Buttercream is well and truly back with beautiful, botanical style piped buttercream flowers leading the revival in buttercream art.
(Don’t miss Buttercream Flowers – Part 2 here.)
Championed by the buttercream artistry of The Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes, Bona Ceri Floral Cakes, Eat Cake Be Merry, Miso Bakes & Erica O’Brien, the resurgence in popularity of buttercream flowers has seen the development of floral buttercream piping to levels of Chelsea Flower Show-worthy splendour.
Beautifully piped David Austen Roses/English roses and ranuncula (above) by Liz Shim of Eat Cake Be Merry showcase the level of artistry that has been achieved in floral buttercream piping.
Another of Liz’s superb creations with couture buttercream dahlia and roses features below.
(Advertisement: New from Liz Shim is her online buttercream flowers class for Craftsy: Buttercream in Bloom.
For more buttercream piping tutorials see:
- buttercream chrysanthemum tutorial
- buttercream ranuncula tutorial
- buttercream dahlia tutorial
- buttercream rose tutorial
- buttercream carnation tutorial
- buttercream peony tutorial
- buttercream tulip tutorial
- buttercream hydrangea tutorial
- buttercream wild rose tutorial
- buttercream succulents tutorial
- buttercream floral wreath cake tutorial 1
- buttercream floral wreath cake tutorial 2
(Advertisement: Learn to make these beautiful buttercream flower garden cakes below in Make Fabulous Cakes’ online class – Make Fabulous Buttercream Flowers).
Below, Miso Bakes dips into a breath-taking late summer palette with a gorgeous array of dusty pink and lilac buttercream flowers.
Sprigs of tiny blossoms intermingled with full size flower heads of amazing piped ranuncula and David Austen roses bring a stylish botanical twist to the buttercream cake (below left) by Miso Bakes.
Muted, buttercream flower garlands are a fabulous addition to any luxurious bake – an especially gorgeous colour palette to top a chocolate ganached creation (below right).
Mixed bouquets of buttercream flowers adorn these two terrific baked delights by Eat Cake Be Merry (below left) and Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes (right).
Simplicity is key in Villa Perlesukker’s monochrome, buttercream flower border (below left), while an amazing level of floral detail is the hallmark of the Queen of hearts Couture Cakes’ intricate floral work (below right).
Stylish shades of peach give a pretty, vintage touch to Eat Cake Be Merry’s enchanting buttercream garlands below.
Clusters of buttercream hydrangeas adorn this sensational pair of cupcakes by Bonaceri Floral Cakes.
Trailing leaves add a beautiful garden style elegance to this elegant rose topped birthday cake by Miso Bakes (below).
A beautiful spectrum of colour from shell pink to lavender makes a fabulous colour palette for the garden of buttercream flowers below by Eat Cake Be Merry (left) and Miso Bakes (right).
A unique colour scheme of peaches, lilacs and bluesbrings adds a contemporary look to this stylish floral buttercream wedding cake – another fabulous floral design by Miso Bakes (image by Sylvia G Photography).
Dusky pink and periwinkle blue create a wonderfully old-fashioned palette for this exquisite impressionistic, floral wedding cake by Pursuit of Pastry (below left). The buttercream dahlias and roses of Freshly Squeez’d (below right) continue this elegant colour scheme in their beautifully crafted cupcakes.
A circlet of pastel piped flowers tops the pretty lemon cake (below left) from Ardor and Bliss – perfect for a springtime bash. On the right, Bonaceri Floral Cakes create an ultra feminine buttercream masterpiece with light and frilly, lilacs, pinks and peaches (below right).
Two of Bonaceri Floral Cakes original, inspirational buttercream artworks feature below – a pastel garden of splendid buttercream bouquets.
Eat Cake Be Merry’s dusky pink and cream tones create a subtle, sophisticated pairing below, with black-centred anemones adding a contemporary touch.
A row of beautifully crafted buttercream dahlia, ranuncula and peony cupcakes from a chic collection from Freshly Squeez’d.
The Rolling Pin (Formerly J’Adore Cakes), Canada have created an amazing bouquet of buttercream delights in their beautiful cupcake gift presentation below – perfect for a special occasion. (For more on creating stylish buttercream bouquets and arrangements, see Craftsy’s class: Fresh Arrangements – Buttercream & Beyond).
Buttercream innovators, Christina Ong & Valeri Valeriano of the Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes designed the beautiful cottage garden flower box cake below and have just launched the follow up to their bestselling book, The Contemporary Buttercream Bible this week with 100 Buttercream Flowers out now.
You can also watch Christina & Valeri demonstrate their buttercream flower piping skills plus lots more in their online class on Craftsy here: Unbelievable Buttercream Techniques.
For more on the latest buttercream techniques and finishes, check out Erica O’Brien’s Better Buttercream classes on Craftsy below.
Learn to create beautiful buttercream flowers on Make Fabulous Cakes, below.
You’ll find more buttercream flowers classes online with Crafty’s Fresh Arrangments: Buttercream & Beyond class (below left) and Buttercream Basics teaching the pretty buttercream flowers cake and piped buttercream messages (below right).
Readers may also be interested in our features on:
- Buttercream Flowers: Part 2
- How to Pipe Buttercream Roses
- Floral Buttercream Hatbox Cake Tutorial by Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong
- Vintage Floral Buttercream Cake Tutorial by Carey Madden
- Buttercream Crochet Lace Cake Tutorial by Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong
- How to Pipe Buttercream Ruffles & Frills
- How to Pipe a Buttercream Petal Cake
- Cupcake Bouquets & Buttercream Flower Tutorials
- Layer Cake Love – Ode to Sweetapolita
- Wafer Paper Flowers & Tutorials
- Pretty Birthday Cakes