This Gold Drip Cake with Sugar Magnolias & Strawberries is perfect for a glam southern birthday cake. Get all the details for this cake below.
Gold Drip Cake with Sugar Magnolias & Strawberries
I made this cake for the daughter of one of my closest friends, Lesley. Her sweet Gracie was celebrating her 16th birthday and she had two requests... that the cake be Chantilly Cake on the inside... and that it have gold drip and magnolias.
Okay - there was a third request - that it NOT have gold leaf because she (Lesley) was not boujee like that 😂😂😂
I had no idea that when I put it all together, I'd be completely smitten with this cake. Like, it's one of my most favorite cakes I've ever made. Which that is fitting because Lesley is one of my most favorite people.
So, let me tell you about this cake!
Cake Recipes and Ingredients
- Chantilly Cake - on the inside, this cake was three 8-inch layers of Chantilly Cake. You can find that full recipe here.
- Cream Cheese Frosting - on the outside, I used cream cheese frosting.
- White Chocolate for the drip and the dipped strawberries - then painted gold with Gold Luster Dust mixed with Lemon Extract.
- Sugar Magnolias - I purchased these from Global Sugar Art (on Amazon). They were so perfect for this design!
Equipment & Props
Gold Drip Equipment. I have a tutorial here for an easy drip method, but for this cake, I used white chocolate. You'll need a microwavable measuring cup (for the white chocolate) and a spoon to apply it, then a small bowl and paintbrush to mix the gold paint.
Cake Stand. This gold Almalfi Cake stand is the latest cake stand I've added to my collection. It was perfectly elegant for this gorgeous cake.
Cake Board. I love these scalloped edge gold boards. They don't work for multi-tiered cakes but are perfect for single-tier cakes where gold is appropriate. I have them in 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch sizes.
Steps to Assemble & Decorate the Cake
- Bake the cakes and allow them to cool.
- Torte them (if applicable), then fill with Chantilly Cream and fresh fruit and stack the layers (full tutorial/recipe here).
- Crumb coat, then smooth frost the cake. Allow it to chill for an hour or two (or overnight).
- Add the drip to the cold cake (see instructions here) and allow it to set.
- Paint the drip with edible gold paint.
- Dip the strawberries and allow them to set.
- Add the magnolias and strawberries. You may need a needle tool to poke holes in the chocolate to add the flowers.
And that's it - everything you need to know to make this stunning cake!