Violet Wild Rose Cake Zoom

Violet Wild Rose Cake

Rich, generously sized violet blossoms circle the top edge of this whimsical design. Drying the wild roses in Flower Forming Cups give these flowers a realistic silhouette.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

Before starting, please read a helpful hint from the Wilton decorator who made this cake.

One day in advance, pipe nine wild roses using violet royal icing and tip 127. Pipe centers using white royal icing and tip 5. Make additional to allow for breakage. Let dry in 3 in. Flower Forming Cups.

Step 2

Bake and cool 3-layer, 5 in. high cake. Wrap cake board with foil and position cake on prepared cake board. Ice smooth with violet buttercream icing.

Step 3

Measuring from bottom of cake, mark side of cake with toothpick every 1/2 in., either 1 1/2 in., 2 in. or 2 1/2 in.

Step 4

Pipe lines on cake sides to top edge of cake using tip 3 and violet buttercream icing. Pipe ball at starting point of line using tip 3 and violet buttercream icing.

Step 5

Attach flowers to top edge of cake with dots of icing using tip 5 and violet buttercream icing.

Step 6

Pipe bead bottom border using tip 5 and violet buttercream icing.

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Violet Icing Color ((Combine Violet and Rose for violet shade shown.))




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The wild rose is a pretty year-round flower piped about the size of the head of Flower Nail 7. For a more cupped shape, increase the angle you hold the tip.

The ball shape makes bold borders and is the first step to learn for figure piping. Vary the basic look by adding stars, dots or spirals on the ball shapes.

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

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