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Candy Frills Cake

All ruffled and ready to go, this cake is perfect for a princess party or a bridal shower. Just shape the candy clay ruffles with your fingers and attach around the cake to experience that “wow” moment.


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Step 1

Make candy clay 1 day in advance. Prepare candy clay following recipe directions using white Candy Melts candy. Let set overnight.

Step 2

Make cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cake.

Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use candy colors to tint pink. Stack and fill for a 2-layer cake 4 in. high. Place on foil-wrapped cake circle. Use spatula and rose icing to ice cake smooth.

Step 3

Make candy clay ruffles. Knead candy clay until pliable. Tint rose. Use 9 in. fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out candy clay 1/8 in. thick.

Make ruffles for cake sides and top using the following strips. For cake sides, cut six strips, 1 1/4 in. wide x 18 in. long. You will use two strips for each ruffle around the cake. For cake top, cut two strips, 1 1/4 in. wide x 18 in. long, two strips, 1 1/4 in. wide x 14 in. long, two strips 1 1/4 in. wide x 10 in. long and one strip 1 1/4 in. wide x 6 in. long.

Step 4

Attach ruffles. Use toothpick to mark cake sides 2 1/2 and 3 in. from bottom. Use tip 3 and cut decorating bag to pipe a line of icing around cake at each marking. Attach two 18 in. long strips each at 3 in., 2 1/2 in. marking and for bottom border, ruffling the strip as you attach.

Use toothpick to mark cake top 1 3/4 in., 2 1/2 in. and 3 in. from edge. Position two 18 in. strips at 1 3/4 in. mark, two 14 in. strips at 2 1/2 in. mark, two 10 in. strips at 3 in. mark and the 6 in. strip at center of cake top, ruffling the strips as you attach.