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Floral Basketweave Cake


Lovely blooms in soft shades of green sit prettily atop a cake decorated using the basketweave icing technique. Serve this cake for Mother?s Day or any spring or summertime celebration. Learn how to pipe a basketweave and other great decorating techniques by signing up for The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 2.
Makes: 12 Servings
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Step 1

Make one lily 2 days in advance. Prepare royal icing following recipe directions. Tint portions yellow and three shades of green. Prepare lily nail. Use tip 366, cut disposable decorating bag and light green icing to pipe six petals, pulling out from center, in foil-lined lily nail. Use tip 14, cut disposable decorating bag and dark green icing to pipe star in center. Use damp brush to brush icing up petals. Insert trimmed brown stamens in center. Let dry overnight.

Step 2

Make one rose 2 days in advance. Use tip 12 (for base), 104 (for petals), cut disposable decorating bag and light green icing to pipe a rose on icing flower square-covered flower nail prepared with rose template. Let dry overnight.

Step 3

Make one pansy 2 days in advance. Use tip 104, cut disposable decorating bags and light and medium green icing to pipe pansy on icing flower square-covered flower nail. Use tip 1, cut disposable decorating bag and yellow icing to pipe center loop on pansy. Let dry overnight on wave flower former.

Step 4

Make two rosebuds and one half rose 2 days in advance. Use tip 104, cut disposable decorating bags and light and dark green icing to pipe rosebuds and half rose on parchment paper-covered cake board. Let dry overnight.

Step 5

Make two apple blossoms 2 days in advance. Use tip 101, cut disposable decorating bags and dark green icing to pipe petals on icing flower square-covered flower nail. Use tip 1, cut disposable decorating bag and yellow icing to pipe dot centers. Let dry overnight.

Step 6

Make cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cake. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Torte, stack and fill for a 3-layer cake, 5 in. high.

Step 7

Decorate cake. Use spatula and buttercream icing to ice cake smooth. Use cake dividing chart and toothpick to divide cake into 24ths. Use tip 18, cut disposable decorating bag and buttercream icing to pipe basketweave with double lines side by side. Use icing to attach flowers on top edge of cake.

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Meringue Powder

Meringue Powder

Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color ((Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for Green shown)

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Favorite cake recipe or mix

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Foil Wrappers

Foil Wrappers

food-safe scissors

food-safe scissors

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

Cake Board

Cake Board

6 in. x 2 in. Round Pan

6 in. x 2 in. Round Pan

Toothpick

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Finish your petit fours or cupcakes with one pretty rosebud. Made in buttercream, this flat flower can be piped directly on the cake in your favorite colors. Or make them ahead using royal icing. On cakes, use the rosebud as an accent or in floral spray bouquet.

The Half Rose is really a rosebud with two side petals. You can also give your half roses a fuller look by adding two or three more side petals.

The Lily looks best when petals are more pointed. If petals split while piping, slightly widen tip with a thin spatula. Or, add a teaspoon of piping gel to 1 cup stiff royal icing.

The vibrant pansy features petals in complementary colors and a distinctive loop center. Pansies can be found in a wide variety of colors, including all yellow or all dark blue, white or purple petals with yellow centers.

This technique turns any treat into beautiful baskets. Perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, bridal or any Spring and summertime theme. This technique creates a two-dimensional woven-look design. Use for baskets, fences, or to completely cover the side of a cake.

The star tip creates the most popular, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Use for borders, details such as buttons and facial features, flower centers, filling in cakes baked in shaped pans.

This 5-petal springtime flower, most commonly seen in white or soft pink, is virtually the same petal shape as the wild rose, but uses a smaller tip creating a petite flower. The dot stamen are typically positioned like the holes in a 5-hole button. Dry them on flower formers for a more natural look.

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