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Plush Patterns Cake

Patterned pillows will cushion the newlyweds as they take the leap into the land of matrimony! Made with the 3-Tier Pillow Pan Set, these tiers are topped with fun fondant shapes and embellished with Pearl Dust.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

Bake and cool 2-layer cakes using firm-textured batter such as pound cake.

Step 2

Tint fondant: 72 oz. ivory, 36 oz. green, 24 oz. violet, 12 oz. red.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Prepare for Stacked Construction. Roll white fondant into 1/4?in. diameter ropes. Twist 2 together and attach over center seams using fondant adhesive.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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.