Once again I turned to the Decorating Room experts to seek step by step instructions on cake decorating tools. This month’s focus is the Garland Marker. This strangely shaped tool is surprisingly easy to use and truly aids in the creation of beautiful garlands. Here is how to do it in just 3 easy steps!
Start with a perfectly frosted cake. Make your own recipe from scratch or use Wilton’s yummy Buttercream Icing Mix. Add any color you like to the mix: Diane and I chose a pretty pink.
Decide what measure you would like to use for the garland, and adjust the garland marker to that size. You want to make sure that the measure you pick is such that the circumference of the cake can be evenly divided into that number.
Now use the garland marker by gently curving it along the upper cake edge. By doing so, the tiny spikes of the garland marker will imprint the side of the cake with dots. Proceed and create imprints all around the cake.
Use the dots imprinted in the icing as a guide to create garlands. Diane used a star tip to make a simple zigzag garland that looked quite impressive. You can make as many designs as you like by using different tips and colors of icing.
Now that your garlands are in place you can add personal decorating touches to your cake. As you know, I am a big fan of pre-made icing flowers so, after creating a shell border around the edge, we used Spring Flowers Icing Decorations at either ends of each garland, and in the center of the cake…. It’s that easy! Look at how beautiful this cake turned out! Wouldn’t it be a great cake to bring to a Garden Tea Party?
To show you the versatility of using garlands as part of a cake design, we dressed the cake up by using different icing decorations. We also used a matching Cake Photo Topper. A quick switch and voila’…. a princess cake, perfect for little girl’s birthday!
Thanks again Diane!