Add texture and style to your wedding cake creation with this Drapes Take Shape Wedding Cake. Also appropriate for large birthday parties, anniversary parties or showers, this stunning two-tier cake is a testament to the art of piping. But it’s not as hard as it looks! By using the Graceful Vines Fondant Imprint Mat, you can create an outline for your design right on the fondant, so all you have to do is pipe over the vine imprint. An eye-catching cake no matter what the event, the Drapes Take Shape Wedding Cake is a great way to show off your piping skills (and no one has to know your secret)!
Insert 4 in. plastic dowel rod in center of 8 in. cake to support topper. Use macrame mold to make four quilted border sections. Attach for bottom border of 8 in. cake with piping gel, trimming as needed.
Use cake divider to divide 12 in. cake in tenths, marking cake at top. Roll 10- 2 in. balls of fondant into tapered 5 in. long logs. Attach at marks with piping gel, wide end down. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Imprint design using graceful vines mat. Cut 10 rectangles, 8 in. x 7 in. Form vertical pleats by placing three plastic dowel rods under fondant alternating with two bamboo dowel rods on top. Remove rods and pinch top of rectangle closed to create a triangular drape. Attach over fondant logs with piping gel, curling bottom edges under slightly for puddle effect.
Use snow white buttercream icing and tip 2 to pipe over imprinted designs.
Stack up something really special by modeling these blocks using The Wilton Method of 3-D Character Modeling online instructions. As an edible topper, it looks great on a baby shower cake or treat. Or, change out the color to celebrate a kindergarten graduation!