Flowers for Mother’s Day Giant Cupcake Cake
Golden Yellow Icing Color *combine lemon yellow icing color with golden yellow icing color for shade shown.
Cake serves 20.
In advance, make fondant flowers. Reserve 2 oz. white fondant. Divide remaining fondant into thirds; tint rose, yellow and orange.
Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut into 3 in. wide strips. Roll half of the strips through the stripes textured press and half through the dots textured press. Cut out 60 flowers with the smallest blossom cutter, 10 of each texture in each color. Place in flower forming cups to dry. Roll white fondant into 5/16 in. dia. balls and attach to centers of flowers with damp brush. Let dry.
Bake and cool cake. Trim 1/2 in. off top of cupcake. Position on a foil-wrapped cake board. Pipe lines vertically on bottom of cake using tip 2A and white buttercream icing. Pipe stems using tip 4 and green buttercream icing. Stack bottom and top cake sections with icing; spatula ice top using blue buttercream icing.
Pipe leaves on stems using tip 352 leaves and green buttercream icing. Attach flowers to cake top using dots of buttercream icing. Pipe leaves in between flowers using tip 366 and green buttercream icing.
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