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Buttercream Blossoming Flowers Cake

Buttercream Blossoming Flowers Cake

Buttercream flowers in pretty pastels create a garden of sweetness on this cake that's perfect for bridal showers, weddings, baby showers, or any event! 

Prepare cake according to recipe directions, bake and cool. Level and ice smooth for a 6 in. x 4 in. cake.

Combine Burgundy and Violet icing colors to get medium and dark purple shown. Combine Moss and Ivory icing colors to get light green shown. Tint icing: 2 cups of ivory and 1 cup each of violet, moss, light pink, medium pink, medium purple, dark purple and light green. Mix some of the pinks, ivory and purples in a decorating bag, leave some solo. Fill more decorating bags with single colors.

Using tip 103, pipe 8 ranunculus flowers on wax paper. Then, using assorted petal tips and icing colors, pipe flowers like 5-petal and 7-petal roses, daisies, pansies, primroses, poppies, zinnias, sweet peas, violets and mums onto wax paper and freeze.

Once firm, attach flowers to cake. Fill empty spaces by piping flowers and leaves with tip 224 and assorted leaf tips as well as pulled-out stars using tip 363.

Pipe centers in flowers using tips 1, 2, 3 and 14 to finish.

 Zinnia  When piping the Zinnia, the ball flower center has a lot to do with the final shape. For a perfectly shaped flower, make the ball a little flatter, more like the shape of a half orange.

 How to Pipe a Pull-Out Star  The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The pull-out star technique can be used for fun, furry creatures, or for textured hair for your cakes.

 How to Make Icing Roses  Roses make the perfect gift, especially icing roses on top of a cake. With these easy steps and some practice, you’ll be piping roses that look like they’ve just been picked from a garden!

 How to Pipe a Daisy  Try some fun color combinations: yellow petals with yellow or blue centers, violet or blue petals with yellow centers and peach petals with orange centers. Highlight centers with Wilton Cake Sparkles, or colored sugars.

How to Pipe a Pansy  The vibrant pansy features petals in complementary colors and a distinctive loop center. They can be multi-colored or all one color. Add multi-tones using a striped bag or by painting in colors at the flower's center or at the petal edge with a fine brush dipped in a small amount of lemon extract tinted with icing color.

Sweet Peas  Here is one of the fastest, easiest-to-make flowers in the garden. Try piping them in variegated shades.

How to Pipe a Chrysanthemum (Mum)  The Chrysanthemum is a fall classic but can be seen on cakes year-round in many seasonal colors. And it’s easier to pipe than you would think. The secret to success--the curved opening of specialty tip 81 used with a simple leaf-making motion.

Violet  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.

How to Pipe Swirl Drop Flowers  Made by adding a simple twist motion, swirl drop flowers have petals with a bit more flair and dimension, leading to open-looking Blossoms.

How to Make an Icing Primrose The primrose is a flat flower with detailed petals. The key to the heart-shaped petals is perfecting a "curve-dip-curve" motion as you spin the flower nail. In nature, you will find them in a variety of colors, including deep pink, purple, orange and yellow.

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