Aster Zoom


The aster is such a popular flower, due to its textured sunburst of petals that point almost straight up. Great for Mother?s Day or shower cakes. They can be made ahead of time using Royal Icing or piped directly on your cake using Buttercream Icing.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1
Step 1

Using tip 7, pipe a mound of icing for base, approximately 3/4" diameter.

Step 2
Step 2

Position the tip with the flattened, larger point on the top, pipe a row of short, pointed petals, about 3/8" long, around base using tip 74 with bag at 45° at 3:00 (9:00). 1/8 inch above nail surface. Pipe a second row with petals shorter and points placed between those in first row. Repeat for third row, with still shorter petals.

Step 3
Step 3

With tip slightly above flower, fill in center with shorter petals almost straight up.

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Aster is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 47.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I chose to make this design right around Mothers Day. It is very simple to accomplish, but has a very fancy and beautiful look. Got several compliments.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I decorated cupcakes for a friend's daughter. She had a girl's rock theme and wanted cupcakes to represent a rock star's hair. I used a pink marshmallow fluff icing because the b-day girl did not like buttercream icing. The icing fell slightly more than if directions were followed but the cupcakes turned out great.
Date published: 2011-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I enjoyed making this flower with royal icing. I used this flower on a cake for my sister's anniversary which was in November. She really liked the flowers in the fall colors. Just follow the directions on the royal icing to get the right stiffness to the icing. They don't have to be perfect because when you bunch them together and add the leaves they really look great!
Date published: 2010-12-09
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