How to Make a Flower-Shaped Cake Without a Shaped Pan

By Megan Smith

When you want to make a cake that is shaped like a flower, the easiest way to go is to choose a cake pan that is shaped like a flower. However, you don't need to have a special pan to create a flower cake. Simply bake a few round cakes and use a serrated knife to create petal shapes. A flower with a large center and one layer of petals surrounding it, such as a sunflower or a gerbera daisy, is the easiest shape to create with cake.

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Flowers with large centers have the easiest shapes to re-create in a cake.

Step 1

Place your 8-inch round cake on the center of your cake platter.

Step 2

Place your 10-inch round cake on the a flat, clean surface. Use a serrated knife to cut the cake like you would cut a pizza. You could end up with eight cake slices. These slices will serve as the petals for your flower cake.

Step 3

Frost your whole round cake with yellow frosting. This cake will serve as the center of the flower.

Step 4

Place the eight petal slices around the center of the cake. There should be some space between each petal and they will not touch each other. If you would prefer a cake with more petals, simply bake another 10-inch cake and cut it the same way you did the first one.

Step 5

Frost the petals using the pink frosting. You could also use another color if you would prefer, or frost the petals using several different colors.

Step 6

Sprinkle yellow sugar all over the center of the flower so it will take on the appearance of the fuzzy centers of real flowers.