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Brilliant Basket Cake


Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant in this season?s prettiest colors decorates this classic design with a trendy twist. The Easter basket cake is perfect for your springtime celebration.
Makes: Cake serves 30.
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Step 1

In advance: Make fondant pieces. Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown. Tint fondant as follows: 6 oz. yellow, 4 oz. green, 2 oz. light blue, 2 oz. violet, 2 oz. rose, 2 oz. orange. Add 3/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to yellow, 1/2 teaspoon to green and 1/4 teaspoon to all other colors. Shape 4 oz. yellow into 3 logs 3/8 x 18 in.; braid together. Cover handle pattern with waxed paper; dust with cornstarch. Curve braid over pattern; let dry.

Step 2

Make leaves. Roll out green fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut leaves using medium Cut-Out; move cutter down 1/8 in. and cut again to make leaf slightly smaller. Cut 1/8 in. off bottom to make a straight edge. Make 45-50 leaves; let dry on cornstarch-dusted medium flower formers.

Step 3

Make eggs. Roll out 5 fondant colors 1/8 in. thick. Use largest oval Cut-Out to cut 2-3 eggs in each color. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface 24 to 48 hours.Use melted candy to attach lollipop sticks to back of eggs and to each end of handle. Leave ends exposed to insert into cake.

Step 4

Bake and cool 1-layer 6 in. cake (3 in. high) and 2-layer 9 in. cake (bake 2 layers 1 1/2 in. high for a 3 in. high cake). Prepare for rolled fondant and stacked construction. Tint 18 oz. fondant yellow, 30 oz. rose (reserve 3 oz. white). Cover cakes; smooth with Fondant Smoother. Stack cakes.

Step 5

Pipe tip 5 bead bottom borders. Roll out white fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use smallest round Cut-Out to cut approximately 70 dots; attach to cakes using damp brush. Insert handle into cake top; insert eggs. Use melted candy to attach 2 rows of leaves around edge of top cake.

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Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

White Candy Melts® Candy

White Candy Melts® Candy

Gum-Tex

Gum-Tex

cornstarch

cornstarch

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6 x 3 in. Round Pan

6 x 3 in. Round Pan

9 x 2 in. Round Pan

9 x 2 in. Round Pan

Cake Circles

Cake Circles

6 in. Lollipop Sticks

6 in. Lollipop Sticks

Waxed paper

Waxed paper

Knife

Knife

Ruler

Ruler

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.

A simple way to add color and visual interest to a cake. Cutouts are fondant shapes that can be made in a variety of sizes and colors.

Quick tip on how to attach your fondant accents to your fondant covered cake.

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Brilliant Basket Cake is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I didnt excatly make the same cake. I made an easter basket, but what I did was bake a cake in a loaf pan, when it was cooled I scooped out the center on the top, frosted it, covered it with fondant then did a weave with the fondant. I messed up on it this one but it was like 12 am, and my first lol but I remember what to do for next time. Once it was covered I filled the top hole with edible easter grass and jelly beans. Took some floral wire, covered it with fondant and stuck it in as a handle and put bows on the bottom. It was cute but I did mess up. Here is a pic... http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205582_1842501977195_1079947336_2011764_6394094_n.jpg
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i made this cake for a springtime wedding shower it was beauiful i had a little trouble stacking but other then that it was wonderful. i layed the leaves over a rolling pin so they would set curved i made them 2 days before it was due. i also made the eggs out of cookies and made little wedding bells on the cookies with royal icing. and i used colorflow to make the names of the bride and groom and placed it on the lip of the bottom layer. the dots were replaced with wedding bells and hearts all in white. this cake was a joy to make i just wish i had remembered to take a picture. i also made a cake like this for summer instead of "eggs" i made watermelon shaped and flip flop shapes. thank you so much for this idea that led to other ideas
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the top of the cake, but I expected it to use a basket weave buttercream. I used fondant for the top stuff, but I love buttercream's flavor better than the fondant so I used it for the sides. It also looks good if you use different colors for one direction of the weave. I did it using the colors of the eggs for the up and down weave.
Date published: 2012-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i made this as an easter cake, it was nice because a lot of it can be prepared ahead of time. and everyone liked the option of cake or cookie, i did substitute the wilton butterfly cookie cutters instead of the eggs to give it a spring look also. enjoy
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake as a 3 tier for Easter. I found it to be quite easy although I did make a few minor changes overall it was a big hit!!
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice fun easter/spring cake. bright colors, pretty. kids would love it.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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