Big Blue Drop Flower Cake
Easy-to-decorate drop flowers are as dramatic as more complicated flowers when you pipe them with a large tip. Add shimmery sugar pearls to the centers for more sparkle.
Cake serves 12.
Before starting, please read a helpful hint from the Wilton decorator who made this cake.
In advance: Make flowers in royal icing.
Pipe 100 drop flowers with tip 190 and white royal icing on parchment covered cake board. Attach three blue sugar pearls to center of each flower. Let dry.
Bake and cool two-layer, 6 in. high cake. Position on
foil-wrapped cake circle. Ice cake smooth with blue buttercream icing.
Attach flowers to cake sides using dots of icing. Begin at bottom and position about 1/4 in. apart. Stagger rows.
Pipe dots on cake top and sides with tip 3. Position white sugar pearl in each dot.
Attach flowers to cake top with mound of icing.
Made by adding a simple twist motion, swirl drop flowers have petals with a bit more flair and dimension, leading to open-looking Blossoms.
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.