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Garden Terraces Cake


With an unique shape, contemporary look, and interesting color combination, this 3 tiered stacked cake adds a distinctive look to your special day.
Makes: Cake serves 94.
Skill Level: Medium

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Step 1

Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown. Several days in advance: Make 75 gum paste ruffled fantasy flowers on wires.

Step 2

One day in advance: Prepare base board. Cut foamcore board 2 in. larger than largest paisley pan; wrap with foil and brush with piping gel.

Tint 36 oz. fondant black; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut piece 2 in. larger than board. Cover board and smooth with Fondant Smoother.

Step 3

Prepare 2-layer cakes for stacked construction and rolled fondant; cover cakes with fondant and smooth with Fondant Smoother.

Step 4

Trace greenery pattern onto waxed paper. Hold against cake sides and use toothpick to imprint designs on fondant. Use royal icing to cover designs with tip 1 outlines; add random tip 1 dots. Pipe tip 5 bead bottom borders.

Step 5

Shape flowers into 2 medium (20 flowers each) and 1 large (30 flowers) crescent-shaped sprays by wrapping stems together with florist tape.

Step 6

Cut a plastic dowel rod to 5 1/2 in.; insert in top cake, 1 in. from back left edge. Position 1 medium floral spray by inserting stems into dowel rod. Position remaining floral sprays using flower spikes.

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

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Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Meringue Powder

Meringue Powder

cornstarch

cornstarch

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3-Tier Paisley Pan Set ((all pans used))

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Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

20 x 30 in. foamcore board

20 x 30 in. foamcore board ((1/2 in. thick))

26-gauge florist wire

75 pieces 26-gauge florist wire ((5 1/2 in. long))

Florist tape

Florist tape

Toothpicks

Toothpicks

Waxed paper

Waxed paper

Scissors or Wire Cutters

Scissors or Wire Cutters

Knife

Knife

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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