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Grabbing His Garden Gift Cake

The Easter bunny is caught Grabbing His Garden Gift. 3-D cake-on-cake design features fondant flowers you make and shape ahead of time using the Pastel Multi Pack of Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant .


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

At least 48 hours in advance: Make fondant daisies. Tint 4 oz. white fondant violet using violet icing color with a little rose.

Step 2

Add rose color to pastel pink fondant to deepen color. Add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to each 4 oz. fondant.

Step 3

Roll out colors 1/8 in. thick and cut 30 medium and 20 small daisies in various colors using Cut-Outs.

Step 4

On thin foam, soften petals from outside petal tip toward center using medium ball tool from set.

Step 5

Cup centers of flowers on thick foam using dogbone tool. Roll 1/8 to 1/4 in. fondant balls for flower centers; flatten slightly and attach with damp brush.

Step 6

Let dry on medium flower formers dusted with cornstarch. At least 24 hours in advance: Make 3 flower calyxes. Roll a 1/2 in. ball of pastel green fondant; shape into a teardrop.

Step 7

Dip florist wire in water and insert in tip of teardrop; flatten top and let dry overnight in craft block. Attach 3 large daisies to bases with thinned fondant adhesive.

Step 8

Ice 1-layer oval cake smooth. Dowel rod area where bunny will sit. Position bunny cake. Ice inner ears smooth.

Step 9

Outline legs and mouth with tip 3. Build up hands with tip 1A. Cover bunny with tip 16 stars. Add tip 16 rosette tail.

Step 10

Attach candy-coated chocolate eyes and jelly bean nose with dots of icing. Attach daisies to cake sides with dots of icing.

Step 11

Thread wired flowers through a 1 1/2 in. piece of drinking straw. Push straw up to align with hand position.

Step 12

Add a 2 in. piece of drinking straw to bottoms of wires for inserting in base cake. Insert flowers in hands.