The Blog Tech and his wife wanted to throw a surprise birthday party Monday night for their friend that is a florist. He did the flowers for their wedding. They were busy cooking for their 4th of July party which was the next night so I made all of the food for the birthday party. I wanted to bake a special cake for the florist and I noticed that my hydrangeas were blooming in different colors so I thought I would duplicate them in cakes. I served them on a platter surrounded with real ones from my garden. Click to enlarge any pic.
It was a bad day for buttercream but they turned out okay.
I used a basic vanilla cake recipe, split the batter and colored it using gel colors.
I baked them in mini springform pans. You just add spoonfuls of the different colors of batter.
Then swirl them together.
Cool them on a rack.
Split them and brush with a simple syrup, raspberry jam and buttercream.
Cover them with white buttercream.
Then you color the remaining buttercream in different colors and pipe small flowers all over the cakes. Of course, I missed a few pics but it was hot and buttercream is fussy! I was working fast.
The inside. Not only are these cakes pretty, they are delicious too. My husband said they are the best cakes he has ever eaten and that man loves his cakes!