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Beginning His Journey Cake

Celebrate the religious events of spring with Beginning His Journey. This fondant-covered cross cake can be used for Easter, baptisms, first communions, or confirmations.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

Tint portions of fondant green and blue. Make fondant cross sections. Combine 1/2 teaspoon of Gum-Tex with 12 oz. of white fondant. Roll out 1/8 in. thick.

Step 2

Using patterns and paring knife, cut section pieces. Using round cutter, cut center circle. Let all pieces dry on cornstarch-dusted surface.

Step 3

Prepare cake board. Cut double-thick cake board or foamcore 3/4 in. wider than pan. Wrap with foil, brush with piping gel and cover with green fondant.

Step 4

Prepare cross cake for rolled fondant by lightly icing in buttercream. Cover cake with fondant; smooth with Fondant Smoother. Position on fondant-covered board.

Step 5

Pipe tip 1 swirls on cake. Add tip 3 bead bottom border. On fondant center circle, pipe tip 2 letters. Attach cross sections to cake top with buttercream. Edge sections with tip 2 beads.

Step 6

Flatten a ball of fondant to 1 in. diameter and 1/4 in. thick.

Step 7

Attach with buttercream where cross sections meet. Attach center circle with buttercream.

*Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.