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In advance: Make flowers on waxed paper squares using royal icing.
Make approximately 30 tip 59 violets in dark violet with tip 1 dot centers in buttercup yellow.
Make approximately 40 tip 102 apple blossoms in light violet with tip 2 dot centers in buttercup yellow.
Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry in small flower formers.
Ice 2-layer cake smooth in buttercream. Pipe tip 21 shell bottom border. Attach flowers; add tip 352 leaves.
Pipe tip 3 dots on top and sides of cake. Position on stand.
*Note: Combine Violet with a little Rose to make dark and light violet shades shown.
The Violet is an ideal ?filler? flower. Use it to give an abundant look to all kinds of floral cakes. It looks beautiful in white and yellow as well as violet.
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.