You guys aren’t messin around.

When I placed the idea out there.. the idea that I would create three different cakes from one decorators tip… I had NO idea what I was thinking.

The most commonly requested tip was #233.

The grass tip.

Most commonly used to make grass. In green.


And nothing else.

I was stumped.


I didn’t even own one.  I had to go and buy one.

(actually, I bought four, which really helped when decorating all these cakes!)


I wanted to make sure all these cakes served a purpose, so this cake is for some friends that just welcomed another baby into their lives.  A sweet little boy!



I held the tip at a 90 degree angle, applied pressure and make slight circles with the tip.  Then made smaller ‘stacks’ in the inner circles.


While I will never claim to be an artist (I have too much respect for the people that are!) I really liked how this technique came out.


I hope its self explanatory, but if not, here is my very technical descriptions.

I took the frosting and made swirly lines and stuff.


And while I can honestly tell you that all of these cakes are very easy to execute, this was probably the easiest.

And my favorite.  I don’t know why… maybe because it has all the colors in the rainbow?  And I am obsessed with rainbows?


To make this cake I just used the grass tip as you normally would, but didn’t extend the tip to achieve the long grass.  Just short little dabs of frosting.

Thanks for pushing me beyond what I knew!  I had fun making these cakes and hope that our friends and family will have fun eating them!!

So what do you think I should tackle next???

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. STANDING OVATION for Great Job done.
    Any chance you could share all the colors (AmeriColors???) used in the Rainbow Cake.

  2. Amazing, I am so making the rainbow one, but with different shades of pink for a baby shower perfect. #233 and I are old friends…..Grass on 3 dozens dino cupcakes, eek

  3. I originally saw this on Pintrest, & I’m excited to let you know that I am decorating a cake for my daughter’s birthday this weekend with the multicolored flowers. Thanks for putting this out there on the internet, I’ve been inspired!

  4. Your rainbow cake – which I came across on pinterest – was the inspiration for my daughter’s Rainbow birthday party coming up! That’s how much I love that cake! I am going to try to make it for her birthday but am a novice baker. Silly question but how could I get those frosting colors? Are they ready-made or do I have to create them myself? Thanks for your help and thanks for posting!!

  5. LOVE the cakes!!! I am in the process of making Cookie Monster cupcakes for my son’s first birthday party, using the grass tip as fur. I came across a problem with the frosting I used…the buttercream frosting “melted” and didn’t stand up nicely. The blue food coloring also began separating. Do you have any suggestions on frosting recipes that will hold up better for this tip? Thanks!

  6. These cakes are so fun! I never would have thought to design a whole cake around the grass tip that didin’t involve grass. I love the sunset one. Thanks for sharing!

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