Buttercream succulent plant cake

Indulge in the most delicious trend of the year with this buttercream succulent cake recipe. All you need is store-bought cakes and some nifty piping nozzles to create this 'grammable dessert

  • 1 hr preparation
  • Serves 12
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Watch this video and see how easy it is to create your own buttercream succulents.


  • 2 x 600g shop-bought mud cakes
  • buttercream (recipe below), with extra ½ cup icing sugar
  • green and purple food colouring
  • 250 gram unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoon milk


  • 1
    Trim tops from cakes to level.
  • 2
    Divide buttercream between three bowls. Tint one with green colouring, one with purple and leave one bowl untinted.
  • 3
    Ice top and sides of the stacked cakes with untinted buttercream. Using piping nozzles, pipe flowers and shapes onto the top and sides of cake.
  • 4
    Dust with icing sugar before serving.
  • 5
    Use an electric mixer to beat butter as white as possible. Gradually beat in icing sugar and milk.