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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: Somewhat Easy

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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

Christmas Red Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Soft Yellow Sugar

Soft Yellow Sugar

clear vanilla extract

clear vanilla extract

Gum-Tex?

Gum-Tex?

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Cooling Rack

Cooling Rack

Cake Boards

Cake Boards

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Disposable Decorating Bags

Disposable Decorating Bags

Card stock or paper

Card stock or paper

Sharp Knife

Sharp Knife

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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