Diamonds are Forever Cake
Cake serves 98.
Several days in advance, make 6 to 8 gum paste roses using large cutter from set. Make 10 to 12 green leaves on wires according to instructions in book. Set aside to dry.
Cut foam core one inch larger all around using largest pan as a guide. Brush foam core with pipe gel and cover with white fondant; set aside.
Prepare 2-layer cakes for stacked construction and to be covered with fondant. Cover cakes with yellow fondant. Stack cakes on fondant-covered board. Using pan as a guide, cut panels of white fondant 1/8 in. thick and 4 in. high down to 1 in. high. Length with varying depending on cake size. Attach white fondant panels to sides of cake with damp brush and seam edges together. Cut strips of fondant 1/16 in. thick x 1/4 in. wide. Attach to fondant panels with damp brush, trim panel, space approximately 3/4 in. to 1 in. apart. Form a 2 x 1/2 in. fondant base for flowers and leaves. Position 6 flowers and 10 leaves on cake.
Cake serves 116 as a party cake. If used as a wedding cake, the top tier is traditionally saved for the first anniversary and the number of servings does not include the top tier; in that case it will serve 98.
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