Violets and Roses Sheet Cake
A ribbon of violets perfectly accents the two magnificent royal icing roses?one large and one medium?on this stunning violet buttercream iced cake. This design is perfect for birthdays, showers, anniversaries and more.
Before starting, please read a helpful hint from the Wilton decorator who made this cake.
In advance: Make flowers in royal icing.
For the large rose, make the base with tip 2A and white royal icing. Finish with tip 127D. Let dry.
For the medium rose, make the base with tip 12 and white royal icing. Finish with tip 127. Let dry.
Pipe 50 violets with tip 59o and violet royal icing. Pipe dot centers with tip 1 and yellow royal icing. Let dry.
Pipe band 2 in. from long edge with tip 45 and violet buttercream icing.
Pipe vines with tip 3 and green buttercream icing.
Pipe message with tip 3 and violet buttercream icing.
Attach violets to the left of band with dots of icing. Position roses.
Pipe leaves with tip 366 and green buttercream icing.
Pipe shell bottom border with tip 18 and violet buttercream icing.
Create this magnificent rose - the most popular icing flower of them all. With practice, your roses will have the just-picked look of real fresh garden roses!
The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It's the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.
The Violet is an ideal ?filler? flower. Use it to give an abundant look to all kinds of floral cakes. It looks beautiful in white and yellow as well as violet.
Make a simple, versatile leaf to add realistic details to flowers. Leaf tips can also be used to make simple flowers, such as sunflowers.
Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.