Antique Flower Pot Cake

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 20
Decoration Time: Two Days (allowing for drying time)

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  • 3 x 8″ Round and 3″ Deep (good for carving, the cake will need to stand at least 5” tall in total)


  • 1.6kg Dark Chocolate

Cake Card

  •  8” Round Cake Card
  •  6” Round Cake Card
  •  12” Round Cake Drum


  • 2.2kg White Sugarpaste (enough for cake and cake board)


  • 900g White


  • Black Airbrush Colour
  • Green Airbrush Colour
  • Black Gel Colour
  • Yellow Gel Colour
  • Leaf Green Gel Colour
  • Black Gel Colour


  • Grey Petal Dust
  • Black Petal Dust
  • Green Petal Dust
  • Light Pink Petal Dust



  • Cake Leveller
  • 6 Wheel Pastry Dough Cutter
  • Exacto Knife
  • Large Serrated Carving Knife
  • Bench Scraper
  • Small Angled Palette Knife


  • Leaf Cutter and Veiner Set (medium size)
  • 3″ FivePetal Cutter
  • Round cutter or petal cutter (medium size)


  • Scroll Mould

Cakey Tools

  • 2 x Small Paint Brushes (one for the crack details on pot, and one to apply water as glue)
  • Medium Paint Brush (to smudge surface with petal dust)
  • Large Rolling Pin
  • Small Rolling Pin
  • Ruler (12” is fine)
  • Turntable
  • Cake Smoothers
  • Level tool
  • Loose Razor Blade
  • Straight Pin
  • Colour Shaper (angle chisel tip, soft #10)
  • Ball Tool
  • Wilton Foam Set


  • 18g Green Wires
  • Posy Picks
  • Florist Tape


  • 15mm Black Ribbon
  • Scrap Ribbon (to be used as a measuring guide)


  • Foam Core Board or Large Flat Cake Drum
  • Sheet of Wax Paper (at least 10” wide)
  • Wooden Skewer
  • Long Spaghetti
  • 6 Cavity Silicone Baking Pan, Half Sphere
  • New Toothbrush
  • Pair of Disposable Gloves (food safe)
  • Foam Block (to hold flower stems)


  • Hot Glue Gun


We welcome the wonderful and talented Shawna McGreevy into the studio to teach her Antique Flower Pot Cake tutorial. This course will go through everything you need to know, from start to finish, including carving the pot, creating and positioning sugar flowers, and the all important texturing and finishing touches which lend the pot and flowers their very realistic look. Shawna will cover lots of useful tips and techniques to help you recreate this cake, or your own unique variation! Aimed at intermediate level cake decorators, this cake will take a two days to create, allowing for drying time.

We would love to see your take on the Antique Flower Pot Cake – please share your photos with us on our Facebook Page!

Shawna McGreevy

Shawna McGreevy

Shawna loved trying out new ideas and techniques that she had researched, and baking up new and delicious recipes. She was continuously making cakes and cupcakes for family, friends, and acquaintances. And, not long after, she decided to take a leap of faith and launch a little cake company called McGreevy Cakes Specializing in the art of cake. (With a li'l tomfoolery thrown in. ;) You can view my work on my website and see more detailed pictures on my McGreevy Cakes Facebook page.
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