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Stained Glass Solemnity Cake

Tinted Piping Gel gives this cake its realistic shimmer and shine. It’s one holiday design that’s sure to earn high praise from family and friends!


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

Make 4 cups buttercream icing:
•Tint 1/2 cup black
• Reserve 3 1/2 cups white

Step 2

Make 1/4 cup white royal icing

Step 3

Use 1 1/4 cups of piping gel:
•Tint 1/4 cup yellow
• Tint 1/4 cup blue
•Tint 1/4 cup pink
• Tint 1/4 cup green
•Tint 1/4 cup violet

Step 4

In Advance: Bake and cool cookie using Roll-Out Cookie recipe and largest circle cutter in 101 Cookie Cutter Set. Ice cookie smooth in white royal icing. Let set.

Step 5

Decorate in Order:
1. Ice cake smooth in white buttercream icing.
2. Using black buttercream icing, pipe tip 3 outlines for stained glass pattern on cake and cookie.
3. Using yellow, pink, violet, blue and green piping gels in cut parchment bags, fill in stained glass areas.
4. Using white buttercream icing, pipe tip 3 bead border on top edge of cake.
5. Using white buttercream icing, pipe tip 21 shell bottom border.
6. Position cookie on cake top.