Plush Orange Ribbon Cake
A luxurious ribbon of icing in a cool shade of orange gives this layer cake a soft and tempting appeal. Decorating is done in a snap, with vertical zigzags creating the ribbon effect around the entire cake.
Prepare batter following recipe directions. Tint batter orange. Bake and cool four 6 in. cake layers. Use cake leveler to
to 1 1/2 in. high.
Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use spatula and white icing to
fill and stack cakes
for a 4-layer cake. Tint remaining icing orange.
Decorate cakes. Use spatula and orange icing to ice cake sides smooth and top in a swirl. Use tip 127 and orange icing in a cut decorating bag to pipe zigzags covering sides of cake.
The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!