Flowers are just the right addition to any celebration. Especially our Dancing Daisy. What a bright and cheerful dessert decorated in pastel full bloom.
Great for birthdays, showers, club nights and impromptu gatherings.
Prepare Icing We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.
Make 3 cups buttercream icing: Tint 2 1/4 cups rose (thin 1 1/4 cups with 4 teaspoons light corn syrup)
Tint 1/4 cup Violet/Rose combination
Tint 1/2 cup Lemon Yellow/Golden Yellow combination
Decorate in Order
Use thinned rose icing and spatula to ice sides of cake smooth.
Use tip 5 and rose/violet combination icing to outline petals.
Use tip 16 and rose icing to fill in petals with outlines.
Use tip 16 and lemon yellow/golden yellow combination icing to pipe rosettes in center of flower.
Baking Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F or temperature per recipe directions. Your cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of pan using a pastry brush and solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil). Spread the shortening so that all indentations are covered. Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons flour inside pan and shake so that flour covers all greased surfaces.
Turn pan upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking. (You can use vegetable oil pan spray or vegetable oil pan spray with flour, in place of solid shortening and flour or use Wilton Cake Release, for perfect, crumb-free cakes!).
Make one 2-layer cake mix according to package or recipe directions. Pour the cake batter into pan, and if necessary, spread the batter around with a spatula to fill all areas of the pan evenly. Be careful not to touch sides or bottom of pan.
Bake cake on middle rack of 350°F oven for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.
Remove cake from oven and cool on cake rack for 10 minutes. While the cake is still in the pan, carefully slice off the raised center portion of the cake. This allows the cake to sit more level and helps prevent cracking.
To remove cake from pan, place cooling rack against cake and turn both cake rack and pan over. Lift pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake.
To transfer cake to serving board, hold a cake board against cake and turn both cake and rack over. Lift off rack. Hold another board against bottom of cake and turn cake over. Be sure to hold cake, rack and board close together while turning to prevent cake from cracking.
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.
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I made this cake for my mother's birthday and decorated each petal different colors for each of her six kids and the center for her. The cake was a hit with her and my siblings.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 4 out of
This a pretty easy cake to make and comes out pretty nice in the end. Only problem is if you want to personalize it for a birthday party or something it can be difficult.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of
Loved this cake. The best part is that it can fit with ay occasion. Everyone couldnt say enough great things about my decorating!