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Quiet Violets Cake


Experienced decorators always keep an assortment of dried royal icing flowers on hand. Then when they need a dessert in a hurry, it?s super easy to create a cake like this!
Makes: Cake serves 24.
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Step 1

In advance: Make flowers on waxed paper squares using royal icing.

Step 2

Make approximately 30 tip 59 violets in dark violet with tip 1 dot centers in buttercup yellow.

Step 3

Make approximately 40 tip 102 apple blossoms in light violet with tip 2 dot centers in buttercup yellow.

Step 4

Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry in small flower formers.

Step 5

Ice 2-layer cake smooth in buttercream. Pipe tip 21 shell bottom border. Attach flowers; add tip 352 leaves.

Step 6

Pipe tip 3 dots on top and sides of cake. Position on stand.

*Note: Combine Violet with a little Rose to make dark and light violet shades shown.

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9 x 2 in. Round Pan

9 x 2 in. Round Pan

Cake Boards

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Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

The Violet is an ideal ?filler? flower. Use it to give an abundant look to all kinds of floral cakes. It looks beautiful in white and yellow as well as violet.

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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Quiet Violets Cake is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think this cake looks simple, but yet looks better than your average cake. The flowers add so much. Follow the wilton instructions of how to make these flowers. They are one of the easiest flowers to make. I would say a beginner could make this cake. You could use it for almost any event, birthday, anniversary. Add gel color to get teh color you are looking for. The different hues of purple look the best with these flowers. You could even place some on top. Attach flowers with buttercream or royal icing. I definately recommend this beautiful cake, especially if you are learning and wanting to start with flowers or go beyond you basic cake. This is a perfect place to start. I just love these flowers!
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was a little intimidated by the royal icing flowers at first, but once I started it was all very easy. I found that using the warm spatula in conjunction with a small 3" foam roller (unused for anything else) to be the easiest methods for getting the buttercream sides and top of the cake very smooth. I made the flowers in advance one evening and it was all straightforward. Most cake ideas that use royal icing tell you to make extra to allow for breakage (royal icing = delicate). I found that I could use any little broken pieces of the flowers behind others or underneath a well placed leaf and it all looked very natural and there was no waste. It was the very first "decorated" cake I made from Wilton's site and it turned out absolutely exquisitely. My friends and family raved about it for days afterwards. Nobody really wanted to cut the cake saying that it was "too beautiful to cut into".
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was asked to make a cake for a friend's memorial service and I wanted something beautiful yet understated and this cake filled the bill. It was easy enough for me to make in the limited time I had but looked 100 times better than any store-bought cake. The best part is that the flowers can be made several days in advance.
Date published: 2011-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is such an elegant yet easy cake to make. I made between 50 and 60 violets ahead of time and let them dry in the small flower formers and they came out beautifully. Definetly going to make again! BUT make extras for breakage. I also made the yellow dots last, just to save time on the decoration of the cake.
Date published: 2011-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple yet elegant. By making the royal icing violets ahead of time, you can put this cake together with relative ease. The basic design is flexible enough for most celebrations -just change up the flowers and/or colours as needed. If you are just starting to decorate, this is definitely one to try.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake is very easy an super elegant for any wedding anniversary. If you want a second tier, like me, I recommend add a primerose bouquet on top of each tier. The royal icing its the best way to decorated elegant cakes.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had a fun time with this cake. The simple design makes it look so elligant. Just make sure to make extra flowers to allow for breakage. You can always save extra flowers. Fun cake to do and everyone will love it.
Date published: 2011-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I used this idea on a 3 tiered wedding cake . But I used the contured cake pans and covered it with fondant . used the royal icing flowers around each layer. it was simple but very pretty!
Date published: 2010-12-08
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