Get Lucky with a St. Patrick's Day Green Petal Cake!

Hey there, cake decorators! St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a stunning Green Petal Cake? In this blog post, we'll guide you through the step-by-step process of creating a festive cake that will make you feel like you've found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This recipe is inspired by Bird On A Cake's fabulous creation. So, let's put on our green aprons and get ready to decorate!


For the Cake:

- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

- ½ teaspoon salt

- 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened

- 2 cups granulated sugar

- 4 large eggs

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1 cup milk

- Green food coloring

For the Frosting:

- 3 cups powdered sugar

- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

- Green food coloring

For the Petal Decoration:

- Green buttercream frosting (reserved from the frosting recipe)

- Piping bag

- Wilton 104 petal piping tip

- Parchment paper


Step 1: Preparing the Cake Batter

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Step 2: Creaming the Butter and Sugar

In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Step 3: Adding the Dry Ingredients and Coloring the Batter

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Add green food coloring until you achieve the desired shade of green.

Step 4: Baking the Cakes

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool completely before frosting.

Step 5: Preparing the Frosting

In a separate mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and continue beating until smooth. Stir in the vanilla extract. Add green food coloring to match the cake.

Step 6: Assembling the Cake

Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread a layer of green frosting on top. Place the second cake layer on top and frost the entire cake with the remaining green frosting. Smooth out the frosting using an offset spatula.

Step 7: Creating the Petal Decoration

Cut strips of parchment paper and fold them into small squares. Attach the squares to the edges of the cake, creating a border. Fill a piping bag fitted with a Wilton 104 petal piping tip with the reserved green buttercream frosting. Pipe petals around the cake, starting from the bottom and working your way up. Remove the parchment paper squares once you've completed the petal decoration.

Step 8: Final Touches

To add extra charm to your St. Patrick's Day Green Petal Cake, consider adding festive decorations like edible gold coins, shamrock-shaped candies, or sprinkles. Let your creativity shine!

Congratulations, you've created a magnificent St. Patrick's Day Green Petal Cake that will impress your friends and family. This cake is a delightful centerpiece for any St. Patrick's Day celebration, and its vibrant green color and petal design will make it a showstopper. Enjoy the festivities, indulge in this delicious creation, and have a lucky St. Patrick's Day!