake.

Step 10:

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Chill your cake for 20 mins until the buttercream is firm. If desired, the edges of the fault line can be painted gold using a little gold lustre dust, mixed with a few drops of vodka.

Step 11:

Finished project

Your stunning fault line cake with flowers is complete – display it pride of place at your event, for instantly impressed guests!

If you’re baking-obsessed, you can discover even more tasty tutorials to keep you busy in the kitchen, right here.

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