With this cake, springtime lasts all year long! A bouquet of exquisite
lilies is framed by basketweave and an apple blossom border on a design that
features techniques from our Flowers and Cake Design Course.
Makes:Cake serves 20 for parties, 32 for weddings.
In advance: Make flowers using royal icing. Make 7-10 tip 366 lilies with tip 14 star centers using large lily nail. Insert stamens. Make 50-60 tip 101 apple blossoms with tip 1 dot centers. Let all dry overnight.
Bake and cool 2-layer diamond cake. Ice smooth in buttercream. Using toothpick, mark a diagonal line halfway down each side. Cover below line with tip 16 basketweave. Pipe tip 16 reverse shell bottom border. Attach apple blossoms at top edge of basketweave with dots of icing. Pipe a tip 12 mound of icing on cake top. Position lilies.
This technique turns any treat into beautiful baskets. Perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, bridal or any Spring and summertime theme. This technique creates a two-dimensional woven-look design. Use for baskets, fences, or to completely cover the side of a cake.
This 5-petal springtime flower, most commonly seen in white or soft pink, is virtually the
same petal shape as the wild rose, but uses a smaller tip creating a petite flower. The
dot stamen are typically positioned like the holes in a 5-hole button. Dry them on flower
formers for a more natural look.