I Am Baker

Lilac Cake Tutorial

Kinda.

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I wasn't planning on doing a tutorial, but had a few requests so figured why not.

But… the tutorial is actually on a cupcake. 

I hope this will be enough information for you wonderful bakers to translate it into any application that works best for you!

Now.  For the very in depth and grueling tutorial.

Or not.

You can successfully create a lilac design is five easy steps.

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(a cupcake or cake)

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An optional step… you can see on my original cake that I didn't do that.

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I also used a #101 and #102.  I found them all to be about the same in this context.

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And thats it!  A Lilac Cupcake.  Easy huh?

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I made three different purples, and then decorated a cupcake using each color. 

That got a bit boring so I made multi-colored cupcakes as well.

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Still a little bored. 

What else can we do?

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Now these are fun! (and to be honest, sooooo much easier!)

I made all of these cupcakes the exact same way as I did the lilac cupcakes.  Or should I say, the technique is the same. 

The difference between the two versions is simply pressure.  I made a bigger dollop for the cupcake on the right and a smaller dollop for the cupcake on the left.

I don't know, but I have a feeling that is what those tips were supposed to do.  But since I am not a trained baker and I just make up stuff as I go along, I cant say for sure.

I bet you guys know… what exactly is a #101, #102, #103, and #104 piping tip for?

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Now that I have shared my lack of technical intelligence with you all and am horribly ashamed, I might have to just go to my happy place.

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Which is of course, anywhere I can find large quantities of cake and frosting.

Just sayin.

 

Comments

  1. says

    Beautiful!!!!! I love the multi colored one in front of the pack. You have NO reason to be ashamed at all… not having any formal “technical intelligence” training only means you have nothing to unlearn.. no one has told you things are not possible.. so for you everything is possible… thank you for sharing with us.

  2. says

    LOL, girlie! I love that even the things you “don’t know” still turn out so fantastic! I love all of the cupcakes, but my very fave is the one that’s front-&-center in the last photo – too adorable! :-)

  3. Deborah says

    These are FAB! I will have to make them for my mom, lilacs are her favorite and she returns tomorrow from a three week trip. THANKS!

  4. Lisa says

    Just a guess, but I bet even some people who know what those tips are for could not do half as well as you with them. You have a gift! I am always happy when I visit your blog. And it makes me think I can actually maybe kind of frost a cake and make it look pretty good. I’ll let you know. I have one cooling now. I love these cupcakes – how you take something so simple and turn into art like this is so much fun. you made my day.

  5. Lisa @ GF Canteen says

    Just a guess, but I bet even some people who know what those tips are for could not do half as well as you with them. You have a gift! I am always happy when I visit your blog. And it makes me think I can actually maybe kind of frost a cake and make it look pretty good. I’ll let you know. I have one cooling now. I love these cupcakes – how you take something so simple and turn into art like this is so much fun. you made my day.

  6. says

    The 101-104 tips are used to make petals, like what you see on a rose, for instance, but that doesn’t mean they arent what making your pretty lilacs as well!

  7. Janae says

    While I love the lilacs, the others that look like gerber daisies are fantastic! I love the ideas you come up with and trying them out myself. Thanks!

  8. Rita Adcock says

    I think we could be best friends. I love all your stuff, so pretty and creative. Keep up the good work, cant wait to soo what comes next!!!!!

  9. SMITH BITES says

    these are beautiful Amanda – just beautiful!! and i think even i, who is craft-challenged, might be able to do this!!

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