Calling all cake lovers! This Bugle Call Three-Tier Cake is a fun project for cake decorators of all skill levels. Decorated with gum paste cones, this cake can be used for any occasion, from weddings to birthday parties. Practice your piping techniques by decorating the gum paste bugles with fun curls to add a festive touch. Bright and colorful, this Bugle Call Three-Tier Cake is one you’ll find yourself coming back to again and again.
4 days in advance: Make cones. Using compass, trace the following circles on paper: five each 5 1/4 in., 4 3/4 in., 4 1/4 in. and 2 1/4 in. dia.; four each 3 3/4 in., 3 1/4 in., 2 3/4 in. and 1 3/4 in. dia. Cut out circles, retaining one of each size to use as patterns. Roll remaining circles into cones; tape edges. Tint gum paste blue; roll out 1/16 in. thick. Using circle patterns, cut a gum paste circle for each paper cone (cut extras to allow for breakage). Roll gum paste circles into cones; secure edges with damp brush. Let dry overnight on matching size paper cones dusted with cornstarch.
Using royal icing, pipe tip 2 scrolls on cones. Let dry. Paint scrolls with gold Pearl Dust/lemon extract mixture. Carefully remove paper cones.
Also: Make topper. Attach three cones, 5 1/4 in., 4 3/4 in., and 4 1/4 in., together using melted candy. Chill until firm. Attach lollipop stick to back center with melted candy, leaving 3 in. extended to insert in cake. Chill. Attach three cones, 2 1/4in. to front with melted candy. Chill. Attach two cones, 1 3/4 in. to front with melted candy.
Attach cones to cakes with thinned fondant adhesive in descending sizes as follows: For 6 in. cake, attach one each of six largest cones, starting at left center of cake. For 8 in. cake, attach one each of seven largest cones, aligning largest cone between second and third largest cones on 6 in. cake. For 10 in. cake, attach one of each size cone, aligning largest cone between second and third largest cones on 8 in. cake.