Plush Patterns Cake
Cake serves 128.
Bake and cool 2-layer cakes using firm-textured batter such as pound cake.
Tint fondant: 72 oz. ivory, 36 oz. green, 24 oz. violet, 12 oz. red.
Assemble cake layers on cut-to-fit cake boards. Ice cakes smooth. Cover top layer with ivory fondant; smooth with Fondant Smoother and trim at seam. Place cake board on top of cake and carefully flip to position ivory layers at bottom. Cover top layers with tinted fondant; smooth with Fondant Smoother.
Prepare for Stacked Construction. Roll white fondant into 1/4?in. diameter ropes. Twist 2 together and attach over center seams using fondant adhesive.
For spirals, roll ropes in various lengths from 4 to 10 in. long. Brush backs with damp brush and attach. For rings, roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut circles using both ends of tips 2A and 12 and narrow end of tip 1A. Reserve center cut-outs for top pillow cake. Attach with damp brush. For dots, use reserved pieces and cut additional circles using wide and narrow ends of tips. Attach.
For tassels, roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut a 2 x 2 1/2 in. wide rectangle. Leaving top 1/2 in. uncut, use knife to cut 1/8 in. wide slits 1 1/2 in. deep. Roll and pinch at top. Roll a 1/2 in. diameter ball; cut hole into bottom, brush with damp brush and insert tassel. Cut a 1/4 x 1 in. strip; attach over seam. Paint all white decorations with Pearl Dust/vanilla mixture.
At reception: Stack cakes.
*Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown.
**The smallest tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the smallest tier.
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