If you’ve been following my blog recently, you know I recently got a very nice set of Russian piping tips. In my previous post, I shared some advice for using them, but here I’ll break down decorating that cake and tell you about the colors.
I decided to use shades of coral for this cake; I thought it would look nice against the brown mocha frosting.
I did a graduation cake with coral peonies recently, and I loved the coral against the mocha.
I started with a bit of No-Taste Red and Golden Yellow and made the lightest colored flowers first, using a tulip tip.
Then I darkened it a bit with more colors, and used the rose tip.
Can you tell I have an aversion to making lots of dishes? I just added more color and gave it a whirl in the mixer. 🙂
Not sure what to call this last tip. Maybe another tulip? It makes pretty flowers though!
A Wilton tip #352 with some Moss Green color finished out the design.
Those leaves are such a wonderful finishing touch! Love them!
Do you have any Russian piping tips yet? If you like to decorate cakes with flowers, they will totally change how you decorate a cake.
If you’re new to the Russian piping tips, be sure to check out my 5 tips for using them!
What do you think of the cake? Any more color scheme ideas for chocolate or mocha frosting? Maybe I should try white and pale green next time? Tell me what you think, I’d love to hear your ideas!