Guarding The Garden Cake Zoom

Guarding The Garden Cake

Nothing sets a scene like flexible fondant! Look at the dimension here, as flowers and leaves tumble over the sides and a neatly cut grass border trims the base.
Makes: Cake serves 40.

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Step 1

Cover 3 in. high cake with fondant reserve leftover fondant. Cut ladybugs using round Cut-Outs?--large for bodies, medium for heads.

Step 2

Cut 1/2 in. from body and attach body and head to cake with damp brush. Cut spots using small round Cut-Out?; attach. Pipe tip 3 dot eyes in buttercream.

Step 3

Position small fondant balls for pupils. Insert shoestring licorice antennae. Cut 5 large, 9 medium and 9 small fondant flowers using Cut-Outs?.

Step 4

Paint large and medium flower centers with lines of Brush-On Color?. Roll small balls for centers and attach with damp brush. Attach flowers to cake.

Step 5

Cut fondant leaves using medium and small cut-outs. Paint veins with Brush-On Color? and attach next to large and medium flowers.

Step 6

For grass, cut 3/4 in. wide strips with 1/2 in. deep thin slits; dampen uncut edge and attach. Roll logs for letters and attach.

*Note: Mix 2 oz. neon yellow and 1/4 oz. primary yellow with pastel yellow for covering cake; combine 2 oz. of mixture with 1 oz. neon yellow for yellow flowers and 2 oz. of mixture with 1 oz. primary green for leaves.

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12 x 3 in. Round Pan

Cake Board

Fanci-Foil Wrap

A simple way to add color and visual interest to a cake. Cutouts are fondant shapes that can be made in a variety of sizes and colors.

The grass tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the grass tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Our step-by-step video shows you how!

Quick tip on how to attach your fondant accents to your fondant covered cake.

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