Breathtaking Blossoms! Cake
Don?t be misled...this large cupcake-shaped cake is over 7 inches high! The 2-part Dimensions pan makes it easy to impress and a snap to decorate with flower-shaped icing decorations and 3 iced cookies.
Cake serves 12: each cookie serves 1.
Bake and cool 3 cookies (make extras to allow for breakage). Use tip 3 and full-strength color flow to outline cookies; fill in with thinned down icing and let dry.
Bake and cool cake. Use tip 12 to pipe vertical lines on base. Randomly add flower sprinkles to cake side and pipe tip 1 vines and flower centers. Add tip 349 leaves to flowers.
Position top of cake and spatula ice.
Use full-strength color flow to pipe dots in center of cookies; sprinkle with cake sparkles. Attach cookies to top of cake with icing. Pipe tip 352 leaves on flower cookies.
A variety of leaves will help give your cakes a more realistic garden feel. Add piping gel to your icing to help keep your leaves from breaking.
Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.
Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.