This elegant Ring Around the Rosette Cake is great for birthdays, showers and more. Simply ice your cake with white icing, then create a ring of rosettes using two popular cake decorating tips. Use this pretty coral icing, or mix and match your icing colors to best suit your occasion. You can see this cake and many more in the How to Decorate Cakes & Desserts kit, filled with lots of tutorials, inspiration and even a few must-have tools for cake decorating.
Bake cakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake three cake layers. Level one layer to 1 in. tall. Level, fill and stack layers for 5 in. high cake. Using creamy icing, crumbcoat cake, then chill 15 minutes.
Using creamy icing, heavily ice cake, using spatula to make diagonal markings on side of cake. Spatula ice spiral on top of cake.
Tint icing. Combine Orange and Christmas Red icing colors to get light-light orange, light orange, medium orange, light coral and medium coral icing colors shown. Using color combinations provided and white decorator icing, tint ¾ cup icing light-light orange, 1 cup light orange, ¼ cup medium orange, ¾ cup light coral and ¼ cup medium coral.
Prepare decorating bags. Prepare bags with tips and icing as follows:
Tip 1M: light orange icing
Tip 32: spatula stripe bag with medium orange and fill with light-light orange icing
Tip 2D: spatula stripe bag with medium coral and fill with light coral icing
Decorate cake. Lightly mark top of cake into fifths. Using 1M tip, pipe rosette on each mark. Pipe and fill around rosettes with additional rosettes, alternating between remaining prepared bags.
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.