In advance, ice 10 vanilla wafers smooth with light Kelly green icing. Use tip 233 and white icing to pipe Shaggy Mums on vanilla wafers; make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.
Bake and cool 2-layer cake. Use spatula and light Kelly Green icing to ice 8 x 4 in. cake smooth. Attach Shaggy Mums to cake top with icing. Use tip 18 and white icing to pipe shell bottom border. Use tip 18 and white icing to pipe rosette bottom border on top of shell border. Use tip 3 and white icing to pipe larger dots on top sides of cake; add smaller dots, gradually tapering in size halfway down side.
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.
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.