Today I'm going to show you how to make a beautiful cake.
It all comes down to this little tip, the 2D. Don't worry, if you're not a cake decorator, this isn't an intimidating or difficult thing to do. That's not The Farm Chicks way. I promise.
First, you'll need to bake yourself two same-sized cake rounds so you can make a double layer cake.
Once the cakes are cooled, cut off the rounded tops so the cakes are nice and flat. (A large serrated bread knife works best).
Next, layer and thinly frost the cakes.
Now comes the fun part. Place the 2D tip in a decorating bag (or a gallon-sized ziploc bag with one of the corners snipped off for the tip to poke out of). Fill the bag with your favorite THICK buttercream frosting. The frosting needs to be thick so it doesn't sluff off the cake. Starting on the top of the cake, make frosting swirls, like a pinwheel, starting in the center and circling around until you have a rose.
Make them in varying sizes. If there are holes, simply squeeze in a star. Like this:
Once the top is complete, move on to the sides. Swirl, swirl, swirl.
You don't need to be perfect. In fact, imperfect is homey. Imperfect says, Eat me! I'm a delicious, approachable cake!
And there you have it. A beautiful little cake.
2D cake decorating tip: Wilton, purchased at Carolyn's
Vintage cooling rack: Silver Suitcase
Tiny wooden cakestand: ABC Carpet & Home, NYC
Large wooden cakestand: William & Sonoma
Post Edit: A reader commented, sharing links to another cake done similarly, using a different tip. You can find it here.