Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formula to tint fondant in the following ultra-concentrated shade:
? Winter Purple (formula 2716): 1 oz. white fondant + 3 P + 2 B
Add a 3/4 in. ball of ultra-concentrated Winter Purple to 4 oz. white fondant.
1. Tint ultra-concentrated icing.
Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint icing in the following ultra-concentrated shades:
? Winter Purple (formula 2716): 1/4 cup icing + 3 P + 2B
? Spring Pink (formula 224): 1/4 cup icing + 23 P + 1 BK
? Pastel Pink (formula 1895): ¼ cup icing + 1 P
2. For shades used in this project, mix ultra-concentrated color icing with white icing.
? For Winter Purple, add 5 teaspoons ultra-concentrated Winter Purple to ½ cup white icing.
? For Spring Pink, add 5 teaspoons ultra-concentrated Spring Pink to ½ cup white icing.
? For Pastel Pink, add 5 teaspoons ultra-concentrated Pastel Pink to ½ cup white icing.
Make fondant topper 3 days in advance.
Tint fondant Winter Purple following color formula above. Knead 1 teaspoon Gum-Tex into fondant. Use 9 in. fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Enlarge number pattern to 5 1/2 in. high. Use toothpick to trace number pattern on fondant. Use knife to cut out number. Let dry 48 hours on cornstarch-dusted board.
Attach sticks to topper.
Use brush and thinned fondant adhesive to attach two sticks to topper, leaving 4 1/2 in. extending at bottom. Let dry 24 hours.
Make layered cake.
Bake and cool two 6 in. cake layers. Fill and stack cakes on same-size cake circles for a 2-layer cake, 6 in. high. Use spatula and icing to ice cakes lightly.
Use toothpick and chevron pattern to mark a row around top edge of cake. Mark a row of chevron points 1 in. above the lower points in the first row. Continue marking rows of chevrons to bottom of cake, each 1 in. from points of the previous row.
Tint icing following formulas above. Thin icing, adding 1/2 teaspoon corn syrup per 1/2 cup icing. Prepare decorating bags with tip 3 and fill each with one color icing. Pipe a line of purple over first marked row and then a line of spring pink or pastel pink next to it. Immediately use damp brush to brush icing up inside the marked section. Repeat for remaining rows, alternating the pink shade used and brushing up or down.