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Cute As a Button! Cake


Crafty cake has a successful shower all sewn up! There is so much color and detail, including fondant rick-rack, polka dot and button accents, to make this design the talk of the party.
Makes: Serves 70
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Step 1

In advance: Make heart. Tint 10 oz. fondant pink. Add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 3 oz. Reserve remaining fondant. Roll out 3/16 in. thick. Use pattern to cut out heart. Let dry 24 hours on cornstarch-dusted board.

Step 2

Also in advance: Prepare base board. Using 15 in. petal pan as a guide, cut board. Prepare and cover with white rolled fondant.

Step 3

Attach Cookie Stick to back using melted candy; allow 3 in. of stick to extend at bottom to insert into cake.

Step 4

Tint fondant: 12 oz. blue 8 oz. green and 6 oz. orange; reserve remaining white. Bake and cool 2-layer 6 in. and 8 in. cakes and 3-layer 12 in. cake (for 6 in., trim layers to 1 1/2 in. high for a 3 in. high cake, for 12 in., trim one layer to 1 in. high for a 5 in. high cake).

Step 5

Prepare and cover cakes with rolled fondant, then prepare for Stacked Construction. Attach fondant trims using damp brush. For heart, use Fabric Mold to make two 8 in. lengths of rick-rack trim and large flower button; attach. For 6 in. tier, use mold to make eight large and 16 small buttons in assorted colors; attach.

Step 6

For 8 in. tier, roll out blue 1/16 in. thick. Cut a 27 x 1 1/2 in. wide strip; attach at center. Use mold to make green scalloped ribbons totaling 27 1/2 in. long; attach over blue strip. Using piping gel method and your favorite font, transfer message around green strip. Use buttercream and tip 1s to cover marks.

Step 7

For petal tier, roll out pink, green, blue and orange fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut 5 x 5 in. wide rectangles, one in each color. Apply to four petals, leaving four petals in between empty. Pipe tip 2 dots. For each remaining petal, use mat to mold four assorted 5 in. lengths of rick-rack trim; attach, about 1 in. apart. Pipe vertical lines between trims using tip 2. For base board, use mold to make eight 6 in. strips of blue rickrack trim; attach to edge with damp brush. Stack cakes. Use buttercream to pipe tip 6 bead border around 6 in. tier and tip 8 bead border around 8 in. tier.

At party: Insert heart.

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