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Decked-Out Tree Tower Cake

Talk about the ultimate Christmas Spirit! Three-tiered cakes on hidden pillar and plates showcase the most beautiful fondant ornaments, stars and holly garland.

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Difficulty: Somewhat Easy



Ingredients

Makes

Cake serves 30.

Pattern

Decked Out Tree Tower Cake - Star Topper

Techniques Used

Tools

Instructions:

Step 1

2-3 days in advance: Prepare fondant for trims. Add 3 teaspoons Gum-Tex to 30 oz. fondant. Tint as follows: 12 oz. green, 8 oz. gold and 8 oz. silver (use a small amount of Black); reserve 2 oz. white.

Step 2

Make star topper and ornaments; attach ornaments to plates.

Step 3

Make leaves and berries.

Step 4

Bake and cool 1-layer cakes. Prepare and cover with 48 oz. light green fondant. Prepare for Push-In Pillar Construction; use 6 in. and 8 in. plates to mark positions for pillars on 8 in. and 10 in. cakes. Trim 8 hidden pillars to 5 1/2 in. high for top 2 tiers; trim 4 pillars to 3 1/2 in. high for bottom tier. At party: Assemble cakes and attach leaves and berries to cakes using thinned fondant adhesive. Insert star topper.

*Combine Kelly Green with Moss Green for green leaves. Combine Buttercup Yellow with Brown for gold ornaments.