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A Perfect Poinsettia Cake


Set your holiday dessert table with the most festive flower of the season. Star cake covered with fondant poinsettia petals. Sure to be the center of attention on your holiday table.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In advance, tint 12 oz. of fondant red and knead in 1/4 teaspoon of gum-tex. Roll out to 16 in. thickness. Use pattern to cut out leaves. Vein leaves with veining tool from kit. Cut card stock 7 in. x 10 in. long and fold in half. Fold ends down 1 1/2 in. Dust with cornstarch. Dry 5 leaves on folded card stock and dry 5 flat.

Step 2

Bake and cool cake. Ice smooth. Pipe a tip 7 bead bottom border on cake. Brush leaves with red pearl dust mixed with clear vanilla and brush on vein lines. Lay flat leaves on cake one at each point. Tint buttercream red and attach folded leaves between star points. Tint 1 oz. of fondant yellow and roll 7-1/2 in. balls. Brush balls with damp brush, roll in yellow sugars and attach to center of cake.

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Christmas Red Icing Color

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Lemon Yellow Icing Color

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Soft Yellow Sugar

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clear vanilla extract

clear vanilla extract

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Sharp Knife

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The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

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A Perfect Poinsettia Cake is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The cake looks better in blue or green but this color is elegant anyways
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used the idea of covering a cake with poinsettias by making cupcakes. Each cupcake had a buttercream pointsettia that covered the top. I then displayed them on the cupcake stand. Beautiful.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My nephew's wife's birthday is December 27th. I wanted to make a special birthday cake for her so I checked out your ideas and came across the poinsetta cake. It was very easy to make and directions were a snap to follow. I just wished I could have gotten the red to be a little bit brighter. Will definetely make another one at Christmas time this year.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I wrote my review below, but forgot to add that it would probably look gorgeousl in peach too!! For those of us who love peach poinsettias....I´ll have to try it sometime and let you know how it looks.
Date published: 2010-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I was told it looked spectacular, even though I didn´t have time to finish it properly before I took it to a December birthday party. I made it on a round cake, and didn´t have time to cut the cake into a star shape. I don´t have a Wilton star-shaped pan. Make sure you have time to dry the leaves that need to be slightly folded. I didn´t know what card stock was and didn´t have time to find out, so I placed them over the edge of square and rectangular cake pans and it worked, except I couldn´t dry them long enough and they quickly lost their shape.
Date published: 2010-12-16
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