Flower Bed Spring Cake: Perfect for Spring Holidays

This is a beautiful chocolate Spring cake with smooth chocolate frosting  that is made to look like a flower bed full of Spring yellow flowers. What a great cake for any Spring holiday celebration!

Spring Flower Bed Cake from willcookforsmiles.com #cake #spring

I’ve been meaning to remake this cake for a couple of years. I originally posted this cake three years ago and I am too embarrassed to ask you to go see it. The idea was great but the photo not so much. I was brand-spanking new to blogging then and even newer to photographing my work. Hopefully I’ve improved a bit since then (shamelessly seeking opinions here).

This cake is just so perfect for any Spring occasion. I am planning on bringing this to my son’s class when they have their Easter egg hunt. I can’t wait to see the look on the kids’ faces. I love those babies so much, I’m like the class mom. It will be such a treat for them and a treat for me to see how much they love it.

Beautiful Flower Bed Cake Perfect for Celenrating Spring Holidays | from willcookforsmiles. #springcakes

For this cake, I used boxed chocolate cake because this cake takes a bit of work to put together and I wanted to save some time. If you want to use a homemade cake recipe, you can use my Chocolate Cake recipe that is found HERE and bake it in 9×13 baking pan instead of two round cake pans.

Spring Flower Bed Cake: Perfect for Spring Holidays

Spring Flower Bed Cake: Perfect for Spring Holidays

Ingredients

  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • Frosting:
  • 12 oz of cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup fudge topping
  • 1/4 cup powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Building the cake:
  • 1 13.5 oz can of Cream Filled Wafers
  • 5-6 Flower cookies (sugar free shortbread cookies)
  • Candy coated chocolate candy balls
  • 1/2 cup Yellow candy melts
  • Long wooden skewers
  • Green food coloring

Instructions

  1. Prepare the cake according to instructions, in a 9x13 pan. Cool completely.
  2. In a stand up mixer, beat cream cheese and butter for about 2 minutes on medium speed, until light and smooth. Beat in hot fudge topping, vanilla and powder sugar starting on slow and then raise the speed to medium and beat until all incorporated.
  3. Cut the cake in 3 even rectangles. Stack them together and trim the sides so they are even. Save all the scraps!
  4. Frost the cake in between the layers and all over the sides and top.
  5. Start stacking the wafers, upright, like a fence, all around the sides of the cake. Depending on the height of your cake, you may need to trim the wafers. Use a serrated knife to do that. Press them onto the frosting, lightly.
  6. Crumble the cake scraps and sprinkle over the top to create the "dirt."
  7. Melt the candy melts in the microwave for a minute, on half the power and stir well. Dip the cookies in the yellow melted candy and place them on parchment paper to harden. Drop a candy ball in the center of each flower cookie.
  8. Drip some food coloring on the cotton ball. Rub the skewers with the food coloring. Cut the skewers down if they are too long.
  9. Place the cookies on top of the skewer but not all the way through. (Don't press too hard.)
  10. Stick the flowers in the cake.

Notes

Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com. All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.

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Comments

  1. how adorable is that! And tasty too I’m sure.

  2. This is too cute and I loooove those wafers! :)

  3. Cute cake alert! Cute cake alert! I’m just in awe of your creativity, Lyuba <3

  4. What an adorable cake for Easter Lyuba, my daughter will love this!

  5. Very creative! Love the cookies on the sides.

  6. Your photos take my breath away. They are multi-dimensional and I hope to one day ( not when I grow up — I’m there already ) be one-tenth as good as you. Your recipes are fantastic — what more can I say — you do such a wonderful job. I know if I make when of your recipes it will be fantastic.

  7. So cute Lyuba, brilliant using the profiterole cookies! Your photos are always mouth watering!

  8. This is just too cute, Lyuba!! I absolutely love it :)

  9. This is too cute! I love how you made the “fence” :) I lent go stalk your archives, but I think this us beautiful! Pinned!

  10. this cake is perfect in every way :-)

  11. I don’t think it is shameless of you to ask at all:) I am a newbie blogger myself now (and photography is very new to me when it comes to staging and such). But, your photographs and yummy recipes are always inspiring to me— long before I started blogging (and yes, I am THAT crazy pinner from Brazil that has been pinning you for so long—if you use google analytics:) Truly, your photographs and the way you stage ARE inspiring and always make me come back to see more….

  12. Oh, Lyubia! This is SOOOO cute! And the cake looks pretty delicious, too! What a great idea for spring! Have pinned!! ~Erin

  13. A brilliant idea. So so cute

  14. Lyuba,

    This is aahhdorable!!! So cute and creative. I’ll be pinning later.

  15. This is sooo beautiful, I love it <3! And yes, your pictures look amazing, I'm in the process of improving my photography skills as well :-P. Sharing & pinning this recipe now! Thanks for posting it at my Facebook Milestone Link Party :)!

  16. Seriously ADORABLE!!!!!!!! You always wow me!

  17. How cute is this cake!?! I just love cream filled wafer cookies and love how they are used to make a fence.

  18. cutest cake ever!

  19. Your adorable Spring Flower Bed Cake caught my eye at The Inspiration Exchange Party. It’s too pretty to eat – love it!

  20. This is the most adorable cake I have ever seen! Pinning now!

  21. Honest opinion: Your food photography (any photography) is top notch. You can clearly see the main item but it always looks interesting with just the bit of extras. Clear, colorful and simple at the same time. Kudos. This may be one for us to try for Easter day!

  22. Sooo cute! This is the cutest things I’ve seen all day. Sharing :)

  23. Hello, I loooovvveeee the cake!! It is so cute!! Where did you purchase the flower cookies?

    • Thank you!
      I’ve actually gotten these cookies at WalMart and Target before. They are in the cookie isle and have a white and blue packaging. They are sugar free shortbread cookies.

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