Basketweave Heights and Roses Cake
A vision in pinks, magnificent Wilton Roses sit prettily atop a 5 in. high, basketweave cake. Generous leaves are tucked in to bring attention to glorious roses.
Bake two 2 1/2 in. high layers for a 5 in. high cake; cool. Position on foil-wrapped cake board. Ice cake smooth with light rose icing.
Pipe basketweave using tips 6 and 47 and light rose icing.
Pipe 10 Wilton Roses using tip 127 and light rose icing. Place on cake using flower lifter.
Pipe leaves using tip 366 and light green icing.
Pipe rope border using tip 18 and light rose icing.
A wonderful technique for finishing your piped baskets with pretty edging and handles. Excellent too for western or nautical theme cakes. You can make a great looking rope with round or star tips.
Create this magnificent rose - the most popular icing flower of them all. With practice, your roses will have the just-picked look of real fresh garden roses!
Make a simple, versatile leaf to add realistic details to flowers. Leaf tips can also be used to make simple flowers, such as sunflowers.
This technique turns any treat into beautiful baskets. Perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, bridal or any Spring and summertime theme. This technique creates a two-dimensional woven-look design. Use for baskets, fences, or to completely cover the side of a cake.