Create a beautiful edible arrangement with this Desert Oasis Succulent Cake. Using a variety of techniques, you can create adorable succulents that almost look too pretty to eat! A lovely cake to serve for Mother’s Day or a birthday party, this succulent cake is sure to impress friends and family! You can see this cake and many more in the How to Pipe Simple Icing Flowers kit, filled with lots of tutorials, inspiration and even a few must-have tools to make your treats blossom.
Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool two cake layers. Level each layer to 1½ in. high. Fill and stack for 3 in. high cake.
Tint icing. Combine Moss Green and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get medium green color shown. Combine Rose and a touch of Sky Blue icing colors to get light magenta color shown. Combine Rose with a touch of Violet icing colors to get light purple color shown. Combine Royal Blue and Juniper Green icing colors to get dark blue color shown. Tint 1 cup icing medium green, 1 cup icing dark blue, ¼ cup icing light magenta and ½ cup icing light purple using color combinations provided. For light green icing, add small amount medium green icing to 3 cups white icing until desired shade is achieved.
Prepare decorating bags. Prepare decorating bags with the following tips and icing colors:
Tip 199 – medium green icing
Tip 2 – white icing
Tip 18 – light magenta icing
Tip 8 – spatula stripe bag with light purple icing; fill with dark blue icing
Decorate cake. Using spatula and light green icing, roughly ice cake, leaving spatula marks on sides and top of cake.
Using medium green icing with pull-out star technique, pipe cacti in various heights and sizes. Using light magenta icing, pipe star on top of each cacti. Using white icing, pipe pull-out dots to form needles on cacti ridges.
Using striped bag with pull-out dot technique, pipe leafy succulents, starting at outside and working towards center.