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Carnation Presentation Cake

A carnation bouquet adds its puffed presence to a pink fondant cake for the perfect shower or Mother’s Day design. The textured flowers are balanced by smooth balls of fondant on side stripes and bottom border.

4.4 Average of 16 ratings

Difficulty: Medium
Average of 7 reviews


Step 1

In advance: Make flowers. Roll out gum paste less than 1/16 in. thick. Make at least 25 gum paste carnations. Let dry.

Step 2

Tint white fondant pink using a very small amount of neon fondant. Prepare and cover 2-layer cake with fondant; smooth with Fondant Smoother. Roll out additional pink fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 20 strips 1/4 in. wide, in varying lengths. Attach strips to cake sides, 1 in. apart, with gum glue adhesive. Roll 1/8 in. diameter balls and attach to strips with gum glue adhesive. For bottom border, roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut circles using smallest round Cut-Out. Roll into 3/8 in. diameter balls and attach for bottom border. Position carnations on cake top, securing with small pieces of pink fondant and gum glue adhesive.