You have probably seen these floral cakes before, they are the perfect little gift for those who don’t want to eat cake for their birthday. Perhaps you will be invited to a birthday party that asks you not to bring gifts, and you know there will be a cake there anyway. One of these little flower cakes is the perfect little gift.Isn’t this a sweet way to celebrate? No calories are guaranteed, and I made this whole thing for $14.00!
I began with two blocks of wet floral foam. I buy my Oasis Floral Foam at Amazon, of course the more you purchase the less expensive it is. You can buy an Oasis brand Floral Cake form, but it is more expensive, so I have just cut my own as shown above and below. I soaked them and set them out on an oversized ceramic platter. You might want to purchase an inexpensive disposable tray that you can give away with the cake with the platter without your recipient having to worry about returning it. I made this on my own platter so I am not including that in the $14.00 cost.
The next step is to find a round bowl or vase to use to help you cut your foam into a round form as a base for your cake.
Use a knife to cut around the bowl and peel away the excess foam. If you were to begin with the pre-formed cake form it would look similar, like this:
Now begin to put in your flowers. I used pink and white carnations for the base, just like you would have trim around the base of your cake. Carnation stems are fairly stiff so you shouldn’t have any trouble pushing those into the wet foam. You want to have very short stems so they don’t need to go in a long way.
Next I added lavender daisy mums all the way around my cake. The mums have a less stiff stem, so be careful not to bend them when pushing the stems into the the foam. You will only want a stem about 1/2 to 1 inch long to push into the foam.
I used miniature pink carnations for the trim around the top edge of the cake and then filled in the top with more of the daisy mums. I finished off my cake with birthday candles and my cake was complete!