Every party is better with cake, and this Build Me Up Buttercup Cake is sure to be crowd-pleaser! Large enough to feed about 40 people, this cake is great for big birthday parties, wedding showers or even a work anniversary. You can add a little cake topper to better personalize this cake or just leave it as is! Decorated with rows of dots and stars, this Build Me Up Buttercup Cake won’t let you down or mess you around!
Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool two cake layers. Level, fill and stack for 4 in. high cake.
Tint icing. Tint icing yellow. Ice cake smooth.
Decorate cake. Prepare two decorating bags separately with tips 127D and 1G. Fill both bags with remaining yellow icing.
Starting at outer edge of cake with wide end of tip toward outside of cake, pipe row of dots using tip 127D. Continue around entire top edge of cake. Repeat with second row, piping dots about half way down, and in between, dots from first row. Repeat once more for three rows of dots.
Using tip 1G, pipe circle of stars at base of third row of 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.
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.