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Floral Finery Cake

Rest your eyes on our poised pillow cakes and dream of the perfect wedding reception. Made in our Pillow Pan Set, each tier is covered with a pretty embossed floral fondant motif using the Floral Fantasy Fondant Imprint Mat.

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Difficulty: Somewhat Difficult



Instructions:

Step 1

In advance: Prepare base board. Cover plywood or foamcore board with 48 oz. white fondant. Reserve remaining fondant.

Step 2

Bake and cool 2-layer cakes using firm-textured batter such as pound cake. Each pan will need to be baked twice, iced and stacked together to achieve the full pillow effect. Assemble each cake on a cake board cut to fit. Ice cake smooth and cover top layer with white fondant. Smooth with Fondant Smoother and trim at seam.

Step 3

Place cake board on top of cake and carefully flip to position covered layer at bottom. Tint 72 oz. fondant ivory. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Imprint fondant with design following Imprint Mat instructions. Cover cake tops with imprinted ivory fondant. Brush with Pearl Dust.

Step 4

Fill in imprint designs using white icing and tip 2. Prepare cakes for Stacked Construction. Pipe tip 6 bead border over seam.

Step 5

Make 4 tassels for each tier. Roll out white fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut a 4 x 2 1/2 in. wide rectangle. Cut 1/8 x 2 in. deep slits on bottom edge with knife. Roll up strip. Pinch and shape uncut top into a ball. Cut a 1/4 x 1 in. strip. Wrap around tassel under ball, attaching with fondant adhesive. Trim ends for a 2 1/2 in. long tassel. Attach to cake corners with adhesive.

Step 6

At reception: Stack cakes.

*The smallest tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the smallest tier.