A Gem of a Cake
- Easy-Add White Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant Add to shopping list White Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant
- Easy-Add Kelly Green Icing Color Add to shopping list Kelly Green Icing Color
- Easy-Add Violet Icing Color Add to shopping list Violet Icing Color
- Rose Icing Color (combine rose and violet for shade shown)Easy-Add Rose Icing Color Add to shopping list Rose Icing Color
- Easy-Add Pure Lemon Extract Add to shopping list Pure Lemon Extract
- Easy-Add Gold Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Gold Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Lilac Purple Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Lilac Purple Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Ruby Red Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Ruby Red Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Silver Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Silver Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Leaf Green Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Leaf Green Pearl Dust™
- Favorite cake recipe or mix
- Easy-Add Piping Gel Add to shopping list Piping Gel
Cake serves 60.
- Easy-Add Jewelry Designs Fondant & Gum Paste Mold Add to shopping list Jewelry Designs Fondant & Gum Paste Mold
- Easy-Add Wide Glide™ Rolling Pin Add to shopping list Wide Glide™ Rolling Pin
- Easy-Add Roll-N-Cut Mat Add to shopping list Roll-N-Cut Mat
- Easy-Add Cake Boards Add to shopping list Cake Boards
- Easy-Add Decorator Brush Set Add to shopping list Decorator Brush Set
- Easy-Add 8 in. Square Pan Add to shopping list 8 in. Square Pan
- Easy-Add 12 in. Square Pan Add to shopping list 12 in. Square Pan
- Easy-Add Cooling Grid Add to shopping list Cooling Grid
- Easy-Add Dowel Rods Add to shopping list Dowel Rods
- 14 in. square plywood or foamcore board 1/4 in. thick
- Easy-Add Fanci-Foil Wrap Add to shopping list Fanci-Foil Wrap
1 to 2 days in advance, make fondant jewels. Divide fondant and tint: 2 oz. green, 2 oz. red and 2 oz. violet. Mold 12 red rectangle gems, 12 green rectangle gems, 12 violet square gems, 24 violet round gems, all with white backers. Also mold 12 white square brooches. Let all dry on cornstarch-covered cake board.
For painting, combine Pearl Dust with equal amounts of lemon extract. Paint white backers with gold Pearl Dust. Paint remaining gems with Pearl Dust in coordinating colors. For brooch, paint center in lilac purple Pearl Dust. Paint outside portion with gold Pearl Dust. When dry, attach gems to backers with damp brush.
Bake and cool two 2-layer cakes. Ice cakes smooth with white buttercream icing. Prepare for stacked construction and fondant covering. Tint 72 oz. fondant violet; cover and stack cakes. Position on foil-wrapped foam core.
Using 12 oz. fondant, mold 12 vertical square chain border and 9 horizontal mesh border fondant bands; paint with silver Pearl Dust/lemon extract. Let dry enough to handle. Attach bands to cake with damp brush; vertical bands on top cake; horizontal bands centered on bottom cake sides.
Mold bottom chain-link fondant band and paint with gold Pearl Dust. Attach to bottom border with damp brush.
Attach gems to cake with damp brush. Attach brooches to bands with piping gel.