Doll Cake Buttercream Piping

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VIDEO: Doll Cake Part 2 – Piping Ruffles & Frills with Buttercream Frosting
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Step by Step Instructions

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How to Make a Doll Cake
1. Begin with a dark shade of pink buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a small open star tip. Pipe small rosettes along the bottom set of guidelines.

How to Make a Doll Cake
2. Remove the tip from the bag and squeeze out all the buttercream into its original bowl.

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Smooth Buttercream Cake Frosting
Smooth Buttercream Frosting Recipes

3. Add some vanilla buttercream to make a lighter shade of pink. Stir with a spatula until the colors are both combined.

4. Fold down the sides of the same piping bag and fill it with the lighter shade of pink buttercream.

How to Make a Doll Skirt Cake
5. Using the large petal tip with the rounded side facing down, pipe a row of ruffles that overlaps with the top of the rosette pattern.

6. Pipe a second, identical row of ruffles that overlaps with the first row of ruffles.

How to Make a Doll Skirt Cake
7. Change to the basket weave tip with the ridges facing out and pipe third row of ruffles that overlaps with the second.

8. Squeeze all the buttercream out of the bag and into the bowl again. Add some more vanilla buttercream to make an even lighter shade of pink.

9. Using a small petal tip with the rounded part facing down, pipe a fourth row of ruffles overlapping with the third.

10. Change to the small round tip. Pipe a final row of pearl dots in the crevice left by the previous row of ruffles to complete the piped buttercream element of the skirt.

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Decorating the Doll Pick

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Smooth Buttercream Cake Frosting

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