Ribbon-like quilling flowers give this elegantly tiered cake a contemporary lift. For the stems, paint Lollipop Sticks with green-tinted vanilla extract and add fondant leaves created with a Rose Leaf Fondant Cut & Press Set.
*Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown. Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.
Bake and cool 1-layer 12 x 2 in. cake and 2-layer 6, 8, 10 in. cakes (bake 2 layers 2 1/2 in. high for 5 in. high cakes). Prepare for
Stacked Construction. Ice cakes smooth and stack in cascading fashion: 10 in. at back right of 12 in. cake, 8 in. at back center of 10 in. cake, 6 in. at the back left of 8 in. cake. Randomly pipe tip 6 dots on cake sides; pipe tip 6 bead bottom borders on all tiers. Insert flowers cascading from top to bottom tier; trim sticks as needed.
Rolled fondant has become a popular decorating option ? it's so easy to shape so even less experienced decorators can create something lovely. This is a great example. The quilted texture on the cake looks great against the bold, multi-hued daffodils.
Everything you love about fondant comes together on this unforgettable garden cake. Soft pastel colors, a richly textured crisscross backdrop, precisely cut geometric accents and a perfectly shaped rose bouquet set a new standard for elegance.