Carnation Presentation Cake
white vegetable shortening
Cake serves 12.
In advance: Make flowers. Roll out gum paste less than 1/16 in. thick. Make at least 25 gum paste carnations. Let dry.
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.
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