Just Peachy Keen Celebration Cake
Your guests will be tickled ?peach? when you serve this sweet-looking cake! The top of the cake is decorated in overlapping piped leaves, which gives it a fun look perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or Mother?s Day.
Cake serves 12.
Make cake one day in advance. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cake. Cake is two-layers, 4 in. high. Place on a foil wrapped cake circle.
Ice cake. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint peach. Use spatula and icing to Use spatula to ice cake smooth.
Decorate cake. Use tip 352 and icing to pipe leaves around the top outer edge of cake. Continue piping leaves, overlapping leaves in a spiral direction to cover the top of cake completely.
Use tip 3 and icing to pipe dots 1 1/4 in. apart on side of cake. Immediately position pink Sugar Pearls.
Use tip 3 and icing to pipe bead bottom border.
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.
The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts
and figure piping.
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.