Item# WLPROJ-8693

Beautiful Buttercream Dahlia Cake

Item# WLPROJ-8693

Beautiful Buttercream Dahlia Cake

Item No. WLPROJ-8693
Amount
24 Servings

A simple arrangement of piped buttercream dahlias turns this Buttercream Dahlia Cake into something truly beautiful. Perfect for a Sunday brunch, a Mother's Day celebration or a bridal shower, this cake features simple decorations and a subtle touch of feminine flowers to help add to the wow factor. Specialty decorating tip 81 helps give these dahlias their distinct look and makes the flowers look like they're actually blooming on the cake!

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    How to Pipe a Buttercream Dahlia Flower
    Buttercream Dahlia Flower

    Dahlia flowers are a wonderful addition to cakes and cupcakes, and they?re beautiful in almost any color. Use specialty decorating tip 81 to create stand-up petals that make it look like your flower is blooming.

    Holly Leaf
    Holly Leaf

    Holly leaves build on the basic leaf technique. Use a decorator brush to pull out the tiny points that give them their festive shape.

    How to Ice a Gingerbread House Roof with a Spatula
    How to Ice a Gingerbread House Roof with a Spatula

    There's no need to have a plain gingerbread house roof if you have a spatula on hand. Many different textures can be created by using a spatula to make a look of fallen snow, shingles and stucco.

    Outline and Fill-in Windows and Doors
    Outline and Fill-in Windows and Doors

    Hold bag at a 45? angle and touch tip to the surface. Squeeze at starting point so that icing sticks to surface. Now raise tip slightly, and as you squeeze, guide tip slightly above surface. To end outline, stop squeezing, touch tip to surface and pull tip away. After outline, fill in using a zigzag motion to fill area. Pat smooth using finger dipped in cornstarch.

    How to Pipe a Zig Zag
    How to Pipe a Zig Zag

    The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake?they look great!

    How to Pipe an Outline
    How to Pipe an Outline

    Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

    How to Pipe Dots
    How to Pipe Dots

    Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.

    How to Pipe Zig Zag Garland
    How to Pipe Zig Zag Garland

    Striking drama and great dimension can be added to gingerbread with the creative touches of zigzags. Just a simple back and forth motion can form beautiful drifts of snow on roofs, eaves, windowsills, and borders for doors.

    Outline Windows
    Outline Windows

    An architectural flair and welcoming appeal can be achieved by adding artistic windowpanes to a gingerbread house. Beautiful small paned windows, front bay windows and even cathedral windows can be made in a few easy steps.

    How to Pipe Beads
    How to Pipe Beads

    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.

    How to Pipe Icicles on a Gingerbread House
    How to Pipe Icicles on a Gingerbread House

    Icicles capture the magical moment of snow falling and gracefully trailing down a winter cottage. Add this magical look effect to roof edges, windowsills and trees.

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