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Our Blue Heaven Cake

Set atop a crystalline pedestal, this cake projects the very essence of celestial bliss. Swans and other embellishments are easily made with the Classic Accents Fondant Mold. A Kolor-Flow Fountain and Crystal-Look decorations add a heavenly glow.

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Step 1

Mold the following fondant accents using the Classic Accents Mold Set at least 48 hours ahead (make extras to allow for breakage): 4 bows, 6 diamond scallops, 6 bells. Knead extra confectioners' sugar into fondant to prevent sticky texture; lightly dust fondant mold with cornstarch. Press a small amount of fondant into mold; imprint firmly, remove and dry flat on waxed paper. Mold 6 swan duets as above, but set on largest flower former dusted with cornstarch to dry. Let all dry at least 48 hours.

Step 2

Prepare 2-layer 7 in. round, 3 in. deep, 2-layer 12 in. hexagon, 3 in. deep, and 2-layer 15 in. hexagon 4 in. deep for rolled fondant and stacked and pillar construction. Smooth fondant on cakes using Easy-Guide Smoothers.

Step 3

Decorate 7 in. Round: Using Cake Dividing Set, mark cake into 4ths. Following Classic Accents package directions, mold 4 cameo couples. Brush back of cameos with water and position on cake at division marks. Attach bows to top edge of cake between cameos using dots of icing. Outline cameos with tip 2 beads; add tip 2 drop strings and dots 1 1/2 in. deep to connect bows with cameos. Mold bead trim fondant border for all tiers; position at bottom border of 7 in. tier, attaching with decorator brush and water.

Step 4

Decorate 12 in. Hexagon: Attach rectangle scallop to each side, using Decorator Brush and water. Attach bead trim bottom border. Pipe tip 2 beads around rectangle scallops; add tip 2 dots.

Step 5

Decorate 15 in. Hexagon: Do the following separately for each of 6 arched back drop pieces. Tint fondant and roll out larger than back drop pattern. Moisten area on side of cake where fondant will be positioned. Do not brush water beyond area where finished fondant piece will be positioned. Position blue fondant piece on cake, set pattern on fondant and carefully trim around pattern edge using a small paring knife.

Step 6

Using plastic ruler and pastry wheel, score fondant every 3/4 in. for quilt effect. Mold 24 round scallops from tinted fondant, cut in half and position around bottom border of cake, trimming to fit as necessary. Attach bead trim bottom border. Using tip 3, edge arched backdrop with beads and attach fondant bells to corners with dots of icing. Position swans and secure to base with a small piece of fondant brushed with water, press lightly.

Step 7

At reception, set up fountain, pillars: assemble cake, add fresh flowers, Crystal-Look swans and ornament.