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Metallic Purple Flower Cake


Looking for a minimalistic approach to cake decorating but still wanting a pop of color? Top your buttercream-iced cake with a fantasy flower, created from Decorator Preferred Purple Fondant and shaped using the Wilton Geometric Fondant Cut-Outs Pattern Set.
Makes: Cake serves 12

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Step 1

Make crest shaped petals 1 day in advance. Knead 1/2 teaspoon of Gum-Tex into 3 oz. purple fondant. Use fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use fondant roller and striped pattern sheet from set to imprint pattern. Use crest cut-out from set to cut eight shapes. Let dry overnight with imprinted side up in cornstarch-dusted 3 in. flower forming cup. (If you need additional flower forming cups, you can make them using foil squares.)

When dry, use brush to dust shapes with bronze Pearl Dust edible accents.

Step 2

Make cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool two 6 in. cake layers. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint icing a very pale teal color. Level, fill and stack cake on cake circle, for 2-layer cakes, 5 in. high. Use spatula and icing to ice cake. Swirl top of cake by starting at outer edge and swirl around moving toward center.

For sides of cake, start at bottom of cake to create grooved effect around cake. Repeat, moving spatula up approximately 3/4 in. for additional rows.

Reserve remaining icing.

Step 3

Spray cake. Use violet food color spray to spray bottom of cake. Let dry, about 15 minutes. Use gold food color spray to spray 1 in. from bottom of cake.

Step 4

Assemble flower on cake. Use icing to attach four crest shapes to top of cake and then four additional crest shapes in between bottom layer. Use tip 2A, cut disposable decorating bag and teal icing to pipe ball flower center.

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Products

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Gum-Tex?

Gum-Tex?

Favorite Cake Mix or Recipe

4 1/2 cups of your Favorite Cake Mix or Recipe

Teal Icing Color

Teal Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color ((combine Teal and Kelly Green for teal shown))

cornstarch

cornstarch

Violet Color Mist? Food Color Spray

Violet Color Mist? Food Color Spray

Tools

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9 in. Fondant Roller ((pink guide rings used))

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Geometric Fondant Cut-Outs Pattern Set ((crest cut-out and stripe pattern sheet used))

$7.99

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Flower Forming Cups ((3 in. cup))

Discontinued

Aluminum foil

Aluminum foil ((4 in. squares))

6 x 3 in. Round Pan

6 x 3 in. Round Pan

Cooling Grid

Cooling Grid

Cake Circles

Cake Circles

food-safe scissors

food-safe scissors

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

Use food-safe Wilton Pearl Dust and Color Dust to brush or paint hints of contrasting color on your decorations.

The ball shape makes bold borders and is the first step to learn for figure piping. Vary the basic look by adding stars, dots or spirals on the ball shapes.

A simple way to add color and visual interest to a cake. Cutouts are fondant shapes that can be made in a variety of sizes and colors.

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