If you’re anything like me you can’t help but spend hours scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest looking at photos of amazing cakes. So you probably won’t have missed the new craze taking everyone’s feeds by storm which has been dubbed the #faultlinecake. Over the last few years buttercream cakes have become so popular and I think the fault line cake is a variation of the geode cakes revealing something beneath the layer of buttercream. I have seen so many amazing examples, typically adding sprinkles and stencilling with these 2 rows of buttercream smoothed over the top mimicking fault lines.

For this weeks video tutorial I really wanted to give this new cake trend a go, but decided instead of sprinkles I would combine it with one of my favourite buttercream effects that you may have already seen on my YouTube channel and that is buttercream flowers. So the idea is to make the cake look like the fault lines have opened, revealing pretty buttercream flowers on the inside of your cake…

Buttercream flowers Fault Line Cake
So whilst most other fault line cakes just require a simple stacked cake, when planning this cake I knew I needed to gain the room to add the buttercream flowers without them being scrapped away as the buttercream was smoothed off. So for this cake I used 2x 6 inch round sponge cakes (you can find the recipe in the Recipe page of the website) which I separated into 2 layers each and also a 5 inch round cake which measured 2 inches in height. By stacking these with the smaller cake in the center this gave me an indented area to add the simple buttercream flowers before adding the final coat of buttercream.

One thing I will say if you want to make this cake is you will see in the video it took a few coats of buttercream to build up the fault lines as the buttercream needed to be pushed into the space at the bottom of the buttercream flowers in order to give that uneven appearance, but if you pop your cake into the fridge once you have piped your flowers to harden these up, the buttercream just fits between the gaps not spoiling them at all.

Buttercream Flowers Fault Line Cake

I really love looking at all the new styles of cakes that are being create and I really hope you will enjoy this tutorial and it might give you some ideas and techniques for creating your own fault line cake. For the full tutorial just click on the video below:

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Buttercream Fault Line Cake