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Poinsettia-Decked Mini Cakes


Poinsettias are the flower of the season. Made with Creamy Decorator Icing, then placed on a mini fluted tube cake, they add a festive holiday touch to your sweets table.

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Step 1

Icing Colors Tinted
Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint icing in the following shade:

  • Winter Red: ½ cup white icing + 10R
  • Reserve remaining icing white

Step 2

Tint icing.  Prepare a decorating bag with tip 366 and white icing. Prepare a second decorating bag with tip 2 and red icing.

Step 3

Make poinsettias.  Attach waxed paper square to flower nail with dot of icing. Pipe tip 366 white icing leaves for poinsettia flower petals. Pipe tip 2 red icing dots in center of flower. Remove flower on waxed paper from flower nail. Repeat to make 11 more poinsettias. Let flowers air dry overnight.

Step 4

Bake and cool chocolate cakes.

Step 5

Decorate cakes.  Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar from strainer over cakes. Prepare a decorating bag with tip 18 and white icing; pipe swirl in center of cake. 

Carefully remove poinsettia from waxed paper; attach to cake. 

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Ingredients

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Easy Chocolate Cake (3 cups batter needed for 12 treats)

Confectioners’ Sugar

Confectioners’ Sugar

6 in. waxed paper square

6 in. waxed paper square

Tea Strainer

Tea Strainer

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The classic Christmas Poinsettia may be piped in white, pink or red. It's one of the more shallow flowers piped in the lily nail. Don't push foil more than halfway into the cup.

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.

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