Ark Adventures Cake
All aboard for fun! Animal lovers of all ages will love this boatful of fondant critters floating atop a sea. It’s fashioned from Diamond Pan Set cakes covered with blue fondant and curvy fondant waves.
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- Easy-Add Leaf Green Icing Color Add to shopping list Leaf Green Icing Color
- Easy-Add Violet Icing Color Add to shopping list Violet Icing Color
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- Easy-Add Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant Add to shopping list Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant
- Easy-Add Gum-Tex™ Add to shopping list Gum-Tex™
- Easy-Add White Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list White Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Sapphire Blue Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Sapphire Blue Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Piping Gel Add to shopping list Piping Gel
Cake serves 32.
- Diamond Pan Set (10.25 x 7.4 x 2 in., 15 x 11 x 2 in. used)Easy-Add Diamond Pan Set Add to shopping list Diamond Pan Set
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- Easy-Add 10-Pc. Fondant/Gum Paste Tool Set Add to shopping list 10-Pc. Fondant/Gum Paste Tool Set
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- Easy-Add Heart Cut-Outs™ Add to shopping list Heart Cut-Outs™
- Easy-Add Candy Melting Plate Add to shopping list Candy Melting Plate
- Easy-Add 4 in. Lollipop Sticks Add to shopping list 4 in. Lollipop Sticks
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- Easy-Add Fanci-Foil Wrap Add to shopping list Fanci-Foil Wrap
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- 18 x 15 in. plywood or foamcore board (1/2 in. thick)
- Waxed paper
In advance: Make fondant waves. Add 1 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 10 oz. tinted fondant; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use patterns to cut 20 small waves (four 5 1/2 in. wide, eight each 4 and 3 in. wide in various shapes) and 4 large waves. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface. Paint on swirled details using white and blue Pearl Dust mixed with lemon extract.
Also: Make fondant cabin and windows. Tint 4 oz. fondant lime green (reserve 2 oz. green for railings), 2 oz. yellow. Add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to each. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use patterns to cut cabin side and roof. Tint 2 oz. fondant dark violet. Roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut a 1 x 1 3/4 in. top window, each 1 1/2 x 2 in., and a 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. strip to edge roof. Attach with damp brush. Let dry. Reserve remaining dark violet. Attach roof to wall using Thinned Fondant Adhesive. Attach 2 lollipop sticks to back of wall, allowing 2 in. to extend at bottom to insert into cake. Let dry.
And: Make fondant animals on waxed paper-covered boards. Attach monkeys to window.
Bake and cool 2-layer cakes. Prepare for Stacked Construction and rolled fondant. Tint 51 oz. fondant blue, 24 oz. yellow. Cover cakes and board with rolled fondant. Stack cakes on prepared board. Roll out reserved dark violet fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 4 windows 1 1/2 x 2 in.; attach to cake sides with damp brush. Use toothpicks to mark position for 3 stripes on cake sides; begin 3/4 in. down from top edge and mark stripes 3/4 in apart. Mark cabin wall for 7 vertical stripes, 1/2 in. apart. Roll out yellow fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 1/8 in. wide strips and attach over marks using damp brush. Attach waves around cakes using fondant adhesive; insert 1/4 in. diameter fondant logs as spacers between sections for layered effect. Roll out reserved lime green 1/8 in. thick. Cut two 1/2 x 13 in. strips with rounded ends for railing; attach around cake using fondant adhesive. Position cabin and insert animals.
*Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown. Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow ark. Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for lime green shown.