Looking for a quick and easy cake to make for a book club meeting or party? This Easy Fluted Tube Cake is the perfect solution. Decorated with simple dots and stars, this cake is easy to customize and perfect for any occasion or celebration. You can see this cake and many more in the How to Decorate Cakes & Desserts kit, filled with lots of tutorials, inspiration and even a few must-have tools for cake decorating.
Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool in fluted tube pan.
Prepare icing. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe instructions.
Decorate cake. Prepare decorating bag with coupler and buttercream icing. Using tip 5, pipe vertical rows of dots on narrow sections of cake. Using tip 16, pipe random rows of stars on wide sections of cake.
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.
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.