Icing Colors Tinted Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint icing in the following shade:
Winter Red: ½ cup white icing + 10R
Reserve remaining icing white
Tint icing. Prepare a decorating bag with tip 366 and white icing. Prepare a second decorating bag with tip 2 and red icing.
Make poinsettias. Attach waxed paper square to flower nail with dot of icing. Pipe tip 366 white icing leaves for poinsettia flower petals. Pipe tip 2 red icing dots in center of flower. Remove flower on waxed paper from flower nail. Repeat to make 11 more poinsettias. Let flowers air dry overnight.
Bake and cool chocolate cakes.
Decorate cakes. Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar from strainer over cakes. Prepare a decorating bag with tip 18 and white icing; pipe swirl in center of cake.
Carefully remove poinsettia from waxed paper; attach to cake.
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.