Aster Zoom


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.
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Step 1
Step 1

Using tip 7, pipe a mound of icing for base, approximately 3/4" diameter.

Step 2
Step 2

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.

Step 3
Step 3

With tip slightly above flower, fill in center with shorter petals almost straight up.

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Aster is rated 4.340425531914893 out of 5 by 47.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'am still laughing. my girlfriend gave me the instructions, thought it would be easy as my bread making, well let me tell you. I'm very new to cake deco. and boy do i need allot of help, the things i producted looked like something from the sea..I make a fall cake that was to look like fall flowers. the office is still laughing...but we had allot of fun. I'm 61 years young and just getting into this, and having a all you beginner deco gals, keep it up, if nothing else you'll keep em lol
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Having never made flowers or any other type of decorative icing I decided to enroll in Wilton's Basic Cake Decorating Class. I am amazed at how much I learned in just a few short classes. This flower is one of my favoriate and with a little practice I did quite well. So much so that a family asked that I make a cake and decorate it with just this flower. It was for a 40th birthday and the birthday girl was so thankful and just loved the Aster's I put on top.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love making Asters, for me they are easy and beautiful. The temperature of your buttercream icing has to be just right so the petals won't flop. Making them in several colors ahead of time and letting them chill, makes their transfer easy. I haven't tried it in royal icing yet, but it's probably crisper. It really is all about consistancy of your icing no matter what type you use.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I think my main problem with this technique was my tip 74. The opening of the tip was not large enough, I had to pry it open some to get the icing to pipe through it in the middle part of the tip, and even then the icing did not come out to make lovely little pointed petals. I tried playing with the consistency of the icing making it thicker and thinner, but had the same result.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love to make this flower and I even taught this technique to my sister who has no experience in cake decorating. The real trick to this flower is the consistency of the flowers to that they have volume and release when you don't add pressure to the bag. Use a medium consistency icing instead of thin icing. You can also add contrast and use two different colors for each row.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I enjoyed making this flower with royal icing. I used this flower on a cake for my sister's anniversary which was in November. She really liked the flowers in the fall colors. Just follow the directions on the royal icing to get the right stiffness to the icing. They don't have to be perfect because when you bunch them together and add the leaves they really look great!
Date published: 2010-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i flowers is pretty i think i would good on a fall cake.for easy to make.i think any one could make this flower. and make it look pretty.but make sure the icingis a little thick it make a better flower. it just take time to do it i have no reason why no one can do this. you will be amaze how it will come out. you family will love the way it look.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like using the Aster. I did not find it difficult to create and used it on both my cupcakes as well as my cakes. I also used the 24 cupcake stand to make a flower bouquet made of "Aster" flowers in a variety of colors to make a colorful arrangement. I agree with fellow commenters make sure the consistency is somewhat stiff to get the petals to stand up.
Date published: 2010-11-29
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