How to make a Scallop Shaped Cake

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Have you ever thought about creating a different shaped cake to the normal round cake? Recently I saw the new scallop shaped Flawless finish plates from Sweet Stamp and I just had to give them a try. I just love to pretty they make your cake look. Its really likes a giant daisy shape. It also looks so pretty on it’s own, but you could also add decorating or use it as part of a tiered cake too!

Watch my latest tutorial below to see just how easy it is to create this effect!

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Scallop shaped Cake Tutorial

Click below to watch step by step how to create your own scallop shaped cake ⇩

Sweet Stamp Discount Code

Before I jump into talking about the cake itself, Sweet Stamp have kindly given me a 10% off voucher code to share with you. This can be used on any of the Flawless finish plates, or on any purchases made on their website. To receive the 10% off all you need to do is visit their website and enter the code CAKESBYLYNZ at the checkout!

The Sweet Stamp Flawless Finish Plates

You may have heard me rave about round acrylic plates / ganaching plates in the past which really help give a smooth finish to your cakes and this is the same idea. The only difference is the plates are shaped. So instead of getting a smooth round cake, the plates help you create this pretty scallop shape.

The plates come in a pack of 2 and the 6 inch plates measure around 6.5 inches at the thinnest part and 7.5 inches from widest edge to edge. This is something to bear in mind when choosing a cake board or if you’re stacking your cakes.

Sweet Stamp Flawless finish plates

Now in the video you will see I’m using a 6 inch cake with these plates. This does need quite a lot of buttercream, but you can also use ganache too. Alternatively if you didn’t want to use as much buttercream you could use a slightly larger cake; either a 7 inch or and 8 inch cake and cut it down to fit inside the plates with a little space left around the edge for buttercream.

Scallop cake tutorial with acrylic discs

Once your cake has been prepared you’ll want to place this in the center of the discs. I covered my discs with some parchment paper in the center to help me lift them off at the end and stop that buttercream from sticking to the acrylic plates.

It’s then a case of filling the space between the cake and the outside edge of the plates with buttercream before using a smoothing tool around the side. You just want to make sure your smoothing tool connects to the edge of the top and bottom plates as you pull it around and you’ll see your cake start to take shape in no time.

My advice when using these plates is just to take your time. It won’t be smooth the first time you run the smoother around and you’ll want to fill in any gaps you missed with buttercream, but the more you bring the smoother around the better the finish will look.

Scallop buttercream Cake Tutorial

I really hope you enjoy the video and will find it useful if you want to create your own shaped cake. I think we are definitely seeing the start of a new cake trend!

Scallop buttercream cake tutorial

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Tools I used

I have put a list below showing all the tools that I used throughout this video or if you would like to see all my favourite cake decorating tools just click here:

SweetStamp Flawless Finish Plates: (Use code CAKESBYLYNZ for 10% off)
SweetStamp Palette Knife Set: (Use code CAKESBYLYNZ for 10% off)
SweetStamp Spatula: (Use code CAKESBYLYNZ for 10% off)
Turntable: UK – USA –
Metal Smoother Tool (large):
Raspberry Colour Splash:

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scalloped shaped cake decorating tutorial

Thank you for reading!

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  1. Hi Lynz!

    I love your videos! Always look forward to the new ones . You’re very talented in many different area’s of baking, decorating, creating and artistry. Thanks for doing this!

    I’m a baker in Colorado, USA. My specialty is custom decorated sugar cookies, although I make a variety of other things.

    Take care,

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