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Juliet Sear's super speedy no-bake mother’s day cake

If you're wanting to impress someone this Mother’s Day with a delicious show stopping cake, but you’re strapped for time - Juliet has the ultimate hack. Her last-minute no-bake Swiss roll cake is perfect for any big occasion and it doesn’t require turning on the oven!

Juliet’s no bake mother day cake

Serves: 8-10


Food colouring of your choice

750g shop bought buttercream (or home made with 250g very soft unsalted butter mixed with 500g sifted icing sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract or bean paste)

2 shop bought Swiss roll cakes

For the centre:

Maltesers / mini sweets / sugarpaste / sprinkles 


1. Mix the food colouring into the buttercream.

2. Cut each cake into equal thirds, giving you 6 discs of sponge. 

3. Assemble the discs onto a cake plate, drum or cake stand, in a circle, sticking each down with a dab of buttercream. 

4. Use a little of the buttercream to crumb coat the cake pieces then chill in the fridge or freezer to set.

5. Use the remaining icing to give the flower cake a second coating, creating the petal effect with a palette knife or regular butter knife. 

6. To make the centre, fill the hole inside with Maltesers or other sweets. Alternatively you can fill the centre with a ball of sugar paste, then top with sprinkles.

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