Simple cake decorating ideas, like this Violet Cascade Cake, are great projects for decorators of all skill levels. Decorated with small clusters of lovely violet flowers, this simple cake could be used for a number of occasions, including birthdays, Mother’s Day, bridal showers or friendly get-togethers. Keep in mind that the flowers on this cake design need to be made at least two days in advance, so plan ahead when making this treat for your party.
At least 2 days before decorating cake, make tip 129 light violet royal icing drop flowers with tip 3 dark violet dot centers and tip 24 light violet drop flowers with tip 2 dark violet dot centers on waxed paper-covered cake board (300 flowers were used for this project - make additional in case of breakage). Allow to dry completely.
Bake your favorite 2-layer cake recipe or mix in square pan. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Wrap cake board with foil. Arrange cake on prepared cake board.
Spatula ice cake smooth with buttercream icing. Position flowers in clusters on cake top and sides, using additional buttercream icing if necessary.
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.