Another Year, Another Flame Cake Zoom

Another Year, Another Flame Cake

If you feel the candle count on your birthday cake has reached fire hazard status, try Another Year, Another Flame. This two-tier birthday cake is supported by giant candle pillars.
Makes: Cake serves 40.

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Step 1

*Combine Violet and Rose for violet shades shown. Combine Leaf Green and Lemon Yellow for green shades shown.

Step 2

One day in advance, divide 25 oz. fondant in 4ths and tint each portion light rose, light violet, light blue and light green In addition, tint 1/2 oz. portions of white fondant a darker shade of each color.

Step 3

Roll out the lighter color fondant to 1/4 in. thick, measure 8 x 4 in. pieces, trim with smooth cutter and wrap 5 twist legs leaving 1 in. space at top for flame, and 4 in. at bottom to go into cake.

Step 4

Roll out darker shades 1/8 in. thick and cut 1/4 in. wide x 8 in. long strips. Use 2 strips for each candle, and attach strips, securing with damp brush.

Step 5

Tint 10 oz. fondant lemon yellow with a touch of golden yellow. Use 2 oz. for each flame, shape and attach.

Step 6

For candle that will be placed on 6 in. cake, mold the flame higher and curved to the side. Let dry.

Step 7

Ice 2-layer 6 and 10 in. cakes smooth and prepare for push-in pillar construction. Pipe tip 21 star top and bottom borders. Pipe tip 6 message. Add tip 4 dots.

Step 8

Insert pillars into cake. Using 2 oz. white fondant, roll 8 in. long ropes and wrap around bases of candles.

Step 9

Using veining tool included in Confectionery Tool Set, imprint lines on fondant.

Step 10

Pipe tip 18 rosettes on cake top and insert candles.

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6 in. Round Pan

10 in. Round Pan

1 Crystal-Clear Cake Divider Set (8 in. plate)

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12 in. Silver Cake Base


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