How to Make a Flower-Shaped Cake Without a Shaped Pan

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How to Make a Flower-Shaped Cake Without a Shaped Pan
Flowers with large centres have the easiest shapes to re-create in a cake. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

When you want to make a cake that is shaped like a flower, the easiest way to go is to choose a cake pan that is shaped like a flower. However, you don't need to have a special pan to create a flower cake. Simply bake a few round cakes and use a serrated knife to create petal shapes. A flower with a large centre and one layer of petals surrounding it, such as a sunflower or a gerbera daisy, is the easiest shape to create with cake.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 8-inch round cake
  • Cake platter
  • 10-inch round cake
  • Serrated knife
  • Large cake platter
  • Frosting knife
  • Yellow frosting
  • Pink frosting
  • Yellow sugar

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  1. 1

    Place your 8-inch round cake on the centre of your cake platter.

  2. 2

    Place your 10-inch round cake on the a flat, clean surface. Use a serrated knife to cut the cake like you would cut a pizza. You could end up with eight cake slices. These slices will serve as the petals for your flower cake.

  3. 3

    Frost your whole round cake with yellow frosting. This cake will serve as the centre of the flower.

  4. 4

    Place the eight petal slices around the centre of the cake. There should be some space between each petal and they will not touch each other. If you would prefer a cake with more petals, simply bake another 10-inch cake and cut it the same way you did the first one.

  5. 5

    Frost the petals using the pink frosting. You could also use another colour if you would prefer, or frost the petals using several different colours.

  6. 6

    Sprinkle yellow sugar all over the centre of the flower so it will take on the appearance of the fuzzy centres of real flowers.

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