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How to make a petal cake

Grab a spoon and you're ready to make scalloped icing. Don't worry it's super easy!

1. Add a thin coat of icing and chill cake in the fridge.

2. To create a scalloped look, fill a large zip-lock bag with icing.

3. Cut ¾ in. off one corner.

4. Pipe a column of ¾-in. dots on the side of the cake.

5. Press the back of a small spoon firmly into one dot and smear to the right.

6. Wipe spoon clean with a paper towel.

7. Repeat with remaining dots.

8. Pipe another column of dots in the smeared area and repeat the process all over the cake.

A version of this article appeared in our April 2016 issue with the headline “Piece of cake”, p. 51. 

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