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Wild Rose Cake


Frilly wild rose petals turn this plain cake into a very special treat for Mother's Day or any spring party. Learn to pipe perfect petals at a Wilton Method Class on Craftsy. You'll be well on your way to making more beautiful buttercream-iced cakes.
Makes: Cake serves 12.

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Step 1

Make layered cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool two 6 in. cake layers. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Prepare, fill and stack cakes for 2-layer cake, 4 in. high. Place cake on cake circle. Reserve remaining icing.

Step 2

Ice cake. Tint portions of reserved icing light and dark burgundy. Use spatula and light burgundy icing to ice cake smooth.

Step 3

Decorate cake. Starting 1 1/4 in. from edge of cake, use tip 127, cut disposable decorating bag and dark burgundy icing to pipe wild rose petals around top of cake. Pipe second row of petals overlapping petals 1/2 in. and in between first-row petals. Repeat piping petals for third and fourth rows.

Use tip 4, cut disposable decorating bag and light burgundy icing to pipe 3/8 in. high pull-out dots on flower center. Use tip 5, cut disposable decorating bag and light burgundy icing to pipe bead bottom border.

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4 1/2 cups batter Favorite cake recipe or mix

Brown Icing Color

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Burgundy Icing Color

Burgundy Icing Color ((Combine Burgundy with Brown for burgundy shades shown))

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6 in. Round Pan

6 in. Round Pan

Cooling Grid

Cooling Grid

Cake Circles

Cake Circles

food-safe scissors

food-safe scissors

16 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

16 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

Plastic ruler

Plastic ruler

The wild rose is a pretty year-round flower piped about the size of the head of Flower Nail 7. For a more cupped shape, increase the angle you hold the tip.

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

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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