Make your cake come to life with amazing buttercream flowers with this Shades of Green Floral Cake. Using a variety of tips and piping techniques, you can turn a simple iced cake into an edible work of art. 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.
Tint icing. Combine Juniper Green and Royal Blue icing colors to get dark spruce color shown. Combine Juniper Green and a touch of Royal Blue icing colors to get jade green color shown. Combine Royal Blue and Juniper Green icing colors to get dark pine green color shown. Combine Moss Green, Sky Blue and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get sea green color shown. Combine Moss Green and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get olive color shown. Combine Leaf Green and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get bright green color shown. Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow icing colors to get medium yellow color shown. Tint ½ cup vanilla decorator icing each dark spruce, pine green, sea green, olive green, bright green and medium yellow using color combinations provided.
Prepare decorating bags. Prepare 2 bags with couplers. Fill one with yellow icing and tip 104, one with jade icing and tip 8. Prepare 5 decorating bags separately with tips 1G, 352, 1B, 18 and 2F. Fill bags as follows:
1G – spatula stripe with jade and yellow icing
352 – spruce green icing
1B – spruce green icing
18 – spatula stripe with bright green and olive green icing
2F – spatula stripe with bright green and pine green icing
Pipe flowers. Using various tips and bags, pipe star drop flowers, swirl drop flowers, rosettes, leaf tip flowers and round tip flowers on waxed paper-covered squares; transfer to cake board. Freeze until set, about 30 minutes.
Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool two cake layers. Using creamy decorator icing, fill and stack for 5 in. high cake.
Decorate cake. Arrange flowers on cake, starting at top and moving down in a diagonal line down front of cake. Fill in with additional tip 18 drop flowers and leaves.
Pipe flowers with a simple straight up motion. Used sparingly, star drop flowers make delicate accents (especially those made with smaller tips) and are also great fill-in decorations. Using different tips will create different flower effects. Tip 1B is perfect for making hydrangeas, whereas tip 225 creates delicate blossoms.
Learn how to pipe beautiful rosettes, big and small, to add charming floral accents. Rosettes are a great way to create quick decorations. Different tips create different “petal” effects. Rosettes can be used to add a simple floral accent to a dessert or to cover a cake or cupcake.