How do I make palm trees using buttercream for a baby shower jungle cake?
Do you just want to make them on the side of a cake? If so they are very easy....Start with the tree trunk.I use tip 10 and make it fat and sort of curved.Then I use tip 1 and zigzag up the tree trunk.For the palm leaves I use a wide leaf tip and pipe about 5-6 leaves going out in a curve.Then I go back and fill them in to make them bushier.Have a look in my photos at my first birthday safari cake I think I piped palm trees on there.HTH
Well, I cannot help with making them from buttercream but I use tootsie rolls that have been warmed for just a few seconds then mold them into the shape I want. If I was putting them comming up the side of a tier i roll them out cut out the shape I want then use a zig zag edge and add the layers to the trunk. The frawns are just leafs of fondand or you can make them from BC. There is a jungle cake in my photos that has palm trees on it.
I use a start tip and do them on the side of the cake too..And then with a big leaf tip I do the Palms..
They are very easy to do.