Celebrate your little one turning three years old with this Number 3 Birthday Cake! Made using the Letters and Numbers Cake Pan Set, this birthday cake can actually be formed to be any number 0 through 9 (or letters A through Z, if you prefer!). Top your number of choice with rosettes, stars and drop flowers in bright and bold icing colors for a striking dessert that’s the perfect finishing touch to your celebration!
Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Prepare pan to desired shape according to package instructions. Bake and cool cake.
Level cake; ice sides of cake smooth with white icing.
Tint icing. Tint ½ cup icing each dark orange and dark teal using color combinations provided. Combine Orange and a touch of Rose icing colors to get dark orange color shown. Combine Teal and Kelly Green icing colors to get dark teal color shown.
Tint 1 cup icing each yellow, light orange, dark blue, and dark pink using color combinations provided. Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow icing colors to get yellow color shown. Combine Orange and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get light orange color shown. Combine Royal Blue and Violet icing colors to get dark blue color shown. Combine Rose and a touch of Brown icing colors to get dark pink color shown.
Using Rose icing color, tint ½ cup icing pink.
Decorate cake. Prepare decorating bags with the following tips and icing:
Tip 2C – yellow icing
Tip 2D – dark orange icing
Tip 18 – pink icing
Tip 4B – dark blue icing
Tip 32 – dark teal icing
Tip 1M – dark pink icing
Tip 1B – light orange icing
Pipe rosettes, stars and drop flowers to cover top of cake.
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.
Pipe flowers with a simple straight up motion. Used sparingly, star drop flowers make delicate accents (especially those made with smaller tips) and are also great fill-in decorations. Using different tips will create different flower effects. Tip 1B is perfect for making hydrangeas, whereas tip 225 creates delicate blossoms.