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:
- 3 sponge cakes; 1 smaller than the other 2 (I have used 2×6″ and 1×4″ rounds here)
- Angled Palette Knife
- Cake drum
- Cake scraper/smoother
- Cake turntable
- Fondant roses made using the easiest ever rose tutorial
- Easiest Rose Ever Fondant Cutter
- Edible gold lustre dust
- Small food grade paint brush
Fault Line Cake With Flowers Tutorial:
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.
Attach the base sponge to the cake drum with a little buttercream and spread some buttercream on the top for the filling.
Sandwich with the smaller sponge. Spread buttercream on top of the smaller sponge.
Coat the sides of the smaller sponge in buttercream.
Sandwich with the remaining larger cake and cover in buttercream.
Using a cake scraper, scrape off any excess buttercream and create a smooth finish on the sides and top of the cake.
Arrange the fondant roses made earlier (using the Easiest Ever Rose Cutter) in the middle, adding fondant leaves if desired.
Spread a thick layer of buttercream all around the cake, making sure that the layer is thicker than the central area with roses.
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.
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.
Your stunning fault line cake with flowers is complete – display it pride of place at your event, for instantly impressed guests!
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