Shimmering Snowflake Tree Cake
A sculpture of dainty royal icing snowflakes adorns this stunning cake creation. Set atop the Scrollwork Cake Stand, this cake makes a fabulous centerpiece for any winter celebration!
Makes: Cake serves 60.
Skill Level: None
Shimmering Snowflake Tree Cake is rated out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by kpserv from I made this cake for my daughter's wedding cake - she had a "Winter Wonderland" theme. The cake was midnight blue and the white snowflakes were beautiful against the blue background. I added silver edible glitter to the sides of the cake to give it a frosted look. The snowflakes were a challenge to lift without breaking. Please use parchment paper rather than wax paper (we didn't know that trick). Also, the stems of the snowflake radiating from the center is very delicate - so make them a little thicker. We used tip 3, but they still broke, so we went back over them to make them thicker. We made plenty of extras to account for breakage. The difficult part was lifting the snowflakes and not break them, other than that, this is a fairly easy cake.
Date published: 2012-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by sltahoemiss from This is an excellent design! Thank you Wilton for providing this idea. I made this cake as a groom's cake for a July 30th wedding. The young man is a skier and the family wanted a "bit of Winter" for him. I did NOT use the #2 tip, instead I used a #3 tip to pipe the snowflakes. They turned out fine and there was less breakage. AND YES, THERE IS BREAKAGE! Make more than the instructions call; you will use them. I also piped royal icing snowflakes on the sides of the tiers. I believe it turned out great. Overall, this decoration is not difficult; it is time consuming. Start you snowflakes at least 4 days ahead of time. Also make your snowflakes on cookies sheets so that you can move them to a safe location to dry. I placed the piping pattern between the cookie sheet and waxed paper; opiped on the waxed paper, pulled the pattern out when full; then moved on to the next cookie sheet. It worked great. Give this cake a try. It is worth the effort.
Date published: 2011-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ozfiz from I ended up scraping the royal icing and making the snowflakes with white almond bark and added sparkles. Make lots of extra snow flakes.
Date published: 2011-05-13