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Leaf Circle Tiered Fondant Cake


The contrasts of light and dark, smooth and scalloped, lift this earth-toned cake above the ordinary! Cut the leaves using all six sizes of smooth and scalloped edge cut-outs from the Leaves Double Cut-Outs Set.
Makes: Cake serves 32.

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Step 1

Cover base board with fondant 1 day in advance. Tint 23 oz. fondant ivory. Cover silver cake base with ivory fondant. Reserve remaining ivory fondant.

Step 2

Make fondant leaves 1 day in advance. Use 20 in. fondant roller with blue guide rings to roll out reserved ivory fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use leaves double cut-outs to cut the following leaves in ivory fondant.

  • Largest cut-out (1 1/4 in. x 2 1/4 in.): 22 using crinkled side, six using smooth side
  • Second largest cut-out (1 1/16 in. x 2 3/8 in.): 11 using crinkled side, four using smooth side
  • Third largest (7/8 in. x 1 15/16 in.): five using crinkled side, seven using smooth side
  • Third smallest (3/4 in. x 1 11/16 in.): 12 using crinkled side, three using smooth side
  • Second smallest (9/16 in. x 1 1/4 in.): five using crinkled side, three using smooth side
  • Smallest (1/2 in. x 1 in.): seven using crinkled side, two using smooth side.

Use small end of veining tool from set to vein all leaves on thin shaping foam. Let all leaves dry overnight, large leaves on cornstarch-dusted wave flower formers, small leaves on cornstarch-dusted flower forming cups, using both sizes.

Step 3

Make cakes. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool two 8 in. and two 6 in. cake layers.

Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint ivory. Prepare, fill and stack 8 in. and 6 in. cakes for 2-layer cakes, 4 in. high. Place cakes on cake boards, cut to fit. Use spatula and icing to ice cakes lightly.

Step 4

Cover cakes with fondant. Tint 42 oz. white fondant brown. Use fondant roller with orange guide rings to roll out brown fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cover 8 in. and 6 in. cakes with brown fondant. Prepare cakes for stacked construction. Stack cakes on fondant-covered base board.

Step 5

Attach leaves to cake. Use tip 8, cut decorating bag and ivory icing to attach leaves around base of 6 in. cake, larger leaves on bottom cake, smaller leaves on top cake.

Step 6

Decorate bottom border. Use tip 8, cut decorating bag and ivory icing to pipe bead bottom border on 8 in. cake.

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cornstarch

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6 in. Square Pan

6 in. Square Pan

8 in. Square Pan

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food-safe scissors

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12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.

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