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Soaking in the Sweetness Cake

Give mom the luxury she deserves! Decorated with Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant, this bubble bath cake is an inspired way to show mom she deserves the best.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

Divide fondant and tint: 2 oz. yellow, 2 oz. ivory, 2 oz. pink, 3 oz. blue, 1 oz. brown, and 5 oz. black. Reserve remaining white.

Step 2

Cut Cake Boards: Floorboard 11 3/4 in. x 7 1/2 in.; cake board 7 7/8 in. x 4 in. Cover boards in Fanci-Foil Wrap.

Step 3

Roll out black and white fondant to 1/8 in. thick. Cut 114 each black and white squares using smallest square Cut-Out. Attach to floorboard using tip 2 and piping gel.

Step 4

Make Candles: Roll four balls of ivory fondant from 1/2 in to 3/4 in. dia. Shape each into logs. Cut four pieces of black shoestring licorice to 1/2 in. long. Insert into tops of candles. Marble 1/4 in. dia. ball of white fondant with yellow icing color for each candle. Shape into flames and push on top of black licorice. Pipe drips on candles using tip 2 and ivory icing.

Step 5

Make Towel: Roll out blue fondant to 1/16 in. thick. Cut into 2 in. x 4 in. rectangle. Fold in half, and then fold again in half. Imprint design on towel using end of spatula. Pipe “MOM” using tip 2 and white icing.

Step 6

Make Floor Mat: Press 1 oz. ball of yellow fondant into floral shape of fondant mold.

Step 7

Make Slippers: Roll two 1/2 in balls of blue fondant into log shapes. Press one end of log flat to shape heel of slipper. Hollow out the inside of other end using back end of brush. Pipe dots in flower formation on each using tip 2 and white icing.

Step 8

Make Bath Pillow: Shape 1 oz. blue fondant into half oval shape.

Step 9

Make Candy Dish: Roll out small amount of fondant 1/8 in thick. Cut into 1 in. x 2 in. rectangle. Shape edges using finger.

Make Candy: Roll brown fondant into 3/16 in. balls. Place in candy dish.

Step 10

Make Magazine: Roll out white fondant to 1/8 in. thick. Cut into 1 1/2 in. x 2 in. rectangle. Fold in half to create a crease. Open and let dry resting ends on brushes. When dry, mark pages using black edible color marker.

Step 11

Make Feet of Tub: Roll pink fondant into four 3/8 oz. logs. Shape one end of each thicker and press into center of floral shape of fondant mold to imprint design. Shape thinner end up and flatten bottom.

Step 12

Prepare Cake Board:Cut hidden pillars into four 1 in. lengths. Glue to bottom of prepared cake board at each corner 1 in. from long edges and 1 1/2 in. in from short edges.

Step 13

Bake and cool cake. Cut off top of cake to level. Cut out a 2 3/4 in. long x 2 in. wide oval, 1 1/2 in. deep, centered and 1 1/2 in. from short end of cake. Position on prepared cake board. Ice cake top smooth using white icing. Ice cake sides smooth using pink icing.

Step 14

Cut 1 in. off end of doll pick. Tie hair up on pick using florist wire. Position pick in cut out area at an angle. Place bath pillow under doll’s head.

Step 15

Pipe three lines around top edge of cake and one line around bottom edge of cake using tip 8 and pink icing. Attach feet to bathtub using dots of pink icing.

Step 16

Pipe bubble dots using tip 8 and white icing. Brush with white sparkle gel.

Step 17

Attach candy dish and candles with dots of icing.

Step 18

Position towel, bath mat and slippers around bathtub. Attach candy piece in one hand of doll pick. Attach magazine in other hand using thinned fondant adhesive.