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Eyepopping Poppy Cake


A flower can?t open any wider than this poppy! Maybe it?s shouting about the juicy orange, purple and pink color stripes on the cake below. Use the Poppy Gum Paste Cut-Outs Set to make this lush, ruffled flower.
Makes: Cake serves 32.

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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:

? Bright and Bold Orange (formula 151): 1 oz. gum paste + 2 R + 26 O + 18 Y

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

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

? For orange, knead a ¾ in. ball of ultra-concentrated orange into 3 oz. white gum paste.

? For dark green, knead a ¼ in. ball of ultra-concentrated green into a 1 in. ball of white gum paste.

? For light green, knead a ½ in. ball of dark green into a ½ in. ball of white gum paste.

FONDANT COLORS TINTED:

1. Tint ultra-concentrated fondant.

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

? Bright and Bold Orange (formula 151): 1 oz. fondant + 2 R + 26 O + 18 Y

? Bright and Bold Pink (formula 190): 1 oz. fondant + 10 R + 6 P

? Bright and Bold Purple (formula 254): 1 oz. fondant + 4 B + 55 P

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

? For orange, knead a 1in. ball of ultra-concentrated orange into 4 oz. white fondant

? For pink, knead a 1 in. ball of ultra-concentrated pink into 4 oz. white fondant

? For purple, knead a 5/8 in. ball of ultra-concentrated violet into 2 oz. white fondant

Step 2

Make gum paste poppy and flower centers three days in advance. Tint gum paste orange, dark green and light green. Make one wired poppy in orange following instructions in cut-outs set. Let dry following instructions.

Make a wired flower center with light and dark green gum paste following instructions in cut-outs set. Let dry following instructions.

Step 3

Highlight petals two days in advance. Use brush and orange and red Color Dust edible accents mixture to brush petals in deeper orange shade.

Step 4

Assemble flower also two days in advance. Follow cut-outs set directions to make five stamen clusters for flower and assemble flower.

Step 5

Make cakes one day in advance. Bake and cool two 8 in. cake layers and 6 in. cake layer.

Step 6

Cover cakes with fondant. Level, fill and stack cakes on same-size cake circles for a 2-layer 8 in. cake, 6 in. high and a 1-layer 6 in. cake, 3 in. high.

Use spatula and icing to lightly ice cakes smooth.

Cover 6 in. and 8 in. cakes with white fondant. Reserve remaining fondant. Use gold Color Mist to spray 6 in. cake. Let dry, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 7
Prepare cakes for stacked construction with center core rods and support rods and caps. Stack cakes on cake plate.

Step 8

Decorate 8 in. cake. Tint fondant orange, pink and purple.

Use 9 in. fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out colors, separately, 1/8 in. thick. Use fondant trimmer to cut strips, 25 in. long in widths varying from 1/4 in. to 3/4 in.

Use damp brush to attach strips to cake side, starting at bottom and working to top, spacing 1/4 in. to 3/8 in. apart.

Step 9

Position flower. Insert poppy in flower spike. Insert flower spike in 8 in. cake top.

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