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Drifting Dogwoods Cake and Cupcakes


Makes: Cake serves 24; Each cupcake serves 1

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Step 1

2 days in advance: Make flowers. Tint 1 oz. gum paste light green, 2 oz. blue. Use cutter and instructions from gum paste cutter set to make 55 white dogwood flowers with green centers; let dry overnight in large flower forming cups and additional cups molded from foil. Make five additional dogwood flowers on 22-gauge wire, 6 in. long, following daisy instructions from set to attach wire to center and pull through flower. When dry, brush petals with white Pearl Dust, petal indents with brown/red Color Dust mixture and flower centers with spruce green Color Dust. Use ejector and instructions from set to make 30 small blue blossoms. Let dry. Pipe tip 1 dot centers in white royal icing.

Step 2

Also: Prepare and cover double-thick cake circles trimmed to 9 in. diameter for base board with 14 oz. rolled fondant.

Step 3

Bake and cool 2-layer cakes (trim to 2 1/2 in. layers for 5 in. high cakes) and 28 cupcakes. Ice smooth in buttercream. Prepare cakes for stacked construction but do not stack.

Step 4

Using pattern, make and attach 46 overlapping fondant pleats. Assemble cake on tulle-draped pedestal. Place a dogwood flower on each cupcake. Attach unwired flowers and blossoms to cake and tulle with royal icing. Twist wired flowers together; arrange in flower spike and insert in cake top. Position cupcakes.

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6 x 3 in. Round Pan

6 x 3 in. Round Pan

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8 x 3 in. Round Pan

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