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Lots O’ Love Cake

The message is clear on this vivid sheet cake. The pretty lace-edged fondant frame on the cake top is easy to create using the Sugar Sheets! Border Punch and Lace Border Cutting Insert.

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Difficulty: Somewhat Easy



Instructions:

Step 1

Bake and cool one-layer cake. Place on foil-wrapped cake board. Ice smooth with rose buttercream.

Step 2

Tint 7.5 oz. fondant brown and 3 1/2 oz. rose. Roll out brown, rose and white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Using Rotary Cutter, cut 18 strips, 2 long x 1 in. wide, in each color. Attach to cake sides with damp brush, alternating colors.

Step 3

Roll out brown fondant 1/8 in thick. Cut a rectangle, 6 high x 9 in. wide. Trim to fit top left corner of cake. Using punch with Small Heart Cutting Insert, cut out heart, 1 in. from top edge; reserve. Position rectangle on cake.

Step 4

Roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut a rectangle, 6 high x 9 in. wide. Position on center of cake. Using border punch with Lace Border Cutting Insert, cut border pieces, two 9 1/2 in. long and two 6 1/2 in. long, from remaining rolled white fondant. Trim to 1/2 in. high. Position around rectangle.

Step 5

Brush lace border with white Pearl Dust. Using tip 3 and rose buttercream, pipe bead border to cover seam between rectangle and lace border.

Step 6

Using letter cutters from set, cut "LOVE." Brush letters with orchid pink Pearl Dust and position on cake.

Step 7

Position reserved heart at bottom right corner of white rectangle. Roll out remaining rose fondant 1/8 in. thick.

Step 8

Roll out remaining white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut two strips, 11 1/4 long x 1 1/2 in. wide, and two strips, 15 1/4 long x 1/2 in. wide. Using border punch with Lace Border Cutting Insert, punch lace design across strips. Trim all strips to1/2 in. wide. Brush strips with white Pearl Dust.

Step 9

Attach lace strips to bottom of cake using a damp brush. Using tip 3 and rose buttercream, pipe bead border around cake.