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Curtains in Cascade Cake


The 3-Tier Pillar Cake Stand is the perfect way to display this elegant cake. Topped with pretty petite posies, this cake will make a charming centerpiece to any wedding or shower celebration.
Makes: Cake serves 94.

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Step 1

At least 1 week in advance: Make gum paste flowers and leaves. Prepare 2 cans of gum paste; tint 1 can violet and 1/2 can green. For flowers, roll out violet 1/16 in. thick. Cut 150 pansies and 150 apple blossoms using cutters from kit. Follow instructions in kit for making violet flowers, attaching apple blossoms inside pansies with adhesive. Let dry. For centers, roll 1/8 in. diameter white fondant balls; attach with adhesive. Follow instructions in this book for attaching flowers to wires; let dry.

Step 2

For leaves, roll out green 1/16 in. thick. Cut 50 leaves using large leaf cutter from kit. Place leaves on thin foam and score vein lines with stick from kit. Attach wire with adhesive; let dry. When dry, grate chalk using tea strainer and brush on flowers and leaves. Assemble 3 bouquets, each with 15 leaves and 50 flowers; wrap each bouquet with floral tape.

Step 3

Prepare 2-layer cakes for rolled fondant; cover with fondant and smooth with Fondant Smoother. Divide 8 in. cake in 6ths, 10 in. cake in 8ths and 12 in. cake in 10ths. At each division point, mark 3/4 in. and 21/2 in. up from base. Tint 24 oz. fondant violet; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Using patterns, cut a large scallop for each division on 8 in. cake and a small scallop for each division on 10 and 12 in. cakes. Attach scallops to cake with damp brush. In royal icing, pipe tip 3 bead bottom borders on all cakes. Pipe curtain using royal icing.

At reception: Insert flower spike in center of each cake; place bouquets in spikes. Position cakes on stand; add fabric accent.

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Expected ship date: 06/04/16

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8 x 2 in. Round Pan

10 x 2 in. Round Pan

12 x 2 in. Round Pan

24-gauge florist wire ((6 in. pieces, 200 needed))

Green floral tape

Craft block

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Tea Strainer

The vibrant pansy features petals in complementary colors and a distinctive loop center. Pansies can be found in a wide variety of colors, including all yellow or all dark blue, white or purple petals with yellow centers.

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.

This 5-petal springtime flower, most commonly seen in white or soft pink, is virtually the same petal shape as the wild rose, but uses a smaller tip creating a petite flower. The dot stamen are typically positioned like the holes in a 5-hole button. Dry them on flower formers for a more natural look.

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