Fresh Flower Heart

Honey Cake

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Birthday Cake Book

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

A scattering of un sprayed edible flowers or petals is the quickest way to produce a stunning cake with minimum fuss. I have used violets here. You could also try rose petals, roses, primulas and pansies, cornflowers, lavender, marigolds, small sunflowers, carnations or nasturtiums.


For the Cake and Decoration

  • 1.5 kg white sugarpaste
  • ice blue food colour paste
  • mint green food colour paste
  • unsalted butte


To Colour the Sugarpaste and Bake

First of all, colour the sugarpaste to your chosen colour. I mixed both ice blue and mint green to create an eau de nil colour.

Preheat the oven to 170°C/fan 160°C/340°F/gas mark 3½