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Candlelit Romance Cake

Wire lace and candlelight make this cake a romantic, climactic event. The openwork accessories set a fanciful mood, ideally suited to icing flowers and greenery. Our candlelight stand provides effortless assembly.

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Difficulty: Somewhat Difficult



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Instructions:

Step 1

Using royal icing, make 360 tip 102 sweet peas (120 each: light rose, medium rose, dark rose).

Step 2

Make 300 tip 103 sweet peas (100 each: light rose, medium rose, dark rose).

Step 3

Make 300 tip 104 sweet peas (100 each: light rose, medium rose, dark rose). Make extras to allow for breakage. Let dry.

Step 4

Ice and prepare 2-layer cakes for stacked construction. Cut a board large enough to fit 15 in. hexagon cake and cover with foil. Divide 7 in. round into 6ths.

Step 5

Arrange tip 102 sweet peas around top border and cascade flowers down sides of cake; add tip 349 leaves.

Step 6

For 12 in. hexagon: Pipe tip 9 line around base of cake; add tip 6 triple bead bottom border. Position 8 in. plate on top of cake; edge plate with tip 5 beads.

Step 7

Pipe tip 8 zigzag-motion mound of icing at corners in a triangle shape. Position tip 103 sweet peas into icing, cascading flowers down corners of cake. Pipe tip 349 leaves.

Step 8

For 15 in. hexagon: Pipe tip 11 line of icing around bottom border of cake. Pipe tip 7 triple bead bottom border. Pipe tip 8 zigzag-motion mound of icing at corners in a triangle shape.

Step 9

Position tip 103 and 104 sweet peas into icing, cascading flowers down corners of cake. Pipe tip 349 leaves. Attach filigree hearts to top, using Buttercream icing.

Step 10

At reception: Position separator plate on stand, then place cake. Place wire separator on top of 12 in. hexagon. Trim center flower and pearl spray from floral puff accent; attach to plate legs with icing. Position 7 in. round cake and pipe tip 8 line of icing around bottom edge. Add tip 5 triple bead bottom border. Position ornament and candles.

*The 6 in. Wire Lace Separator Ring is no longer available. Instead use a 10 in. separator plate with the 9 in. Wire Lace Cake Separator Ring. The 10 in. will come to the edge but the flower decorations should cover it.