Delicate-looking stars in four shades of rose buttercream icing create a stunning ombre design on this cake. Learn how to pipe stars and other great decorating techniques by signing up for The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 1.
Make cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Tint rose. Bake and cool two cakes. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint four different shades of rose. (You will need more of the lightest shade of rose for icing and decorating.) Torte, stack and fill for a four 1 in. layer, 5 in. high cake.
Ice cake. Use spatulas and lightest rose icing to ice cake smooth.
Decorate cake. Use tip 2D, cut disposable decorating bag and dark rose icing to pipe two rows of stars at bottom of cake. Continue piping star rows using tip 2D and tinted icing from the next darkest through lightest rose icing, bringing the last color over to cover the cake top.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.