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The Berry Basket Cake

What could look fresher than a berry-topped cake decorated with intertwined basketweave and rope borders? This intricate look will impress every guest, but the technique is easy to master with a little practice.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Bake and cool your favorite 2-layer cake recipe or mix. Place on serving platter or foil-wrapped cake board cut to fit.

Step 2

Ice cake smooth in rose buttercream. Decorate sides of cake with basketweave using tip 18. Add tip 18 top and bottom rope borders.

Step 3

Just before serving, position berries on cake top.

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This technique turns any treat into beautiful baskets. Perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, bridal or any Spring and summertime theme. This technique creates a two-dimensional woven-look design. Use for baskets, fences, or to completely cover the side of a cake.

A wonderful technique for finishing your piped baskets with pretty edging and handles. Excellent too for western or nautical theme cakes. You can make a great looking rope with round or star tips.

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The Berry Basket Cake is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This makes a wonderful presentation! I brought it to a family gathering 2 weekends ago and it was a big hit. I incorporated this cake along with Nancy Siler's BCD cake of Show 706. I used Nancy's recipes for cake & filling but made is square as in the Berry Basket Cake. I filled with strawberries, a few blueberries and made a few white fondant daisies. I rated this a somewhat difficult as I don't have a straight hand & I'm a perfectionist. But was very pleased with end result!I've taken all the Wilton courses, and have just found BCD on my public TV. Nancy's has gotten me into trying new ideas again - - my family & people at work are loving it.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The basket weave cake looks so nice when it's done. Everyone at the party commented on how much it looked like an actual basket weave on a basket. Also, it's a great cake to bring along this summer with the fresh fruit on top. Great for a Memorial Day or 4th of July celebration.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for easter, and everyone raved over it. First they could not believe that I had made it, and them the combo of the berries, cake and icing was auewsome. I used a butter yellow cake mix, the wilton standarized whip cream icing and the combo of berries was strawberry, blackberry, blueberry. It tasted soooo good. I would make this cake again in a heart beat. I might but a varity of flowers on the cake instead of berries. The cost of the cake went up with the use of berries. I also might try the frozen berries and let them thaw out and dry them prior to use.
Date published: 2011-05-14
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