Thinking Cap Cake
For the student who gets the details right, here’s the perfect cake. The sides are created from fondant with our Graceful Vines Fondant Mat, which imprints the beautiful leaf and tendril design.
- Easy-Add Red-Red Icing Color Add to shopping list Red-Red Icing Color
- Easy-Add Ivory Icing Color Add to shopping list Ivory Icing Color
- Easy-Add Black Icing Color Add to shopping list Black Icing Color
- Easy-Add Golden Yellow Icing Color Add to shopping list Golden Yellow Icing Color
- Easy-Add Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant Add to shopping list Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant
- Easy-Add Ruby Red Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Ruby Red Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Yellow Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Yellow Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Leaf Green Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Leaf Green Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Red Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list Red Candy Melts® Candy
- Easy-Add Piping Gel Add to shopping list Piping Gel
Cake serves 63.
- Easy-Add 14 x 2 in. Square Add to shopping list 14 x 2 in. Square
- Easy-Add Topping Off Success Pan Add to shopping list Topping Off Success Pan
- Easy-Add Tip: 2 Add to shopping list Tip: 2
- Easy-Add Tip: 8 Add to shopping list Tip: 8
- Easy-Add Brush Set Add to shopping list Brush Set
- Easy-Add Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother Add to shopping list Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother
- Easy-Add Cutter/Embosser Add to shopping list Cutter/Embosser
- Easy-Add Graceful Vines Fondant Imprint Mat Add to shopping list Graceful Vines Fondant Imprint Mat
- Easy-Add Rolling Pin Add to shopping list Rolling Pin
- Easy-Add Roll-N-Cut Mat Add to shopping list Roll-N-Cut Mat
- Easy-Add Alphabet Candy Mold Add to shopping list Alphabet Candy Mold
- Easy-Add Cake Board Add to shopping list Cake Board
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- 1/2 in. thick foamcore board (16 x 16 inches)
- Fine tip artist brush
In advance: Make base board. Tint 48 oz. fondant red. Cover foamcore board with fondant. Also: Mold cap candy plaque using 2 1/2 pks. of candy. Position on foil-covered cake board, cut to fit. Mold candy message, filling letter cavities 1/3 full.
Bake and cool 2-layer cake (trim 2 in. layers to 1 1/2 in. for a 3 in. high cake). Ice smooth; position on prepared board. For cake side strips, tint 36 oz. fondant ivory; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Place on Imprint Mat and roll over once to imprint design. Remove from mat and cut into 3 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. strips. Attach strips to cake sides; trim as needed to fit. Mix Pearl Dust with lemon extract; paint over imprinted details on side panels with fine-tip brush.
For cake side strips, tint 36 oz. fondant ivory; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Place on Imprint Mat and roll over once to imprint design. Remove from mat and cut into 3 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. strips. Attach strips to cake sides; trim as needed to fit. Mix Pearl Dust with lemon extract; paint over imprinted details on side panels with fine-tip brush.
Using buttercream icing, pipe tip 8 bead top and bottom borders. Add tip 2 beads at corners; pipe dot flower centers. Position cap and letters.
Tint remaining fondant yellow. Roll 2 ropes, 1/8 x 8 in. long; twist together for cord. Roll a 3/8 in. ball and flatten slightly for button. For tassel, roll out remaining yellow fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut a 3 x 2 in. long rectangle. Use scissors to cut slits, 1/8 in. wide and 1 3/4 in. deep. Roll and pinch end to form tassel. Attach string, button and tassel with melted candy.
*Combine Red-Red with a little Black for red fondant.