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Hearts & Flowers Cake


Send a loving birthday greeting with a traditional Hearts and Flowers Cake. Royal icing flowers are made ahead and added at the last minute. (Many decorators keep assorted royal icing flowers on hand for future decorating projects.) Watch our online video.
Makes: Cake serves 20.
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Step 1

At least 2 days before decorating cake, make two sizes of rose and violet royal icing drop flowers using tips 129 and 225 (130 flowers were used for this project - make additional in case of breakage); add tip 3 white dot flower centers. Allow to dry completely.

Step 2

Bake your favorite 2-layer cake recipe or mix in Heart pan.

Step 3

Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

Step 4

Wrap cake board with fanci-foil. Arrange cake on prepared cake board.

Step 5

Spatula ice cake with yellow buttercream icing. Write "Happy Birthday" using tip 3 and buttercream icing, either imprinting message with pattern press into icing first, or writing message freehand.

Step 6

Add top and bottom buttercream star borders; press drop flowers to borders while still soft.

Step 7

Make tip 18 buttercream rosettes on cake top for candle bases; insert candles and press in drop flowers.

Step 8

Fill in tip 352 green leaves around all flowers.

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Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Meringue Powder

Meringue Powder

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Favorite cake recipe (or 2-layer cake mix)

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Cake Board

Cake Board

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Metal Spatula

Metal Spatula

Waxed paper

Waxed paper

Drop flowers are a great way to add flowers quickly. Pipe drop flowers in buttercream directly on your cake, or pipe in royal in advance and place your flowers anywhere. Flowers will be sharper in definition when piped in royal.

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Hearts & Flowers Cake is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this for a wedding shower. The bride was a big fan of fuchsia so I changed the background color to something near fuchsia and then used fuchsia, a middle shade of pink, and white for the drop flowers. I left off the candles and changed the words to "I do." It was bright but beautiful. It was great that I could make all the flowers ahead of time and then just place them on the cake. It made it easy to decorate the day of and yet looked special. The royal flowers last forever so any extras I could just tuck away in case I needed them for something else later. I'd definitely use this idea again.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used all the Wilton methods for this cake. It was easy to do the drop flowers as long as you followed what it said in the book. I learned not to use cream cheese icing for the drop flowers because they melt really easily. You do not have to have it perfect because whenever you are done it will not be noticeable. I had to learn that myself.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My mom loved the cake. I followed all the direction it said to do. It was a easy cake to do since i have just started decorating cakes. Thank you for all your ideas. It turned about BEAUTIFUL. Thanks again.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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