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How To Make Buttercream Poinsettia Cake

Hi guys! Happy December! This year has flown by. How is it almost 2022? I am ready for all of the Winter and Christmas vibes! I had an opportunity to create a beautiful winter botanicals cake doing poinsettias, holly berries, foliage, and sugared cranberries. Have you created a buttercream poinsettia cake before? Scroll down for a supply list, instructions, and a video tutorial! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Buttercream Poinsettia Cake Tutorial

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Buttercream Poinsettia Cake Tutorial


Scroll down for the video.

  1. Bake your favorite recipe (half your recipe if only making one heart layer and make rest into cupcakes)
  2. Crumb coat the cake with a small offset spatula.
  3. Add another coat after putting the cake in the fridge.
  4. Spread some sanding sugar on a parchment paper.
  5. Flip over and roll onto the sanding sugar until you’re satisifed.
  6. Make buttercream and seperate them into bowls and mix into the gel colors, respectively.
  7. Fill two disposable piping bags with green and red buttercream.
  8. Fill two tipless piping bags with light green and brown (use the tip #2) and make a small snip for the green bag.
  9. Pipe the poinsetta using #366 tip as directed in the video. Release the pressure at the end to get pointy ends.
  10. Use some gold dragees for the center or you can pipe some dots.
  11. Pipe the holly berry leaves using #352 tip.
  12. Fill a tipless piping bag with red for the red berries. Snip off a small end.
  13. Continue scraping the cake until you see the cake is almost done.
  14. Use tip #2 for branches.
  15. Pipe foliage.
  16. Finish decorating the cake to your desire!
  17. Sprinkle on some edible glitter to make them sparkle.
  18. Add some sugared cranberries (roll them with sugar).
Buttercream Poinsettia Cake

Thanks so much for following along! I really enjoyed doing this cake! I hope this tutorial was easy to understand. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments! Follow me on InstagramPinterest, and YouTube for more cake tutorials and cake inspiration.

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