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Fanciful Carnation Cake


Lifelike, delicate, yet simple to do?royal icing carnations sit beautifully on the top of this molded cake. Highlight the drizzled icing with buttercream icing dots for a spectacular cake that celebrates birthdays and special occasions.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

Before starting, please read a helpful hint from the Wilton decorator who made this cake.

At least two days in advance, pipe 11 white carnations using royal icing and tip 150 for main flower and tip 12 for centers. Make additional to allow for breakage. Let dry. Brush edges with deep pink Color Dust.

Step 2

Bake and cool molded cake. Wrap cake board with foil and position cake on prepared cake board.

Step 3

Gently warm buttercream icing slightly to thin. Pipe icing over top of cake using tip 4. Let set.

Step 4

Pipe dots on iced cake top using tip 2 and white buttercream icing. Attach carnations with dots of icing.

Step 5

Pipe leaves using tip 352 and green buttercream icing.

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A carnation is a welcomed flower in any season! Try it with a striped bag (stripe on narrow tip side) for lovely color variation.

Make a simple, versatile leaf to add realistic details to flowers. Leaf tips can also be used to make simple flowers, such as sunflowers.

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.

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