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Jul 20, 2011


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Lilacs are one of my very favorites. They remind me of my mothers garden growing up.
*snif,snif* This cake is beautiful and sentimental :)


How beautiful! So simple yet pretty enough to serve as a wedding cake. I love the different shades of purple, and the way some of the flower petals gracefully reach over the top of the cake. Understated elegance. Thank you!


WOW! So pretty, simple and breathtaking all at once!


Def did brighten my day. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity.

Regan Martin

The last time I was at TGI Fridays, they served the dessert on those really long plates....but not 3 pieces, dang it! Just one piece, at the end, with swirly berry sauce ending in a piping of whipped yummy! It was gorgeous, and I've been looking for those plates ever since! Can't find them in my usual haunts.....wish I had better stores near me! I think I need a trip to a real city!

Your cake is lovely.....as always! And we could totally be buds.....with no judging....ever! Three pieces....of course! It sounds so natural!


Yep..it did make me smile...and the smile lasted a while too..

it is such a pretty and neat cake.

but why not a picture of the whole cake?..

niner // wechooseorganic.com

ohhh my, my mom would so love this!! She loves lila/purple.

Amanda this is such a great cake, so simple but stylish and elegant at the same time.
How do you do this?! :-))

It brightened my day. For real for real. :-)

Many many blessings and much love,


I love this cake. I just want to say as someone who decorates cakes on a regular basis that I REALLY hope this "vintage" style of cake decorating comes back in style. I know fondant is all the rage and I have worked with it...but I am in love with buttercream and how it looks and the amazing things you can do with it. And no matter how much we kid ourselves fondant will NEVER taste as good as buttercream!

kristen {mary had a little party}

So pretty!

Lissa (Bellenza)

Love how you used 3 different shades of purple! Really adds to the charm of this cake. :-)


Wow! Usually when you cut a cake it destroys the design. But I do believe this cake is even prettier as slices than it is as a whole. Lovely, just lovely. Did you use several different tints of purple for the icing, or did you just not mix it thoroughly in order to have different shades?


I am loving that I WILL take time today to drive out and finally buy myself some cake decorating material. I've loved your cakes but have always felt too klutzy to decorate. TODAY IS THE DAY!! Thank you!!!

Joanna @ Southern Daisy

Oh my goodness, that is such a pretty cake! I'm going to have to try that!


the first thing my brain says when I opened this post is "OMG". wow - you are quite the artist, quite the creative director of your kitchen! i love knowing you! x


I love lilacs, white cake and seeing your blog in the morning. Thanks Amanda!

Sasha @ The Procrastobaker

Beautiful, simple design that just looks so perfect on the white cake. Oh its just so gorgeous!

shelly (cookies and cups)

how do you come up with the most simple, beautiful cakes? This is stunning...and btw, I LOVE your frosting recipe :)


Hello i am baker! I wanted to let you know that I tried your chocolate cake recipe and i asolutely love it!! It's delicious and super moist. Not only do i like it, but my husand also loves it and he's not too big of a fan of chocolate. Thanks for the great recipe

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

This is just gorgeous, as always, Amanda! You make the prettiest cakes! And, you have WAY more patience for all of those flower petal pastry tips than I do. I barely use anything other than a round tip these days... I'm slacking!

Dawn @ Kitchen Lore

Wow. That's just beautiful.


Simple and lovely. What tip did you use for this?


You're moving to Texas? What about DC? Sorry, Bridget, just throwing in some competition. This cake is just simply beautiful. And wow to your photography, can you give me lessons?


This is absolutely GORGEOUS! OMG how could you ever cut into it and EAT it? It's too pretty! LOL


So simple and pretty! Thanks for posting it!


Can you give a brief tutorial on this? It is just gorgeous.

Jamie | My Baking Addiction

This may be my favorite cake to date - stunning!


I have never seen a cake looking that pretty which will for sure brighten up anybody's day!!
Happy weekend - Kankana :)


purple is my favorite color, so yes, i'd eat all three pieces and i wouldn't feel an ounce of guilt in doing so. :)


How adorable is that? So summery. So delicate! I love it!

Megan @Sweet B's Homemade

Beautiful! I love lilacs!

Nelly Rodriguez

A plate with 3 slices? My kind of plate! :) Gorgeous dear! Happy Sunday Night!


gorgeous cake... just took my breath away!


This looks beautiful and delicious :) I hope you don't mind but I had to pin in on my pinterest board :)


girl, you amaze me!


I LOVE this cake(I know I sound like a broken record)! The flowers are such pretty colors. Beautiful simplicity!

Sonishka from Far and Away

HI, I saw your cake on mingle monday and i love it ;-)

Amy | She Wears Many Hats

Beautimous! You're so creative.


It reminds me of my mom and stepdad's wedding cake. It was covered in violets made of icing.


What size is the tip? Details details!!!!!!!!!! Love it and how long did it take?

Katie @ This Chick Cooks

Oh wow! Your decorating skills never cease to amaze me. That cake is fantastic! I'd love for you to stop by for the recipe swap I host every Wednesday to show off your gorgeous cake. Have a blessed day :)



Your cakes are so beautiful! You have a true gift.


I thought I commented yesterday, but I guess I didn't! What I *did* do is go out and buy those tips today so that I can replicate this the next time I make cupcakes. Thanks for your tips!


This is just about the prettiest thing I've ever seen! Lilacs are my favorite flowers, and I would love this to be my next birthday cake

Paula - bell'alimento

This would def brighten my day : ) beautiful!


Gorgeous! Purple is my favorite color. :D


Wow, o I wish you'd show us the how to of the flowers :)
Please, please.

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