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Fall Flowers Buttercream Cake


Create a fabulous (and edible!) fall flower arrangement with this Fall Flowers Buttercream Cake. Decorated with a variety of rosettes and stars, this fall cake features bold icing colors in fun, textured designs. A beautiful cake for a fall wedding shower or birthday party, this cake is simple enough for beginners and is a great way to show off your piping skills!
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool two 6 in. cake layers.

Step 2

Make icing. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe instructions.

Level, fill and stack layers for 4 in. high cake. Lightly spatula ice cake smooth using prepared buttercream icing.

Step 3

Tint icing. Divide vanilla decorator icing into 5 equal portions. Tint one portion each burnt orange, light teal, dark teal, brick red and yellow following color combinations provided. Combine Orange, touch of Lemon Yellow and touch of Brown icing colors to get burnt orange color shown. Combine Teal, Kelly Green and touch of Black icing colors to get light and dark teal colors shown. Combine Red-Red, Lemon Yellow, touch of Christmas Red and touch of Black icing colors to get brick red color shown. Combine Lemon Yellow, Golden Yellow and touch of Black icing colors to get yellow color shown.

Step 4

Prepare decorating bags. Prepare bags with tips and icing as follows:

  • Tip 1M and dark teal icing
  • Tip 104 and light teal icing
  • Tip 4B and brick red icing
  • Tip 2F and yellow icing
  • Tip 32 and spatula striped with burnt orange and yellow icing
Step 5

Decorate cake. Starting with tips 1M and 4B, pipe rosettes randomly on cake.

Using all tips, fill in gaps with stars and rosettes.

Using tip 104, pipe loose zig-zags.

Continue until cake is covered.

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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.

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.

The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!

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