Tulip Splendor
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Tulip Splendor

Planning a springtime wedding? Decorate your cake with an armload of tulips! Courtesy of Wilton Industries, Inc.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Buttercream Icing
  • Cake Boards
  • Cake Dividing Set
  • Confectionery Tool Set
  • Decorator Brush Set
  • Dowel Rods
  • Fanci-Foil Wrap
  • Floral Collection Flower Making Set
  • Flower Former Set
  • Gum Paste Mix
  • Lily Nail, 1ΒΌ-inch
  • Meringue Powder
  • Pan, 10 inch round
  • Pan, 6 inch round
  • Pan, Mini Wonder Mold
  • Stamens, Yellow
  • Tip, No. 13
  • Tip, No. 140
  • Tip, No. 3
  • Tip, No. 352
  • Aluminum foil

Project Instructions

Step: 1

In advance, using gum paste and largest rose petal cutter from Flower Making Set, make 65 gum paste tulips with tip 13 star centers and stamens. Using lily petal cutter, make approximately 150 gum paste leaves. Make extra flowers and leaves to allow for breakage and let dry.

Step: 2

Ice 2-layer round cakes smooth and prepare for stacked construction.

Step: 3

Using Cake Dividing Set, divide 6-inch cake into thirds and 10-inch cake into sixths. At each division point, pipe tip 3 stem and attach tulip with buttercream. Continue piping stems and attaching tuplips for a total of four in each cluster. Attach leaves in between and over stems.

Step: 4

Cut 1 inch off wide end of Mini Wonder Mold cake. Position small side down on top of cake. Ice smooth.

Step: 5

Pipe tip 3 stems to cover cake. Attach flowers and leaves to top and sides of cake; pipe additional tip 352 leaves to cover empty spaces.

Step: 6

Pipe tip 140 stars to cover cake tops and overflow sides. Pipe tip 140 star bottom border on 10 inch cake.


This cake serves 33.

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