Colorful decorations and large succulents abound in this Pretty Pastels and Succulents Cake. Decorated using various shades of blue, green and pink icings, this cake features several decorating techniques for a striking design that will suit any celebration. Add green buttercream succulents along the top and bottom edge of your cake for added style and pizazz!
Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool three cake layers. Level, fill and stack for 6 in. high cake. Using white icing, ice cake smooth. Let crust.
Tint icing. Tint 3 cups vanilla decorator icing dark green using color combination provided. Combine Kelly Green and Black icing colors to get dark green color shown.
Cut waxed paper into squares, seven 2 in. squares and three 3 in. squares.
Pipe Desert Rose Flower. Prepare decorating bag with coupler and dark green icing. Using tip 12, pipe mound on large flower nail prepared with 3 in. waxed paper square, about 3/8 in. high. Reserve icing in bag for later step.
Prepare additional decorating bag with tip 123 and dark green icing. Using Desert Rose Flower technique, pipe 2 to 3 succulents. Freeze, at least 2 hours.
Pipe stacked petal succulents. Using bag with dark green icing and coupler, switch to tip 61. Using Stacked Petals technique, pipe 5 to 7 succulents on small flower nail with 2 in. waxed paper squares. Freeze, at least 2 hours. Reserve remaining dark green icing in bag for later step.
Tint icing. Using Decorator Smart Decorator Icing, tint ¼ cup icing each teal, medium green and medium blue using color combinations provided. Combine Royal Blue and Black icing colors to get medium blue color shown. Combine Teal and Black icing colors to get teal color shown. Combine Moss Green and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get medium green color shown. Using Burgundy icing color, tint ¼ cup icing light pink and ½ cup icing bright pink.
Paint cake. Using spatula, spread teal, medium green, medium blue, light pink and bright pink randomly around and on top of cake. Let crust. Reserve remaining bright pink icing for later step.
Pipe dots. Using Black icing color and decorating brush, paint dots on cake.
Prepare decorating bag with tip 2 and remaining bright pink icing. Pipe pink dots on cake.
Pipe borders. Using bag with dark green icing and coupler, switch to tip 12. Pipe small icing mound on bottom of cake. Position ranunculus succulent. Repeat on top of cake. Position stacked petal succulents on bottom and top of cake, using icing to attach if needed.
Switch to tip 352. Pipe circle of pull-out leaves on either side of ranunculus. Fill in circle. Repeat as desired on top and bottom border.
Switch to tip 32. Pipe cacti on top and bottom border using pull-out star technique.
Switch to tip 16. Fill in any remaining space on top and bottom border with small pull-out stars and stars.
Switch to tip 2. Pipe small dots to form vines.
Switch to tip 352. Fill in any remaining space on top and bottom borders with leaves.
Learn how to use the decorating tips in your collection to create amazing blooming succulents. Great for tea parties, birthdays, bridal showers and weddings, these stunning mini cakes are a great way to showcase your decorating skills. Mix and match succulent styles and colors to create the edible garden of your dreams!
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.
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.
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.