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Exotic Peony Cake


Peonies are said to foretell good fortune, making this beautifully rounded gum paste flower a great choice for weddings. Use the Peony Gum Paste Cut-Outs Set to cut the lush, jagged petals. Complete instructions for cutting and assembling the flower are in the set.
Makes: Cake serves 31.

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Step 1

GUM PASTE COLORS TINTED:

1. Tint ultra-concentrated gum paste. Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint gum paste in the following shades:

? Pastel Pink (formula 1895): 1 oz. gum paste + 1 P ? Autumn Green (formula 377): 1 oz. gum paste + 25 Y + 3 B + 2 BR + 1 BK

2. Mix ultra-concentrated color gum paste with white gum paste.

? For pink, knead a 1/2 in. ball of ultra-concentrated pink into 6 oz. white gum paste

? For green, knead a 1/2 in. ball of ultra-concentrated green into 1 oz. white gum paste

FONDANT COLORS TINTED:

Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint fondant in the following shades:

? Neutral Sand (formula 7506): 24 oz. fondant + 1 BR + 1Y

? Winter Ice Blue (formula 2905): 24 oz. fondant + 1 BK + 1 B

Also tint an additional 12 oz. of sand fondant as follows:

1. Tint ultra-concentrated fondant.

? Neutral Sand (formula 7506): 1 oz. fondant + 1 BR + 1 Y

2. Mix ultra-concentrated color fondant with white fondant.

? Knead a 3/4 in. ball of ultra-concentrated sand into a 12 oz. white gum paste.

Combine all sand fondant to make 36 oz. used to cover cake.

ICING COLOR TINTED:

Use Color Right base color and QuickCount color formula to tint icing in the following shades:

1. Tint ultra-concentrated icing. Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint icing in the following shades:

? Winter Ice Blue (formula 2905): 1/4 cup icing + 1 BK + 1 B

2. Mix ultra-concentrated color icing with white icing.

? For 6 in. cake: Add 1 to 2 teaspoons ultra-concentrated blue to ½ cup white icing.

? For 10 in. cake: Add 1 to 2 teaspoons ultra-concentrated blue to 1 cup white icing.

? Reserve remaining 4-3/4 cups icing white

Step 2

Make peony three days in advance. Tint gum paste pink and green. Make one wired peony in pink following instructions in cut-outs set, excluding the last row of large petals. Let dry following instructions.

Make two wired gum paste leaves in green, following instructions in cut-outs set. Let dry following instructions.

Step 3

Make layered cake. Bake and cool two 6 in. cake layers and one 10 in. cake layer.

Step 4

Cover cakes with fondant. Level, fill and stack cakes on same-size cake circles for a 2-layer 6 in. cake, 6 in. high and a 1-layer 10 in. cake, 2 in. high.

Tint fondant sand and blue. Use spatula and white icing to lightly ice cakes smooth. Cover 6 in. cake with sand fondant and 10 in. cake with ice blue fondant.

Step 5

Assemble cake. Prepare cakes for stacked construction with center core rods and support rods and caps. Stack cakes on cake plate.

Step 6

Decorate cake. Tint 2 cups icing winter ice blue.

Use cake dividing chart and toothpick to divide 6 in. cake at top edge into 10ths. In each section, mark 1 in. down at center of section. Use tip 2, a disposable decorating bag and darker blue icing to pipe scallop design, 1 in. deep, at division marks. Pipe an outline teardrop shape in each scallop section. Pipe bead flower with dot center above center teardrop shape.

Use tip 6 and lighter blue to pipe bead bottom border on 10 in. cake.

Insert peony in flower spike. Insert flower spike in 10 in. cake top.

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Color Right Performance Color System ((see Colors Tinted below))

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Peony Gum Paste Cut-Outs Set ((small, medium and large peony, leaf cut-outs used))

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heavy-duty aluminum foil

heavy-duty aluminum foil

floral wire and tape

floral wire and tape ((20-gauge [three 6 in. pieces used], 26-gauge [23 4-in. pieces used]))

Hot glue

Hot glue

1 1/2 in. craft foam ball

1 1/2 in. craft foam ball

6 in. Round Pan

6 in. Round Pan

10 in. Round Pan

10 in. Round Pan

6 in. Cake Circles

6 in. Cake Circles

10 in. Cake Circles

10 in. Cake Circles

Cake plate

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12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

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.

Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

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