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Golden Gala Cake


For many, there is no substitute for a beautifully detailed buttercream wedding cake. These cakes combine feminine charm with dazzling details such as interlocked icing arches and gold- rimmed carnations.
Makes: Serves 118.?
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Step 1

WEEK IN ADVANCE

Make flowers. Prepare royal icing following recipe directions. Use tip 150 and white royal icing to make 312 carnations with tip 7 bases. Let dry overnight. Use brush and gold Pearl Dust/lemon extract mixture to paint petal edges. Let dry.

Step 2

Make puddle dots. Use tip 3 and white royal icing to make 224 puddle dots, 3/8 in. dia. Let dry. Paint with gold Pearl Dust/lemon extract mixture. Let dry.

Step 3

2 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Bake and cool 6 in., 8 in., 10 in. and 12 in. round cakes. Each cake is 5 in high (two layers, 2 1/2 in. high). Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use spatula to ice smooth. Use cake marker to mark center of each cake side for positioning center flowers. Prepare cakes for stacked construction, stack cakes on base board.

Step 4

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Position flowers and puddle dots. Use tip 3 dots of buttercream to attach carnations at top and bottom borders of all cakes. Attach center row of carnations following markings. Attach puddle dots 1/4 in. from edges of center row carnations and 3/4 in. apart.

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6 in. Round Pan

6 in. Round Pan

8 in. Round pan

8 in. Round pan

10 in. Round Pan

10 in. Round Pan

12 in. Round Pan

12 in. Round Pan

6 in. Cake Circles

6 in. Cake Circles

8 in. Cake Circles

8 in. Cake Circles

10 in. Cake Circles

10 in. Cake Circles

12 in. Cake Circles

12 in. Cake Circles

10 x 14 in. Cake Boards

10 x 14 in. Cake Boards

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

A carnation is a welcomed flower in any season! Try it with a striped bag (stripe on narrow tip side) for lovely color variation.

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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