Tropical Flamingo Cake with Buttercream Stripes

I just love anything tropical themed with flamingos and as its going to be hot this weekend in England I thought it was the perfect time to share this tropical themed cake with you all. It also gave me a chance to show you how I make my buttercream stripes with my contour comb.

Tropical flamingo striped Cake

I decided for this cake I would use contrasting navy blue and pink stripes as the background for the bright green tropical leaves. I absolutely love how the stripes turned out. I used the metal 2 tone contour comb by Evil Cake Genius.

One tip I can give you is to really chill your cake in the fridge once you have made the grooves. If you heat up your comb in a bowl of hot water, you can then add the next colour and when you come to scrape the side of the cake the heat from the comb smooths the buttercream perfectly, creating nice defined stripes. You will only be able to heat up a metal scrapper and make sure its not too hot that you can’t get it out. Also make sure all the water has been dried off before adding it to your cake, as buttercream doesn’t like water!!

Flamingo Cake

I really love how all the elements came together and by incorporating tropical leaves, tropical flowers and this bright pink flamingo the tropical theme really came to life.
For the full tutorial just click on the video below:

Plus if you would like to see the detailed videos on how to make the tropical flowers here are the links:
Hibiscus Flower Tutorial
Plumeria Flower Tutorial

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Tools I used

I have also put a link below to some of the tools I used throughout this video:

Turn Table:
Metal Scrapper Tool by Evil Cake Genius:
FMM Tropical Leaf cutters:
Piping bags I use:
PME Foam Pads:
Modelling tools:
Edible glue:
Squires Petal Paste (Gumpaste):

Hibiscus Flower:
Hibiscus Veiner:
Wilton Rose Gel Paste:
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Rose):
Floral Tape:
Stemen:(small) (Medium)

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Tropical flamingo striped Cake

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4 Responses

  1. I jus saw your cake on the cake topper Facebook page and I checked your website and I loved it. The tutorial and everything. I’m a beginner and I keep looking for places to learn more styles and creativity. Your website is amazing and gives me that opportunity.Keep up the good work.

    1. Hi Joyce, Thank you for your message. I am so glad you like the cake and my website. I really hope my tutorial will be helpful and you might pick up some ideas. x

  2. Gorgeous! Which buttercream did you use ? Would this work with an all shortening icing? Would this work with swiss meringue buttercream? I tried it with swiss meringue and it didn’t work out too well for me.

    1. Hi Anu, I used American buttercream for this cake. If you go to my tutorials and recipe page there is a link to the buttercream that I use. I hope this helps.

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Hi, I’m Lynsey and welcome to Cakes by Lynz. I LOVE everything cake! Here you will find all my latest cake decorating video tutorials from my YouTube channel, reviews and general cake ramblings!

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