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Golden Garden Cake


Makes: Cake serves 378.

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Step 1

3 days in advance: Make gum paste flowers and leaves. Reserve 4 oz. gum paste. Divide remainder into fourths and tint light tan, medium tan, light brown and medium brown (7 oz. each). Roll out 1/16 in. thick as needed. Make three ribbon roses using a strip 2 1/2 in. x 9 in., folded horizontally in half, for each. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted board.

Step 2

Use flower cutter set to make cascading flowers.

For all flowers, roll out gum paste 1/16 in. thick as needed. Cut pieces using cutters from Gum Paste/ Fondant Cutter Set. Make two large flowers. Cut a base using large rose cutter. Cut five petals using small calla lily cutter; attach to base with gum glue adhesive. Let dry in cornstarch-dusted ball pan half.

Make 13 fantasy flowers using various petal combinations cut with small and large rose, hydrangea, large blossom and dogwood cutters. Let individual pieces dry in cornstarch-dusted 2 1/2 in. and 3 in. flower forming cups. When dry, attach petals in two or three layers for each flower with thinned

Make nine hydrangeas, nine large blossoms, nine large rose leaves and 10 hydrangea leaves. Vein some leaves with veining tool on thin foam. Let pieces dry at least two days on wave flower formers.

Paint flowers and leaves with gold Pearl Dust/lemon extract mixture or spray with gold Color Mist food color spray. Let dry. Mix pink Color Dust with some white to lighten. Brush on to highlight petals and leaves as desired.

Step 3

Also: Prepare and cover base board with 48 oz. fondant tinted medium tan (reserve excess fondant). Spray with gold Color Mist food color spray. Let dry.

Step 4

Bake and cool: 2-layer 6 in., 8 in. and 10 in. rounds (trim layers to 2. in. high for 5 in. high cakes); 3-layer 15 in. hexagon (trim one layer to 1 in. high for a 5 in. high cake); 2-layer 16 in. round (4 in. high); and four 18 in. half rounds (you will need four layers 2 in. high for a 4 in. high cake). Prepare and cover cakes with rolled fondant. Spray with pearl Color Mist food color spray; let dry. Prepare for stacked construction.

Step 5

Pipe tip 4 bead bottom borders. Roll out medium tan fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut circle using second largest cutter from set. Attach to front of hexagon tier using thinned fondant adhesive. Paint with gold Pearl Dust/lemon extract mixture. Pipe tip 3 initial; pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Attach flowers and leaves using balls of fondant and thinned fondant adhesive.

** 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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