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Hollow blocks, constructed of 4 gum paste squares, are a fun way to camouflage pillars between tiers?the pillars bear the weight.
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Step 1
Step 1

Prepare 2 cans of gum paste. Roll out 1/8 in. thick; cut 16 squares, 3 x 3 in. Let dry overnight on cornstarch-dusted boards. The next day, turn squares over and let dry completely overnight. When dry, attach squares side-to-side with thinned fondant adhesive to form blocks; let dry.

Step 2
Step 2

Add trims. Tint 24 oz. of fondant blue and 6 oz. each in light rose, green and yellow; reserve remaining white fondant. Using alphabet cutters from 101 Cookie Cutters Set, cut 4 green B, 4 yellow A, 4 rose B and 4 blue Y letters. As needed, cut out centers of letters with craft knife. Attach letters to blocks with damp brush. For borders, cut assorted fondant strips, 1/4 x 3 in. long; attach with damp brush. Let dry.

Step 3
Step 3

At reception, completed blocks will be positioned around pillars on 14 in. cake. The 10 in. cake and the bear cake will be placed on top.

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Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

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Kelly Green Icing Color

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