Celebrate any mini occasion, from a work milestone to a happy un-birthday celebration, with this Merry Mint Rosette Cake. A great decorating project for beginners, this small cake features piped rosettes and swipes of mint icing, making it the perfect spring or summertime treat. You can see this cake and many more in the How to Pipe Simple Icing Flowers kit, filled with lots of tutorials, inspiration and even a few must-have tools to make your treats blossom.
Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool two cake layers. Level, fill and stack for 4 in. high cake.
Tint icing. Tint 1½ cups icing mint green using color combination provided. Combine Kelly Green and a touch of Lemon Yellow icing colors to get mint green color shown.
Decorate cake. Spatula ice cake smooth using white icing. Using 9 in. angled spatula, apply ribbon of mint green icing around bottom of cake, about 1 in. high. Using 13 in. spatula, swipe cake smooth, slightly blending mint green and white icing.
Prepare two decorating bags separately with tips 1G and 2C. Fill both bags with remaining mint green icing.
Pipe large 1G rosette on top edge of cake. Pipe two 2C rosettes on either side of large rosette, reducing size and pressure.
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.