Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

circle of love mother’s day cake

Celebrate the love of a lifetime with this simply gorgeous flower ring cake. Poppies, roses, carnations and ranunculus make a sweet statement that will make mom smile when you present this cake to her at her Mother’s Day brunch.
Step 1
Bake and cool two 2-layer cakes. Level each cake to 1½" for a 3" tall cake. Use 4 cups of buttercream icing to assemble and spatula ice cake. 
Step 2
Using the color combinations provided, tint ½ cup of buttercream icing each bright and pale pink, ¾ cup red and ¼ cup purple. Use a small amount of Moss Green icing color to tint ½ cup of buttercream icing in pale green, and use a greater amount to tint ¼ cup in dark green. Use a touch of Buttercup Yellow icing color to tint ½ cup of buttercream icing in pale yellow.

TIP: Combine Rose and a touch of Burgundy icing colors to get bright pink color shown. Combine lesser amounts of Rose and a touch of Burgundy icing colors to get pale pink color shown. Combine Red-Red with Christmas Red icing colors to get red color shown. Combine Delphinium with Violet icing colors to get purple color shown.
Step 3
Fit four decorating bags with couplers and pair with icing and tips as follows: dark green icing with tips #104 and 3#; bright pink icing with tips #104 and #4; pale pink with tips #104, #150 and #16; purple with tips #104 and #2. Place tip #8 directly into a decorating bag and fill with red icing. Place tip #104 into a decorating bag and fill with pale green icing. 
Step 4
Fit a decorating bag with a coupler and stripe with yellow icing; fill with white icing. This bag will be used with tips #150, #14 and #4. Fit a decorating bag with remaining coupler and stripe with bright pink icing; fill with pale pink. This bag will be used with tips #1M and #104. Place tip #104 directly into a decorating bag and stripe with bright pink icing; fill with red.

TIP: New to the stripe technique? No worries! Wilton® has a video to help you, just click here to watch and learn. 
Step 5
Use tip #104 and bright pink/pale pink icing to pipe a rose. Use tip #104 and red/bright pink icing to pipe a smaller rose. Set aside. 
Step 6
Use tip #104 and pale green icing to pipe three ranunculus flowers. Set aside. 
Step 7
Use tip #104 and red/bright pink icing to pipe two poppies. Use tip #2 and purple icing to pipe poppy centers. Use tip #150 and pale pink icing to pipe a carnation. Use tip #150 and pale yellow icing to pipe two half carnations. 
Step 8
Freeze all flowers made in Steps 5-7 for 30 minutes, or until firm. Use the spatula to lift flowers and place along cake as shown. 
Step 9
Use tip #104 and purple icing to pipe three petal blossoms onto cake. Use tip #3 and dark green icing to pipe stems and two half-carnation calyxes. Use tip #103 and dark green icing to pipe dots for leaves. 
Step 10
Use the following tips and icings to pipe stars in between larger flowers: bright pink/pale pink and tip #1M, pale yellow and tip #14, pale pink and tip #16. 
Step 11
Use tip #8 and red icing and tip #4 and yellow icing to pipe dots. 
Step 12
Use bright pink icing and tip #4 to pipe message.
 
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You’ll Also Need
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Favorite Cake Recipe
  • Food-Safe Scissors
  • 1 - Wilton® No. 7 Flower Nail (sku 10051306)
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