Kick brunch up a notch with this Swirl Drop Flower Cake. Use your favorite cake mix or recipe for the cake, then top your dessert with a sweet confectioners’ sugar glaze. Finally, decorate your cake with lovely swirl drop flowers and stars made using a variety of drop flower decorating tips. You can see this cake and many more in the How to Pipe Simple Icing Flowers kit, filled with lots of tutorials, inspiration and even a few must-have tools to make your treats blossom.
Bake cake. Prepare pan with Cake Release spray. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cake.
Prepare glaze. Combine confectioners’ sugar and milk in small bowl. Mix until smooth. Prepare decorating bag with glaze; cut ½ in. off end of bag. Pipe icing on top of cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Let set, about 30 minutes.
Decorate cake. Prepare four decorating bags with tips 2F, 1B, 1G and 2C. Fill each with vanilla icing. Pipe swirl and star drop flowers on top of cake.
Pipe flowers with a simple straight up motion. Used sparingly, star drop flowers make delicate accents (especially those made with smaller tips) and are also great fill-in decorations. Using different tips will create different flower effects. Tip 1B is perfect for making hydrangeas, whereas tip 225 creates delicate blossoms.