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Their New Horizon Cake

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Instructions:

Step 1

In advance: Make bride and groom. Tint fondant: 8 oz. light rose, 8 oz. black, 8 oz. skin tone; reserve 72 oz. white. Use 2.5 in. globes for heads and bodies. Tape top holes closed on globes for heads. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Brush globes lightly with Piping Gel.

For adult heads, cut a 6 in. fondant circle; for body, cut a 2 1/2 x 8 in. fondant strip. Attach fondant to globes; smooth with hand. Cut fondant away from open holes. Cut 3-6 in. diameter circles for hair, then use knife to cut hairline; carefully remove excess fondant. Attach hairline with damp brush, then smooth. If desired, add 2nd layer or use veining tool to add detail. Let dry 1 hour before drawing facial features. Use FoodWriters to draw dot eyes and outline mouths.

Step 2

For Bride: Roll 2 1/2 in long logs, 3/8 in. wide for arms; shape and attach. Cut small ovals for sleeves or cut two white pansies; cut off 2 top petals. Attach sleeves above arms. Also, add hair curls: Roll out black fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut 1/4 in. wide strips from 4 to 6 in. long. Loosely wrap around wooden dowel rods to form curls. Let set 5-10 minutes. Slide off and let set another 10 minutes, then attach to top of hair. For tiara: Roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut shape using pattern. Attach Sugar Pearls for jewels with Piping Gel.

Step 3

For Groom: Use pattern to cut away shirt front; cut white shirt and insert. Cut small triangles for collar as needed. Use pattern to cut 1 lapel; reverse pattern for 2nd lapel. Attach using damp brush. Shape 3/4 in. wide bow tie; or cut a 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. strip for straight tie; attach. Roll 2 1/2 in. long logs, 1/2 in. wide for arms; shape and attach. Roll and flatten small balls for hands; cut slits for fingers and attach.

Step 4

Also in advance: Make pansies. Tint 8 oz. fondant light rose. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut 100 light rose and 1 white pansy using cutter from set. Set on thick foam and shape using ball tool. Roll small balls for centers; attach using damp brush. Let dry in melting plate.

Step 5

Finally in advance: Prepare base board. Using 13.5 x 9.8 in. pan as a guide, cut board 3/4 in. larger then pan on all sides. Cover with 36 oz. dark rose fondant.

Step 6

Bake and cool 1-layer cakes. Prepare for Stacked Construction. Prepare and cover with rolled fondant. Pipe tip 4 bead bottom borders.

Step 7

Position pansies. Trim 2 pillars to 6 in.; insert in top layer. Slide bride and groom over pillars. Attach white pansy in bride’s hands with dots of icing.

*Combine Brown with Red-Red and Black for skin tone shown.