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Paradise Together Cake

Stack Oval Pan cakes to create an interesting shape. Promote romance by piling on gum paste flowers formed with our Step-Saving Rose Bouquet Flower Cutter Set and readymade Yellow Stamens.


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Step 1

In advance, make 16 gum paste flowers (7 rose/peach combination, 9 violet) and 40 gum paste leaves: Prepare gum paste following package directions. Divide into thirds: tint 1/3 rose/peach combination, 1/3 violet, 1/3 green.

Step 2

Using rose petal cutters from Rose Bouquet Set, cut one of each small and large size petal for each flower.

Step 3

Place petals on foam squares and soften edges with ball tool from Confectionery Tool Set.

Step 4

Sprinkle each petal with Cake Sparkles. Using adhesive (instructions in Rose Bouquet Set), attach petals together, placing small petal inside large.

Step 5

Brush a small ring of adhesive around center of flower and sprinkle area with Cake Sparkles; dip yellow stamens into adhesive and insert into center of flower. Let dry.

Step 6

Roll out green gum paste and cut a sepal for each flower using calyx cutter from Rose Bouquet Set.

Step 7

Attach sepal to back of flower with adhesive. Using green gum paste, roll 16 teardrop-shaped cones, about 3/4 in. long, for backs of flowers; flatten bottom and attach to sepals with adhesive.

Step 8

For two hanging flowers, dip florist wire in adhesive and insert into top of cone; attach to sepals. Let dry.

Step 9

Cut 40 leaves using green gum paste and rose leaf cutter. Make vein impressions on leaves using veining tool from Confectionery Set. Sprinkle leaves with white or green Cake Sparkles™. Let dry on small flower formers dusted with cornstarch.

Step 10

Prepare 1-layer 7 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. and 16 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. cakes for rolled fondant by icing lightly with buttercream. Prepare for stacked construction (p. 118) and set smaller cakes slightly back.

Step 11

Cover cakes with rolled fondant; smooth with Easy Glide Smoothers. Pipe tip 362 shell bottom border. Position figurine, flowers and leaves on cake. Write tip 2 message.