Lemon Buttermilk Cake brushed with lemon syrup and frosted with lemon buttercream. Decorated to look like a bright and cheery garden.Lemon Buttermilk Layer Cake

It’s funny what makes me happy these days. Things that I didn’t think that I liked doing actually bring me great amounts of joy. I always thought that editing video would be horrible. Turns out I love it. It is super relaxing and one of my favorite ways to spend a quiet evening. I also love to edit photos. When I first started taking digital pictures, I didn’t spend a lot of time learning how to edit them, and my images suffered for it. Now I learn as much as I can to get better and more efficient. Turns out I also love making layer cakes.

Lemon Buttermilk Layer Cake

Ava and I watch a ton of YouTube videos and the cake making ones are our favorite. It turns out that making cakes is actually not as complicated as it looks. (Some really are, I’m a little scared of fondant.) But an iced layer cake can be really beautiful with a few simple tools. An offset spatula, gel colors, piping bags, tips, and a scraper.

Lemon Buttermilk Layer Cake

I made this cake and decided to put a garden on top of it. I tinted frosting four different colors – golden yellow, lavender, pink, and pale green. I used 4 different tips (the sameย ones I used here), and just covered the top of the cake with flowers. It took me a couple of minutes (not kidding) and I love how it turned out. I had some light blue sugar pearls and used tweezers to add them to the center of the yellow flowers. The key to making this cake look full is to layer the flowers on top of each other.

Lemon Buttermilk Layer Cake

The inside is a lemon buttermilk cake brushed with lemon syrup and is frosted with lemon buttercream. It is bright and full of citrus flavor. I love this cake. It is perfect for spring and summer.

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Lemon Buttermilk Layer Cake