Sweet Violets Hummingbird Cake

Sweet Violets Hummingbird Cake

Richly colored violets are gathered at the top and bottom of this delicate looking cake. The cake itself is a traditional Hummingbird cake. Chock full of bananas and pineapple, it tastes as good as it looks!

Serves 20.

Step 1

Step 1: Make Violets

At least 1 day before decorating cake, make two color shades of royal icing violets using tip 101 on waxed paper square attached with icing to Flower Nail #7; add tip 3 yellow dot flower centers. (Make extras in case of breakage.) Allow to dry completely.

Step 2

Step 2: Prepare Hummingbird Cake

Spray three 9-inch round baking pans with vegetable pan spray. Prepare Hummingbird Cake batter; divide between the prepared pans (Note: layers will be thin). Bake 30-35 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate Cake

Tint buttercream icing light violet. Stack cake layers on prepared cake circle with icing between layers; spatula ice cake smooth. Mark cake sides at 1-in. intervals; pipe tip #48 vertical lines (serrated side up) at marks. Pipe three tip #48 lines crossing each other on the cake top; pipe a line around bottom border. Carefully remove violets from waxed paper; arrange flowers on cake top and top and bottom borders.

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