The aster is such a popular flower, due to its textured sunburst of petals that point almost straight up. Great for Mother?s Day or shower cakes. They can be made ahead of time using Royal Icing or piped directly on your cake using Buttercream Icing.
Using tip 7, pipe a mound of icing for base, approximately 3/4" diameter.
Position the tip with the flattened, larger point on the top, pipe a row of short, pointed petals, about 3/8" long, around base using tip 74 with bag at 45° at 3:00 (9:00). 1/8 inch above nail surface. Pipe a second row with petals shorter and points placed between those in first row. Repeat for third row, with still shorter petals.
With tip slightly above flower, fill in center with shorter petals almost straight up.
Drop flowers are a great way to add flowers quickly. Pipe drop flowers in buttercream directly on your cake, or pipe in royal in advance and place your flowers anywhere. Flowers will be sharper in definition when piped in royal.