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Bake and cool cake. Position on foil-wrapped cake board cut to fit.
Make buttercream icing. Tint a portion red.
Ice sides smooth with white buttercream icing. Lightly ice top of cake with white buttercream.
Mark 2 3/4 in. from left and right sides of cake. Center maple leaf pattern, and mark pattern with a toothpick.
Use tip 16 to pipe stars in white and red buttercream icing on top of cake.
Use tip 21 and white buttercream icing to pipe shell border on bottom.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations, making the star fill-in technique a perfect option for a beginner’s project.