Piping Flowers

Decorating By IrisOlive Updated 4 May 2010 , 5:52am by Ballymena

IrisOlive Posted 3 May 2010 , 2:31am
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Hey everyone,

I'm trying to come up with some flowers that I can pipe onto the side of a cake. Ideally I'd like to do an Iris, buuuut I know that's pretty Insane to attempt. Has anyone ever tried that? I'm trying to achieve a folk artsy sort of style. I need the flower to be pretty much flat against the side of the cake, and as though i'm seeing it from the side, the top doesn't really matter.

Anyway, if anyone has ever attempted this and has an idea or a picture that I could go off of, OR any ideas of flowers that I can attempt, just let me know!


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ladyonzlake Posted 3 May 2010 , 2:49am
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Daisies are easy to pipe

IrisOlive Posted 3 May 2010 , 3:12am
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what tip do i use?

ladyonzlake Posted 3 May 2010 , 3:21am
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tip 104 for the petals and tip 5 for the center

You might find tutorials on youtube

BCJean Posted 3 May 2010 , 3:51am
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I have this Iris cake in my photos. I like to keep my flowers dimensional though so I put it on the edge of a 9" cake which had a 6" cake stacked on top. This let me put some of the upper petals back further. I use a tip #104 for making the iris...and it is my favorite flower to make.
Pansies would be easy to pipe on the side....or you might do the flowers with the embroidery technique and you could do an iris flat that way.


IrisOlive Posted 3 May 2010 , 3:08pm
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Thanks so much! Your iris's are beautiful! I'll give that a try today and post the results!!

Ballymena Posted 4 May 2010 , 5:52am
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Sweet peas and rose buds can be found at wilton.com

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