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Mar 23, 2011


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Sprinzette @ Ginger and Almonds

Wow. I may enjoy baking, but this is definitely beyond me. Impressive stuff.

Marisol Goncalves

I just want to say that you are the most incredible baker i have ever "seen" and tha most generous! I am a BIG fan in Portugal. Thank you for the inspiration!

Baking Serendipity

This cake looks beautiful, and definitely perfect for Mother's Day! Bookmarking it for sure :) Thank you!


you have such lovely ideas and you make them seem so easy to execute. bless your heart, that's all i can say. :)

The Café Sucré Farine

Thank you! I am so excited that you shared this! The cake looked amazingly beautiful but I didn't think I could ever make something like that - now I think I can and can't wait to try it!

kang li

This is so pretty!!! Love the way the whole cake is covered with the flowers. :)


Oh that was one gorgeous cake!! I may do something like that for my mom-in-law, she loves hydrangeas. I did a video a couple years showing how to make them on cuppies, pretty much the same technique but I added some yellow for the center and a leaf here and here:


I'm surprised this is your first attempt at making hydrangeas because your cake is absolutely stunning! I have a feeling that you're one of those ultra-talented people who succeeds at anything you put your hand to. I'd love to see this cake with blue/green variegated hydrangeas.


What a fabulous way to decorate a cake! It is so bright and girly! I love it. I am going to test this out as soon as I can. And yes, I think that pale pink and white would look gorgeous. I would have never guessed that you're new to piping flowers.


I seriously love making your cakes! I get nervous though, so before I go big, I practice making the flowers on little cupcakes first. My mom and dad love them... and so do my puppies who manage to nab them everytime!


Hydrangeas are my all time favorite flower! Think I may just *attempt* this gorgeous cake!

Gayatri Kumar

Oh. My. Gosh. That last photo just blew me away. This is definitely what I want my wedding cake to look like! :) Thanks for sharing!! xx G

Look Who's Wearing (LwW)

The Texas Peach

Wow! That is one gorgeous cake! I would have a hard time cutting into it because it is sooo pretty!


you're probaby super busy having a baby :) Yea babies! :)
but i took a crack at this gorgeous cake yesterday.... http://betchacanteatjustone.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/thanks-mom/

I think it turned out pretty great, thanks for the tutorial!!

erin @naturally ella

It seems like every time I'm drawn to a cake, it is always one of yours (each design is amazing!) I recently have done a couple versions of your rose cakes and everyone is always so impressed!

I can't wait to try this one too! Everything is absolutely adorable. Thanks for the great ideas!

Marie Porter

VERY pretty! Love the colors you used!

Mama M.

My goodness...THAT is a gorgeous cake!


So I tried it!!! And your Rose Cake as well! Thanks for the awesome tutorials! I have a bit more practice to go to make my Hydrangeas to look as good as yours!! Would love for you to have a look!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/Sift-by-kara/191063980908412

Sasha @ Global Table Adventure

This is such a pretty technique. I am thinking about trying it for my daughter's 2nd birthday, but maybe with a more kid-oriented cake (less sugar, mainly - I've heard about using pumpkin puree to substitute for the oil and sugar??). I wonder what kind of frosting I could make that wouldn't be a sugar rush for her... any ideas?


i know i don't need to tell you this because you HAVE to hear it a zillion times a day --- but i can't hold back. you are so amazing!!! i'm so happy this blog exists so i can see your gorgeous work! i just need to figure out a way to actually eat some of those items you make :)


I just have a general cake question....I am making a cake for an event on Friday, how far in advance can I make the cake and have it frosted? (I am just using a boxed cake mix with your buttercream recipe. Instead of the cream I am using a strawberry falvored soda)



well i started off making the rose cake. so i baked two white cake rounds. then i saw the hydrangea cake and switched to making this! i got all the way to piping and lo and behold i didnt have the right tip. so i switched back to the rose cake resulting in this hybrid
thought id share :)




This is so beautiful! you are amazingly talented!!! :)

Brigette P.

This is absolutely gorgeous! The flowers looks real. Love that fork, too!

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday

This is the most beautiful cake, I wouldn't even want to cut into it!!
You make it look so simple!

Cindy Carnes

If you make a pale pink one I want to see pictures, this is a beautiful cake. I am so inspired. I love to cake decorate, just never seem to set aside time to do it.


This is so beautiful!


Totally awesome! Thanks for sharing with us...I will have to try this! :)


Such a wonderful creation! Well done.


That is awesome! Hydrangeas and roses were my wedding flowers. I can see this as dessert for an anniversary dinner. Great idea and tutorial.

Jennifer @ keepitsimplefoods

So gorgeous! These look better than the real deal!


Seriously, the most gorgeous cake I have EVER seen.

Aunt LoLo

oh, good heavens. You make everything look so EASY!! I did your rose cake the other day, and called it a "rosie posie cake." It was a HUGE hit with the birthday girl! Maybe someday I can work up to a cake like this. *grin*



Renee (kudos kitchen)

Stunning! I saw this on Pioneer woman's site. Congratulations on yet another feature Amanda!


This is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous. Breathtaking.

How do you make the petals?


I think I´ve gone twice over your cake, and everytime I look at it, it´s more beautiful. WOW!, congratulations. I love Hydrangeas, so this could be my favourite cake.
Kisses from Spain


I love this cake so much, I was inspired to try it myself today. It didn't turn out as beautiful as yours but I am happy with it and had fun doing it. Thanks!

M Patrick

Wow - I am impressed, so beautiful and fairly simple - thank you for sharing

True Religion Jeans

I used 8in pans then carved around the edges to make my 'bouquet' shape.

You can also bake cake in round pyrex bowl or basketball cake pan or something round.


I just spotted your wonderful cake! I think I will make cupcakes and bring them to my Mom. She 's in a nursing home.
Not the big question is... how do I make sugar free buttercream?


Awesome looking cake, this will be on my retirement List of things to do.


I used your tutorial for a rose cake a few months ago and think I am going to have to try this one too. It is so beautiful! You do such an incredible job making incredibly beautiful cakes with relatively simple steps. Thank you!

I really love the way you integrated the different colors.


This cake is beautiful, very creative. Shared it with my sister and daughter(hoping she makes it for me for Mother's Day)! So glad I came upon your tutorial, it's terrific and I just love your commentary!


This would be a wonderful cake for a bridal or baby shower, just customize the colors to fit the shower...sooo beautiful, I just love it!


hi! beautiful cake! i want to make it for my mother next week! i am wondering if you baked 2 layers of the white cake you have linked, and cut them horizontally in half to make 4 layers or if you made 4 layers of that white cake. also, i've never shaped a cake before - any tips for dome-ing? or do you know of an online tutorial? thanks so much!


Attempting to make this for Mother's Day but in cupcake form. Bretton Woods housewives, I'm sure I'll have enough for you too! I'm only sharing if they turn out decent. :)


I failed. :(

Roseanna M. White

A friend of mine forwarded me this recipe with a tongue-in-cheek request that I make it for her birthday (she lives about a thousand miles away, so that's not likely, LOL). It was so pretty that I decided to make it for my grandmother's instead. For a family gathering of that size, though, we need two cakes, so I first did a bundt cake with basket-weave icing, then set the hydrangea cake on top. Once I added some braid to finish the basket, it was fun and fabulous! You can see a (not fabulous) photo at http://roseannamwhite.blogspot.com/2011/05/word-of-week-memorial.html

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