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Ice Perfect Cakes every time!

Learn Avalon's secret hack for creating perfect iced cakes every time - for free!

Full video and easy buttercream recipe inside!

Oh sweet succulent babies! Who doesn't love these cute little plants that are poppin’ up everywhere? Nothing like taking the beauty natural has to offer and recreating it in sugar. And really, who doesn’t want to cover their house with baby cacti and plants -- so let's cover our desserts with them too, eh?

You can create succulents in buttercream, fondant or gumpaste... in bright or muted colors, really the possibilities are endless. It's a true treat for the eyes and mouth.

And if you're trying to make succulents for your cakes and you want to go the fondant or gumpaste route, check out the video at the bottom for my no-cutters super quick succulents hack!

Let's get started by looking at these ah-freakin-mazing succulent BUTTERCREAM cakes from Ivenoven! Homegirl is a serious genius with her cake skills. Also, major winning point: because these beautiful succulents are on a cake, I can just eat them without having to remember to water them 😉

And then there are fondant or gumpaste ones, like these:

(left) Cake by Z. Adenova of More_Sugar

(right) Gorgeous gumpaste succulents by Golumbevskaya Olesya

A box of cupcakes that are topped with hyper realistic gumpaste succulents in muted shades of green with touches of purple
Realistic Succulent Cupcakes by Maria Magrat

And last, but certainly not least, buttercream succulent cakes and cupcakes by Leslie Vigil 


And, as promised, a Tutorial...

Want to see my unique approach to making really quick and easy succulents without needing to use cutters? Check it out...

Three green fondant succulents
Learn to make these quick fondant succulents

A free Facebook live tutorial to help you make quick succulents for fillers or cupcakes!

Just press play!

I follow with a little bit of color and BOOM.. quick. Easy. Awww yeah.

Ice Perfect Cakes every time!

Learn Avalon's secret hack for creating perfect iced cakes every time - for free!

Full video and easy buttercream recipe inside!

 Published: 08/02/2017

Last modified on July 30th, 2022

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Avalon Yarnes

Avalon Yarnes is multi-award winning cake artist and educator. Her work has been featured on tv shows, in magazines, books and more. She has been named one of the top 10 Cake Artists in America by Cake Masters Magazine and Dessert Professional Magazine. She's always cooking up something innovative that she can share with her students. Learn with Avalon here inside Avalon Cakes Online School of Sugar Art, where her (and her friends) teach you how to make incredible art with of cakes, cookies and more!

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