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Garden Guests Cake

4.5 Average of 4 ratings

Difficulty: Medium
Average of 2 reviews




Ingredients

Makes

Cake serves 94.

Pattern

Garden Guests Cake - Large Butterfly, Side Scrolls

Techniques Used

Instructions:

Step 1

At least 3 days in advance: Make 2 large royal icing butterflies on wires. Tape wing patterns to cake board and cover with waxed paper. For easy release, spray waxed paper with non-stick vegetable pan spray and wipe off excess with soft tissue. For butterfly, cover with tip 4 outlines. Make extras to allow for breakage. Let dry 24 hours. Carefully remove from waxed paper. Assemble butterflies on waxed paper-covered board. For butterfly body, pipe a tip 5 line, 1 1/2 in. long; insert wire and overpipe another tip 5 line. Insert wings and support with cotton balls to maintain angle. Overpipe body with same tip for head and body. Let dry completely.

Step 2

Make fondant flowers. Tint 1 oz. portions of fondant blue, violet, orange and pink. Roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut flowers specified in directions using cutters from set. Place on thick foam and cup centers using rounded end of modeling stick dipped in cornstarch. Roll small balls (1/8 to 1/4 in. diameter) for centers. Attach using damp brush. Let dry. Use assorted colors to make 10-12 each: apple blossoms, daisies and pansies using cutters from set.

Step 3

Prepare base board. Using largest pan as a guide, cut board 1 in. larger than pan on all sides. Cover with chocolate fondant.

Step 4

Bake and cool 2-layer cakes. Ice smooth with chocolate buttercream and prepare for Stacked Construction.

Step 5

Use pattern to mark side scrolls: 1 on top tier, 1 1/2 on middle tier, 2 on bottom tier. Use light brown buttercream icing to cover main stems with tip 7 outlines. Use green to add tip 4 side stems.

Step 6

Pipe tip 6 bead bottom borders. Attach flowers with icing dots.

Step 7

At reception: Fill 2 Flower Spikes with chocolate fondant; insert butterflies, trimming wires as needed to vary heights. Insert spikes into cake.

Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.

Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown.

Combine Brown with Red-Red for light brown shown.