I am trying to figure out how to make lilacs out of buttercream icing. I've read online that they can be made, but I don't know how. What tip do I use? Also, would it be better to pipe them directly onto the cake, or should I make them out of royal icing ahead of time and let them dry before I put them on the cake?
You make a large shell w/a long tail using something like tip 21 then cover that w/tiny stars from tip 13 or 14. I prefer to work right on my cake. These look really good when you make them hang over the top edge I'm not a fan of RI flowers.
Thanks for your help. I'll have to try that tonight!
I am very interested in how these turn out. Could you post a picture?
I definatly will post the pics.
thanks so much for post the link
Dang, those are beautiful!!
I've done lilacs with a simple star tip, worked out great. I think there is a picture in my gallery actually. I get it out of an old buttercream flowers book. Pipe the basic shape of the bloom, then another layer on top just smaller, then again. I did three layers, worked great
i,ve made these same lilacs, several years ago... for my sil birhday.. i made them with all buttercream, right on the cake.. little time consuming.. but was very impressive to her.. you could also , make them ahead of time with all buttercream.. like the instructions say.. pipe on waxed paper.. let set up. move with a large cookie spatula or something like that. no hard royal icing flowers to bite into..hth
Did you use the same tips that the wilton site recommended? The 59 or the 101s for the petals?
I couldn't tell by the picture where the 101 tip fit in.
i used the 59 , and made the mound with the star tip.. and used all buttercream..
Great. Thaks for the help!
kakeladi.. That sounds like an interesting way to make them, do you have any picture?