Bright and vibrant, this Color Me Chartreuse Cake is great for spring and summer celebrations. Top this cake with a personalized Happy Birthday or Happy Easter cake topper, or leave it as is for a dessert that’s sure to catch everyone’s eye! 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. Trim each layer to 1½ in. high. Fill and lightly ice for 3 in. high cake.
Tint icing. Combine Lemon Yellow and touch of Moss Green icing colors to get light and medium chartreuse colors shown. Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow icing colors to get bright yellow color shown. Tint 1½ cups icing each light and medium chartreuse using color combinations provided. Tint ½ cup icing bright yellow using color combination provided.
Decorate Cake. Prepare decorating bag with tip 1B; fill with medium chartreuse icing. Prepare another decorating bag with tip 2C; fill with light chartreuse icing. Prepare third decorating bag with tip 3; fill with bright yellow icing.
Alternating between 1B and 2C tips, pipe stars to cover cake. Use round tip 3 to pipe flower centers.
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.
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.