Strong texture meets whisper-soft color on a cake that?s right for Mother?s Day or any occasion. Create the stucco-like texture by pulling your spatula in short strokes over the thickly-iced sides. Use Color Right Performance Color System to tint the gentle purple shade, then stripe your bag to make the variegated flower bouquet.
Prepare cakes. Level, fill and stack cakes on same-size cake circle for a 2-layer cake, 6 in. high. Place cake on turntable.
Use spatula and white icing to ice cake sides smooth, 1/2 in. thick and top with a slightly swirled texture. Use a disposable decorating bag cut with a 3/8 in. opening and purple icing to pipe random lines, about 3 in. long, around cake sides; reserve remaining icing in bag. Use spatula to smooth and blend colors together on cake sides.
Add texture to cake sides.
Place cake on inverted 8 in. cake pan to raise above work surface. Starting on top edge of cake, place edge of spatula slightly below edge of cake and pull downward, making a groove about 1 1/2 in. long. Repeat, making a row of grooves around cake sides. Repeat the design, alternating position of grooves on rows below.
Make accent flowers.
Move cake to cake pedestal. Using a cut decorating bag and purple icing, pipe a mound, about 2 in. high x 3 in. wide. Prepare a decorating bag with tip 2D, stripe with white icing and fill with purple icing. Cover mound with tip 2D swirl drop flowers.
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.
Your cake color options are endless today?just in time to use the Color Right Performance Color System. With Color Right, you can create virtually any shade, including the trendy pewter color used on this gum paste peony cake.
A flower can?t open any wider than this poppy! Maybe it?s shouting about the juicy orange, purple and pink color stripes on the cake below. Use the Poppy Gum Paste Cut-Outs Set to make this lush, ruffled flower.