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Hi friends! It is undoubtedly summer here in Houston, even though it is not officially summer. I recently did this gorgeous floral hot pink stencil cake for a sweet sixteen birthday and I loved it so much enough to be writing up a cake tutorial on this cake! This cake is perfect for teen & adult birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, and any special occasion that calls for hot pink and fresh flowers!
This floral hot pink cake was vanilla cake with raspberry filing covered with Italian Meringue buttercream. Any cake and buttercream recipe will do for the cake!
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How to Make a Floral Hot Pink Stencil Cake Step by Step
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Start with a cold cake covered with Italian & Swiss Meringue Buttercream, American Buttercream, or Easy Frosting Buttercream. It needs to be cold (in the fridge for a few hours or overnight)
Step 2: Adhere the stencil with a toothpick on the top of the left and right corners to secure the stencil in place.
Step 3: Gently spread the buttercream with the small offset spatula, starting on the left towards the right. Take out the 2nd toothpick to ensure the stencil lines up correctly after you spread the buttercream halfway.
Step 5: Scrape off the excess buttercream with the offset spatula.
Step 6: Repeat until the entire cake is covered with the stencil. If the cake becomes too warm while stenciling, place the cake back in the fridge for 15 minutes. (After you apply the entire stencil)
Step 7: Place the cake in the fridge.
Step 8: Weight the chocolate wafers such as Sweet Tooth Fairy (Found at Michaels) to get 3 oz and add 1oz of heavy cream to the chocolate wafers for a 3:1 ratio. Place it in the microwave to heat up for 30 seconds, stir, and heat at 15-second intervals until all melted.
Step 9: Set the ganache aside to sit for about 5 minutes.
Step 10: Ensure the ganache is not too hot but warm. Start applying the drips with a spoon or a tipless piping bag with a small snip. Count to 5-7 seconds when applying each drip on the cake. Continue until you’ve applied all of the drips.
Step 11: Pour the rest of the ganache on the top of the cake and spread the ganache with the small offset spatula. Be careful with the edges to avoid overspilling to the ends.
Step 12: Spread some fancy sugar sprinkles such as Fancy Sprinkles on the cake while the ganache is warm. Place the cake back in the fridge.
Step 13: Start preparing the florals by cutting the stems, close to the bud but not too close. Insert a toothpick into the stem and be careful to avoid breaking the stem.
Step 14: Wrap the stem and toothpick with some floral tape. Be sure the floral tape is firmly wrapped.
Step 15: Start placing the flowers on the top and on the side.
Step 16: Dip the macarons in some leftover ganache or melt 1-3 chocolate wafers for the macarons to be dipped. It is to help for the macarons to stay on the cake. Adhere the macarons on the top of the cake and on the side of the cake.
Step 17: Add some edible glitter with a fan brush to the cake for some sparkle!
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Answers to your questions about making Floral Hot Pink Stencil Cake
Which buttercream is the best for stenciling?
It will depend on the type of frosting you will use. With any meringue-based buttercream, you will see more marks and smudges. It is up to you if you feel that they are acceptable and are part of the cake texture. If you want a smoother look, you probably would need to use American buttercream that is NOT too stiff. I frequently use Italian Meringue buttercream and I feel that the smudges are part of the cake texture and my customers love it. I also frequently use faux meringue buttercream because it is easier to make than Italian meringue buttercream.
Did you make this cake?
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