Pocky Flower Garden Cake

Use some Pocky sticks for flower stems and pipe colorful roses on a plain cake!
Use some Pocky sticks for flower stems and pipe colorful roses on a plain cake!
Prep Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time
2 hours
Complexity
Easy
Servings
8
  • 1. Build Cake & Frost
    20 minutes

    Build the cake with your cooled cake layers and about 3-4 cups of buttercream. Try to make the top and the sides as smooth as possible.

  • 2. Dye Frosting
    5-10 minutes

    Divide the remaining buttercream into 2 small bowls, dyeing each a different shade for your flowers. Load each color into piping bags or Ziploc bags fitted with the star piping tips.

  • 3. Separate
    5 minutes

    Separate the package of Pocky sticks into whole sticks and shorter broken sticks to create some height variation. Alternate placing the different sizes of Pocky sticks into the side of the cake and press lightly to adhere, leaving about 1 ½” between the sticks.

  • 4. Stick
    2 minutes

    Stick a few green M&Ms vertically on the sides of the Pocky sticks to create leaves.

  • 5. Pipe
    10 minutes

    Practice piping your flowers on a piece of parchment paper or other flat surface. Applying even pressure to the piping bag, pipe a spiral counterclockwise, working your way out from the center. Repeat until you have piped all of your flowers.

  • 6. Chill
    1 hour

    We recommend refrigerating this cake until about an hour before you are going to serve it, so that gravity doesn’t pull down the buttercream flowers as it softens.