In advance, use royal icing to make the following flowers: 70 tip 102 violet wild roses, 110 tip 101 blue apple blossoms; 145 tip 224 light rose drop flowers. Add tip 2 yellow dot centers to all flowers. Make extras to allow for breakage; let dry.
Use green royal icing and tip 4 to make 76 calyxes on wires; make extras to allow for breakage and let dry. When completely dry, attach calyxes to 21 drop flowers, 30 violets and 25 apple blossoms. Use royal icing and tip 352 to pipe 30 leaves on wires; let dry. Wrap individual wires with floral tape. Arrange wired leaves and flowers into three bouquets:
For the 5 in. lattice column, bouquet has 8 leaves, 8 violets, 7 apple blossoms and 5 drop flowers. For one 3 in. lattice column, bouquet has 10 leaves, 10 violets, 9 apple blossoms and 7 drop flowers.
For other 3 in. lattice column, bouquet has 12 leaves, 12 violets, 9 apple blossoms, 9 drop flowers. Place two gathered tulle circles in each bouquet; wrap wires together with floral tape.
Cut two dowel rods 5 in. long and one 7 in. long; insert bouquets into dowel rod and place dowel rod into lattice pillar.
Stack two 11/2 in. layer cakes to form one 3 in. high cake; ice smooth in buttercream with spatula. Pipe tip 6 zigzag mound in buttercream at top edge of each petal division. Position a variety of flowers on mound; pipe tip 352 leaves.
Add tip 2 dot garland below mounds. Pipe tip 70 shell- motion bottom border. Press dowel rods into cake to support pillars; position pillars on cake. Write tip 3 message.
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Mom's Garden Gazebo Cake is rated
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Rated 3 out of
I ended up using a one of the smaller petal pans from the set, the 10" and did not use the pillars as they are now discontinued. Piped all of the flowers in buttercream a couple days ahead to let them dry well. The petal pans need to be lubed up/flowered very well so the cake doesn't stick, it's seemed more so than the rounds at least. But this was a very easy cake to but turns out very pretty.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 3 out of
this cake was somewhat difficult to make because of all the flowers in it. u have to have a lot of patients because of the details in each flower and leaf. as far as the recipe to make the cake, it tasted pretty good.
Date published: 2011-01-17
Rated 4 out of
I had a little bit of trouble getting my colors in the flowers especialy the violet that look more like a lavander, but the cake in general was beautiful.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 3 out of
Archana KM from
Cute lil blossoms make the cake look elegant
Date published: 2010-12-03
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