Did you see it right away? Yes, the planter with the succulents is actually a cake.
I had a little fun in the Kitchen today and used my regular petal, leaf, open star and round tips and got something quirky and fun
This is actually the first time I make succulents and cacti, but I have piped other flowers before.
The cake it self I roughly covered with grey butter cream, to resemble concrete.
I mixed different colors of green and a few others like pink and yellow.
Then I piped the succulentish figures, these below I have used leaf and petal tip. The petal tip I faced the larger rounded end upwards and used the same technique as to pipe a rose.
Pipe your succulents using a piping nail, stick a piece of baking paper on the top of your piping nail, use a little bit of the frosting as glue, pipe a succulent and place it on a cookie sheet. Make the amount you want to use and put it somewhere cool, the butter wil harden and so much easier to place them on the cake later.
Place your succulents on your cake and pipe a cactus where you want to fill a gap.
Use an open star tip for piping mini cacti and pipe some pink frosting on some, just to make a different type of cactus.
As alway I made a mess
Like I said it is the first time I make one of these, hope you liked it.
Use your favorite butter cream and favorite cake to make your faux planter with faux succulents and cacti.
The Butter cream I used I found HERE
5 dl milk
500 g unsalted butter
500 g icing sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla exstrakt