It’s Mothers’ Day in the Philippines this coming Sunday, May 8, and I am pretty sure that we are all now trying to think of gifts to show our appreciation to our dear mothers. What better way to say “I love you” than with cake?
Mothers’ Day is one of the busiest days for any baker/cake decorator. If you’re still looking for Mothers Day gift ideas, I have some for you! You may check out my previous post about cake designs for mothers. Or you can check out my mini cake tutorial below:
Please take note that I used royal icing flowers in this tutorial. Why? Because using royal icing to pipe flowers will allow me to prepare ahead of time. Besides, it’s extremely hot these days, and I don’t want to risk my cakes. I use a pretty stable Italian meringue and American buttercream, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
So how did I make these royal icing flowers? I simply piped them as I would pipe buttercream flowers. I used Wilton’s recipe for the royal icing, but I added a bit more water, just enough to make sure that the royal icing isn’t too hard but it’s not runny either. In other words, the royal icing has been thinned down a bit, but it can still hold its shape.
You don’t know how to pipe buttercream flowers? Do not fret! Go to my favorite cake blogs, Cake Style, and check out their Youtube tutorials on making buttercream floral cakes!
If you want more buttercream floral cake ideas, check out my post on my first few cakes with buttercream flowers for Mothers Day 2015. Enjoy!