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Easter Dress-Inspired Vanilla Petal Cake

My daughter and I were shopping for a new Easter dress and found this pastel-striped ribbon dress at Gymboree.  It looked like a yummy cake to me!

When I read Robin’s great tutorial for making a Petal Cake on Bird on a Cake, I knew I had a cake to try.  Why not for Easter?

Gymboree Ribbon Stripe Duppioni Dress Inspiration

I love pastels, especially in the spring, AND I knew I’d found a great color scheme for a Petal Cake.  I considered using all the pastels in the cake, but simplified to a more Spumoni-style color scheme.  I love the simple lines and the repeated patterns of this cake decorating technique.

Vanilla Petal Cake

I used my favorite Vanilla Cake recipe since I knew it would make a cake dense enough to support a little more frosting.  I tinted the cake layers with spring green and pale pink food coloring gels, leaving the middle layer white.

Vanilla Petal Cake

Next time, I may flavor the cake layers with cherries or pistachios to make it a more official Spumoni-style dessert.  Anyone else have a cake obsession? What kind of cake do you crave?

See the full Petal Cake Tutorial here.

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  1. MARIA DE LOURDES ARAUJO 02/01/2015 at 3:52 pm

    olá nossa ki lindo perfeito!!!!!
    amei esse bolo maravilhoso !!!
    gostaria de receber novidades em meu e-mail passo a passo . passo a passo com fotos .
    ficarei muito grata.
    parabéns!tudo perfeito.

  2. Suzanne Wittman 03/22/2013 at 8:13 pm

    Amy that looks wonderful. I like all kinds of cakes, but I’m planning on making the cake with the Kit Kat candy bars that go around the cake and filling the top with pastel M&Ms for Easter!

    • Amy 03/22/2013 at 10:19 pm

      Ooh, that sounds fun! You might even find the white chocolate kit kats to go with the pastel m&ms. Have fun!

  3. Erica Fehrman 03/22/2013 at 12:30 pm

    This looks beautiful AND delicious! It would make a really good celebration with a glass of sparkling wine or sparkling grape juice!