Turn your cake into an edible garden of buttercream aster flowers. Learn how to pipe buttercream aster flowers. Made using a leaf decorating tip these flowers can be piped in any color and are a great way to liven up cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more.


Use them individually on smaller projects, or arrange them in a bouquet, decorated with green buttercream leaves, on larger projects. Perfect for adding color and dimension to your desserts, these aster flowers are sure to make your treat bloom!



Step 1: Bake Cake. Prepare cake mix according to recipe instructions. Bake and cool two cake layers. Trim each layer to 1 ½ in. tall. Fill and stack for 3 in. high cake.

Step 2: Tint Icing. Using color combinations provided, tint icing in the following amounts:

Combine Pink with a touch of Peach icing color to get coral color shown, Rose with a touch of Sky Blue to get deep pink color shown, Violet with a touch of Rose for medium purple color shown and Royal Blue with a touch of Violet to get deep purple color shown.

  • 1/3 cup icing coral.
  • 1/3 cup icing deep pink
  • ¼ cup icing medium purple
  • ¼ cup icing deep purple

Using Pink, Burgundy, Violet and Moss Green icing colors, tint icing in the following amounts:

  • 1/3 cup light
  • pink 1/3 cup moss green
  • ¼cup medium pink
  • ¼ cup burgundy
  • ¼ cup violet

Reserve remaining icing white.

Step 3: Prepare Bags.  Prepare 8 bags with couplers.

Fill separately with light pink, coral, deep pink, medium pink, burgundy, violet, medium purple and deep purple icing. Attach tip 7 to each bag.

Prepare bag with tip 352 and moss green icing.

Step 4: Pipe Asters. Using aster technique, pipe asters onto flower nail and flower squares.

Pipe two asters each in light pink, coral and deep pink and one each in medium pink, burgundy, violet, medium purple and deep purple. Place asters in freezer until frozen, approximately 1 hour

Step 5: Ice Cake.  Using white buttercream, ice cake smooth.

Step 6: Decorate Cake. Position frozen buttercream asters on cake, then pipe moss green leaves using tip 352.