Blooming Number 1 Cake


Whether it’s a first birthday or a one-year anniversary, this Blooming Number 1 Cake is a great way to celebrate your big day. Made using a shaped cake pan, then decorated with various rosettes, mums and stars, this cake is a sure to be a party-pleaser. Have fun mixing and matching icing colors to create a design that best suits your occasion.
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Bake cake. Prepare cake mix following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cake in number pan. Level cake to top of pan.

Step 2

Tint icing. Using Pink icing color, tint 2 cups icing light pink. Using Creamy Peach icing color, tint ¾ cup icing peach. Tint ¾ cup icing medium purple, medium peach, dark purple, light purple and medium blue using color combinations provided. Combine Pink and Royal Blue icing colors to get medium purple shown. Combine Creamy Peach and Pink icing colors to get medium peach color shown. Combine Violet and Royal Blue icing colors to get dark purple color shown. Combine Violet and Pink icing colors to get light purple color shown. Combine Royal Blue and Violet icing colors to get medium blue color shown. Reserve remaining icing white.

Step 3

Ice cake. Using light pink icing and spatula, ice top and sides of cake smooth.

Step 4

Decorate cake. Prepare decorating bags with tips and icing, as outlined below:

  • Tip 2D with light and dark purple icing
  • Tip 2D with peach icing
  • Tip 2D with light purple and peach icing
  • Tip 1M with peach and medium peach icing
  • Tip 1M with light purple and dark purple icing
  • Tip 1M with light purple and medium peach icing
  • Tip 21 with medium blue icing
  • Tip 21 with light purple icing
  • Tip 21 with peach icing
  • Tip 21 with medium blue, light purple and peach icing
  • Tip 81 with light purple icing
  • Tip 12 with light purple icing
  • Tip 104 with peach icing

Pipe stars, mums and rosettes, covering top of cake.

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