Watering Can Cake

I made this for my MIL's 60th birthday. I wanted to do a watering can
and when I saw GRAMMASUE's cake I was blown away! Thanks to
cloudsmom for tips on how to make the spout. Also big thanks to aine2
for her tutorial on the gumpaste roses. These are my first! I think I need
a little more practice and better cutters, but I was pretty happy with
how they turned out. The butterflies are chocolate.


pelussa Says... 7 years ago

Merissa, Your cake is PERFECT. How did you make the butterflies??

CakesByLJ Says... 7 years ago

I love your cake.. you did a wonderful job on the watering can, the wood base, and the roses~!

wendalynn11 Says... 7 years ago

This is gorgeous...how did you get the spout to stay up?

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

Thanks! Each wing is a chocolate transfer then I pipe a little chocolate and prop the wings up in it and let it harden.

twinsmake5 Says... 7 years ago

It's beautiful! I'd like to know how to do the butterflies too please.

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

The spout is gumpaste wrapped around a dowel. I put a cake board between layers of cake and drove the dowel through the cake board into the base at an angle. It was quite sturdy.

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

Oh and I forgot to mention that you cant really see in the picture but I used some piping gel on it to look like water around the base and dripping down the sides of the cake and spout. It looked pretty neat!

sbachorosk Says... 7 years ago

Wow - This is gorgeous! I think your flowers are spectacular and I love the colors!

luddroth Says... 7 years ago

Really wonderful!

flourjuice Says... 7 years ago

What a beautiful cake! I love everything about it.

frostedbliss Says... 7 years ago

I have to agree with pelussa...your cake IS perfect! Great job!

formerbuckeye Says... 7 years ago

Lovely. You did a great job. I'm sure your MIL was very pleased.

2sdae Says... 7 years ago

merissa the magnicent strikes agian!!!! You are my cake hero!!! :wink:

Karate Says... 7 years ago

Absolutely beautiful, I love everything about it right down to the cake board! I agree with 2sdae you are my hero!!!

crazy4sugar Says... 7 years ago

Fabulous! The shape is perfect and I love your color choices.

Toniprev Says... 7 years ago

WOW WOW WOW.... This is so beautiful.. my 2 favourite colours together too!!! Can't believe your first gumpaste roses either!!! Just beautiful!!!

lasdulzurasdelaura Says... 7 years ago

I really love your cake! Simply PERFECT!! First time making roses??? Impressive!! You are so talented!!! Congrats! 8O

cakemommy Says... 7 years ago

Just Lovely!!!!

all4cake Says... 7 years ago

It's gorgeous! I never would've guessed those were your first roses. I love the colors too...of the can, the butterflies and the roses.

all4cake Says... 7 years ago

I love how you completed the whole scene with the board too. ;-D ;-D

melysa Says... 7 years ago

the butterflies and wood flooring are my favorite of the finishing touches. did you use vanilla to paint the wood or brown color? its a very pretty shade which compliments the cake colors well rather than distracting from it. beautiful cake!

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

Thanks, Melysa. I used vodka to paint it. However, the cake turned out a little more "shabby chic" looking that I planned. So I sort of wish I had left it white.

PattyT Says... 7 years ago

Don't change a thing - it's PERFECT. Your roses are spectacular. Wonderful cake. Thx for posting and inspiration.

endymion Says... 7 years ago

This is really gorgeous. WOW! 8O

CourtneysCreations Says... 7 years ago

Just beautiful!!

Kiwi777 Says... 7 years ago

Fabulous cake! How did you get the handle to stick on the side?

death_by_frosting Says... 7 years ago

You wrote that you need more practice on your roses......ARE YOU MAD?!?!? This is sooooooo awsome If I were you, I'd be stopping every Tom, Dick and Harry I met on the street to show off the photo of the most fabulous cake ever! :lol: :lol:

uschi1 Says... 7 years ago

Oh my! What an absolutely gorgeous cake. You did an exceptional job!

JulieB Says... 7 years ago

Well this is marvelous. The watering can is great, and the flowers don't look like your first try at all. Good job.

crp7 Says... 7 years ago

I am in awe!! Beautiful! What size is it? It is always hard to tell from pictures.

aprilcake Says... 7 years ago

love this...how did you make the can?

titch Says... 7 years ago

Wow, you did a really good job, it looks very life like.

rouv Says... 7 years ago

Beautiful cake!! I love the shading of your roses! What size is the cake?

bashini Says... 7 years ago

Your roses are lovely. Can't say its your first time. Well Done!

Ximenilla Says... 7 years ago

Very Nice!!! beatiful

Eliza Says... 7 years ago

WOW!!!!! Merissa this is fantastic! The roses are beautiful!!

springlakecake Says... 7 years ago

Wow, thanks :oops: ! The can is 3 5 inch cakes (6 inch total height). The handle is gumpaste that I made a couple of days ahead. It just stuck right on with royal icing. I was worried, but it was fine!

MeJo Says... 7 years ago

I can't believe this is a cake...what a beauty

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GRAMMASUE Says... 7 years ago

Merissa, this is amazing!! I love everything about it!!!

CelebrationCakery Says... 7 years ago

This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing...

giggysmack Says... 7 years ago

What a beautiful cake Merissa!!

nicolesplace Says... 7 years ago

The butterflies are amazing!!!

becklynn Says... 7 years ago

Awesome roses! Beautiful cake!

cakesbyjess Says... 7 years ago

merissa ... this is one of the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen!!!! Oh my gosh ... your MIL must have been over the moon when she saw it! You are so inspiring to me!!!

BREN28 Says... 7 years ago

I was looking through your pics,and I was amazed by your talent. I am a newbie,just finished course 3 last month,and wanted to say even the cakes you made in the begining as a newbie were wonderful!! :D

THESUGARCOW Says... 7 years ago

oh nice! thanks for sharing can you pm how you did the butterlies please thanks looks so nice!

sallene Says... 7 years ago

This is one of the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen. Great job!

mooogn Says... 6 years ago

What a lovely cake! :)

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