Your little one is something to celebrate, and with this Tiers of Joy Baby Shower Cake, you’ll create stunning dedication that your friends and family are sure to love. Also suitable to use as a baptism cake or a cake for a christening, this baby blue cake is great for serving a large crowd of people. Use various buttercream techniques to bring this cake to life, and using pure white buttercream roses helps to add the perfect finishing touch to this elegant baby shower cake.
In advance: Make royal icing flowers. Make 24 tip 102 roses with tip 8 bases and 18 tip 126 roses with tip 2A bases. Make 214 tip 24 drop flowers with tip 2 dot centers. Make extras of all to allow for breakage; let dry.
Bake and cool 2-layer 6 and 8 in. cakes 4 in. high and 2-layer 10 in. cake 5 in. high (bake two 2 1/2 in. layers for a 5 in. high cake). Ice cakes smooth with buttercream and prepare for
Stacked Construction. Use Cake Dividing Set to mark 6 in. cake into 6ths, 8 in. cake into 8ths and 10 in. cake into 10ths. Assemble cakes on Cake Base. Using buttercream, pipe tip 2 double drop strings between division points, 2 and 1/2 in. from top edge of cake. Attach drop flowers in a garland 1 in. from top edge of cake. Pipe tip 4 bead bottom borders. Attach smaller roses at division points. Attach larger roses around base. Position ornament.
The drop string is traditionally used as decoration on the sides of the cake and is the basis of more ornate string work. Called a "drop" string because the line of piped icing is allowed to "drop" or fall, by itself, before reattaching it to your cake. Pipe a row of single strings or multiple strings in rows of two or three.