A Formal Invitation Cake
Cake serves 15.
In advance: Prepare base board using double-thick cake board cut to 12 in. square. Tint 20 oz. of fondant black and cover board.
Prepare 1-layer cake for rolled fondant. Cover cake and smooth with Fondant Smoother. For ribbon, roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut a 1 1/4 x 12 in. long strip. Cut bottom end of strip diagonally. Quilt all edges using serrated quilting wheel from set. Starting at back side of cake, 1 1/4 in. from left edge, attach strip with damp brush. Cut two strips 1/8 x 14 in. long and attach 1/4 in. from each side of ribbon with damp brush. Paint ribbon and strips with mixture of Pearl Dust and vanilla.
For monogram background, roll out fondant 1/4 in. thick; cut a 1 3/4 x 2 in. rectangle. Attach to ribbon with damp brush. Cut and attach 1/8 in. wide strips to rectangle edges with damp brush. Paint edges with Pearl Dust/vanilla mixture. Write tip 2 initial and tip 3 message. Pipe tip 3 bead bottom border.
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