flower power


This cake is a departure from the French style ones I’ve been making recently. I made this lemon layer cake with passion fruit buttercream for my mother (yes it was for Mother’s Day – so late posting, I know!), so I wanted it to be whimsical, light and Spring-like. Sometimes, it’s just fun to make a good old fashioned American style layer cake with buttercream!

At any rate, in this cake I wanted to experiment with these soy wrapper sheets I found at Japanese mega mart Mitsuwa, in Edgewater, NJ. They’re also available on Amazon here. I’ve even found it in the International section of a local A&P supermarket. The flower pattern was inspired by the popular Marimekko Unikko fabric.

For the recipe, please see this post.


8 Responses to “flower power”

  1. anna Says:

    Wow. That doesn’t look real, but I’d totally eat it – lemon and passion fruit, yum!

  2. Y Says:

    Amazing! I love Marimekko patterns!

  3. Dragon Says:

    I love how you’ve decorated this cake. I bet it tasted wonderful

  4. deeba Says:

    How beautiful & novel that looks…PRETTY & very Spring!

  5. lauresophie Says:

    Trop kitsch! I am saying that not in a bad way! I love that cake, plus the deco remind me my child’s bedroom (like 30 yrs ago…)!
    I really really really love your work
    See you

  6. Li Says:

    I absolutely adore the colour combo!!
    You feature some incredible material here Janet – appetising and pretty too!
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. AnniebBaker Says:

    Love it, love it! So, you used the soy wrappers and made the flower patterns? Very unique, can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

    Hey, are you still a Daring Baker?

  8. prettytastycakes Says:

    Thanks to all for the nice comments.

    Annie, I suppose I’m no longer a Daring Baker given that I’ve missed the past few challenges. Will post more at a later date…