Step 7: How to Make Icing Leaves
These instructions are from an old Wilton booklet from 1971. Their instructions are unique in the fact that they must have a huge variety of tips or tubes that you can purchase to make cake decorations. So if you don't have these tubes, I don't know if this page will help you.
For a plain leaf
Hold bag at a 45 degree angle to practice surface, with end of bag pointing over to right side.
Squeeze with a heavy pressure to build up a base; then pull tube away as you relax pressure and draw leaf to a point. Now stop pressure and lift off tube for a basic leaf like the one shown.
For a stand-up leaf
Hold bag at a 45 degree angle to practice surface with back of bag pointing to your chest.
Squeeze with a heavy pressure to build up base; then pull tube straight up and away from surface as you relax pressure and draw leaf to a point, stopping pressure.
Note: If leaf does not stand up, icing may be too thin.
Easy To Make Bouquet
Use tube 3 to squeeze out several stems of icing; then dot the backs of some of the practice drop flowers you made and attach them to the stems.
Now use tube 67 and the procedures described above to decorate the flowers and stems with plain and stand up leaves for a pretty bouquet. larger picture
Naturally, by using a smaller or larger tube, you can vary the size of the leaf. However, the length of time with which you apply pressure to the decorating bag can also vary the leaf's size. With tube 67 and slightly thinned icing practice:
1. A short time period of pressure application for a small leaf.
2. A longer time period of pressure application for a large and longer leaf.
3. An average time period of pressure application with a jiggling motion of the tube for a ruffled leaf.
A Cake Top Flower Garden
Here you can see how leaves of different sizes and shapes add the finishing touch to a floral decoration.
To make a bouquet like this one, squeeze out a mound of icing with tube 10.
Position and then fill in the empty spaces with leaves, leaves and more leaves.
Continue to: Step 8: Decorate your first Wedding Cake
Cake Decorating Tutorials
- Cake Decorating Books
- Step 1: Decorating Tools You Need
- Step 2: Basic Tube Design Types
- Step 3: Using Your Decorator bag
- Step 4: Practicing your Decorating
- Step 5: Color Makes the Cake
- Step 6: How to Make Drop Flowers
- Step 7: How to Make Leaves
- Rolled Fondant and Buttercream Frosting
- Make you First Wedding Cake
- Easy Homemade Cake Recipes
- Birthday Cake Decorating Ideas
- White Icings and Frostings
- Chocolate Icings and Frostings
- Cheese cakes, Fruit Cakes, Christmas Cakes