We enjoy celebrating birthdays at Wilton. And with every birthday comes the cake! For Micall’s birthday I decided to bake a delicious birthday cake and decorate it with icing flowers. This was a really easy project and would be perfect for beginner to medium skilled decorators. I used a banana flavored cake mix and I filled each layer with chocolate hazelnut cream… needless to say it was both gorgeous AND delicious!
STEP 1 – CUT THE LAYERS
Instead of using a knife, I really suggest you use a cake leveler for this task. It will make this job much easier, save you time, and you will have perfectly leveled layers. I used a 6 inch cake pan and sliced 3 layers so that the cake would look very tall.
STEP 2 – ICE THE CAKE
Start by topping your cake with lots of icing, then smooth it down towards the sides. Add more icing on the sides and work with your cake spatula to level the icing as much as possible. Let the icing air dry for several minutes. I usually speed up this process by placing the cake in the fridge. After that, place parchment paper on the icing, and delicately even out the icing. Peel off the parchment paper and you will achieve a much smoother effect.
STEP 3 – DECORATE!
Remember to use your coupler with the decorating bag so you can change the tip you wish to use at any time. I started decorating beads of aqua colored icing on the bottom of the cake.
Then I placed little white polka dots on the side. I switched to a star tip to create reverse shells around the top, and finished by placing beautiful pre-made white daisies. I think these pre-made icing flowers might be one of my favorite Wilton products. Even skilled decorators who can make flowers might not have time to do their own at times! Happy Birthday Micall, I hope you enjoyed your cake!