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Secret Frosting

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Yunaflower Cake

I am always extra impressed with artists who share their knowledge and talent with students. Today’s artist, the Seoul, Korea-based Yunaflower Cake, is just such a teacher. Yunaflower (Do I call her Yuna? Ms. Cake?) is an expert at making beautiful cakes decorated with glossy Korean buttercream flowers.

When I tried to find out what makes Korean buttercream different, I hit an unexpected brick wall. Apparently, the recipe is super-secret, and the students who take the classes are sworn to secrecy. One source suggested it is made with Korean white butter, which lacks the yellow of American or European butter, making the buttercream nearly translucent. Another speculated that it’s actually not buttercream at all, but is in fact closer to Korean sweet paste made of beans or potatoes, traditionally used to decorate sweets. Whatever the stuff is, the frosting takes color beautifully and lacks the yellow tint of buttercream made with American or European butter. The results are certainly gorgeous!

I was utterly unsuccessful at finding out anything about the artist, but I do know she teaches classes in Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Sydney, and Los Angeles. You can also take her online classes on her website.

You can see all of the gorgeous Yunaflower Cake creations on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “Secret Frosting

  1. Be still my heart…these flowers are just so real. Super talent.

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  2. NO!!! They are two beautiful to cut up and eat. I love butter cream. I wonder if there is a way to keep them just to look at. Spray them with something – hummm Hal

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  3. Beautiful. The botanical imagery and the colour palette make me think of Spring.

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