Every element of this wedding cake is exquisite. From the dazzling variety of gum paste flowers to the rick-rack fondant trim that scales the sides and the graceful First Kiss ornament on top, this is a design that will be remembered.
Seven days in advance: Make gum paste flowers and leaves. Use cutters and
instructions from Cutter Set to make flowers and leaves as follows: Tint 8 oz. gum
paste lime green to make 14 orchids on 6 in. long 26-gauge wires, tint 4 oz. blue to
make 160 hydrangea on 4 in. long 26-gauge wires, tint 3 oz. dark green to make 90 ivy
leaves on 4 in. long 26-gauge wires. In white gum paste, make 12 dogwood flowers
and 16 daisies on 4 in. long 22-gauge wires, 30 medium blossoms and 42 small
blossoms on 4 in. long 26-gauge wires. Let dry according to directions. Wrap wires
with green florist tape. Brush flowers with Pearl Dust and Color Dust.
?? Also in advance: Prepare
topper base. Let dry one day. Stack 2 1/2 in. foamcore squares and tape together.
Prepare and cover with rolled fondant.
with rolled fondant.
Bake and cool 3-layer cakes (trim 1 layer to 1 in. high for 5 in. high tiers). Prepare and cover with rolled fondant.. Prepare for Push-In Pillar Construction. Use fondant and Fabric Mold to make 5 in. long ric-rac strips for cake sides. Make 28 for 6 in. cake (7 per side), 36 for 8 in. cake (9 per side), 44 for 10 in. cake (11 per side). Use damp brush to attach strips, about 1 in. apart; trim as needed. Paint strips with white Pearl Dust. Roll two logs, 1/4 x 22 in. long. Attach for bottom border.
At reception: Position topper base and secure with icing. Insert flowers in flower spikes; insert spikes into cake (four in top tier, 10 in middle tier, 12 in bottom tier). Arrange flowers. Position topper on base.
* Combine Leaf Green with Buttercup Yellow for lime green shown.
* Combine Juniper Green with Leaf Green for darker green shown.
?? Brush flowers with the following combinations: Orchids?Lime Green with White Color Dust, Dark Pink with White Color Dust, throat with Goldenrod Color Dust, Pink FoodWriter dots; Dogwood? White Pearl Dust, edges with Chocolate Brown & Red Color Dust, Center with Spruce Green Color Dust; Daisies?Purple Color Dust with Orchid Pink and White Pearl Dust, center with Goldenrod Color Dust; Blossoms ?Deep Pink with White Color Dust; Hydrangea?Periwinkle Blue with White Color Dust; Ivy Leaves?Spruce Green with Lime Green Color Dust.