You can present a remarkable floral arrangement when you top petits fours with a variety of favorite icing flowers, including violets, ribbon roses and daffodils. Give your blooms a smooth backdrop when you cover the cakes with heated Decorator Icing.
In advance: Make royal icing flowers. Use
Flower Templates, Flower Squares and
Decorating Guide from associated links, to make
assorted flowers: roses using tips 12, 104;
pompom flowers using tips 12, 16, 18; ribbon
roses using tips 12, 104; primroses using tips
1, 14, 104; daffodils using tips 1, 3, 104; violets
using tips 1, 59s. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted
Bake and cool 1-layer cake. Level to 1 1/4 in.
high. Cut into 2 in. squares. Set on cooling
grid placed over waxed paper-covered drip
pan. Cover with heated icing. Let set.
Attach flowers using Decorator Icing. Pipe tip
352 leaves on all flowers.
* Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow
shown. * Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown.
The sequence of piping the Daffodil is the same for both the narcissus and the jonquil. These smaller flowers have white tip 103 petals?the narcissus features a yellow throat and red trim, jonquils have yellow centers.
The primrose is a flat flower with detailed petals. The key to the heart-shaped petals is perfecting a "curve-dip-curve" motion as you spin the flower nail. In nature, you will find them in a variety of colors, including deep pink, purple, orange and yellow.