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Fancy Facade Cake


Fit for a royal celebration, this Fancy Fa├žade cake will provide a stunning centerpiece for a wedding or anniversary party. Each ruby red panel is decorated with elegant royal icing scrollwork.
Makes: Cake serves 156

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Step 1

About one week in advance: Make panels. Roll out gum paste 1/16 in. thick. Use pattern to cut out 77 full panels. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry 24 hours on cornstarch dusted boards. Thin royal icing slightly. Using cut parchment bag, pipe 231 Puddle Dots 3/8 in. diameter on waxed paper-covered boards. Let dry 24 hours.

Step 2

Mix 8 oz. fondant with 8 oz. gum paste; tint burgundy. Roll out 1/16 in. thick. Use pattern to cut 77 inner panels. Attach over white panels using damp brush. Let dry 24 hours. Use toothpick to transfer scroll pattern details to panels. Decorate with full-strength royal icing. Pipe details using tip 1 scrolls, dots and fleur-delis. Pipe outside border with tip 5. Overpipe borders with tip 1. Let dry 24 hours. Attach puddle dots to center and top and bottom points.

Step 3

Cover separators from Tailored Tiers Set with 2 in. wide fondant strips 13 in. and 23 in. long; attach using piping gel. Cover round craft block base with fondant; attach using piping gel.

Step 4

Bake and cool 2-layer cakes. Prepare and cover with rolled fondant. Prepare for Tailored Tiers Construction. Place 16 in. tier on double-thick 16 in. cake circle. At reception: Assemble cakes. Use royal icing to attach panels to cake sides starting at back of top tier.

*Combine Burgundy with Rose for burgundy shown.

** The smallest tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the smallest tier.

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8 x 2 in. Round Pan

8 x 2 in. Round Pan

12 x 2 in. Round Pan

12 x 2 in. Round Pan

16 x 2 in. Round Pan

16 x 2 in. Round Pan

16 in. Cake Circles

16 in. Cake Circles

Cake Boards

Cake Boards

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Knife

Knife

Ruler

Ruler

Waxed paper

Waxed paper

Toothpicks

Toothpicks

12 x 3 in. craft foam circle

12 x 3 in. craft foam circle

Versatile disks of thinned royal or color flow icing are made in advance, dried, and used as accents, buttons and faces.

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