Topped with a crown of buttercream flowers, this any occasion cake can be used for birthdays, anniversaries, showers and so much more. Use a variety of drop flower tips and star tips to create a colorful ring of buttercream decorations that will make your cake shine! You can see this cake and many more in the How to Pipe Simple Icing Flowers kit, filled with lots of tutorials, inspiration and even a few must-have tools to make your treats blossom.
Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool two cake layers. Level, fill and stack cake layers. Ice cake smooth, using tip of spatula to make diagonal marks on sides of cake and swirl on top of cake.
Tint icing. Combine Teal, Kelly Green and Royal Blue icing colors to get dark turquoise color shown. Combine Teal and Sky Blue icing colors to get medium blue color shown. Combine Rose and Sky Blue icing colors to get medium and dark magenta colors shown. Combine Orange and Rose icing colors to get medium and dark coral colors shown. Using Kelly Green icing color, tint ½ cup icing light green. Tint ½ cup icing each dark turquoise, medium turquoise, medium magenta, dark magenta, medium coral and dark coral using color combinations provided.
Prepare decorating bags. Prepare decorating bags as follows:
Tip 225 – dark turquoise icing
Tip 8 – medium turquoise icing
Tip 18 – green icing
Tip 1B – medium magenta icing
Tip 2C – dark magenta icing
Tip 1G – medium coral icing
Tip 2F – dark coral icing
Decorate cake. Pipe drop flowers, swirl drop flowers, dots, rosettes and stars around top edge of cake, alternating between all decorating bags.
Learn how to pipe beautiful rosettes, big and small, to add charming floral accents. Rosettes are a great way to create quick decorations. Different tips create different “petal” effects. Rosettes can be used to add a simple floral accent to a dessert or to cover a cake or cupcake.
Pipe flowers with a simple straight up motion. Used sparingly, star drop flowers make delicate accents (especially those made with smaller tips) and are also great fill-in decorations. Using different tips will create different flower effects. Tip 1B is perfect for making hydrangeas, whereas tip 225 creates delicate 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.
One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.