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.
Buttercream icing (medium consistency)
Prepare the decorating bag with desired tip; each tip listed will create a different size and style of leaf. Fill bag 1/2 full with medium consistency buttercream (thin slightly with corn syrup). Squeeze hard to build up the base and, at the same time, lift the tip slightly. The bag is at a 45° angle at 6:00. Lightly touch surface with wide opening parallel to surface.
(Basic Leaf Tip 352 pictured to left)
Relax pressure as you pull the tip toward you, drawing the leaf to a point.
(Large Leaf Tip 366 pictured to left)
Stop squeezing and lift away.
(Veined Leaf Tip 67 pictured to left)