Stylish stacked tiers set on Roman pillars tower over an arrangement of the bride?s favorite fresh flowers. The cake design is highlighted with apple blossoms and finished with a piped lattice border over fondant bands and sugar pearls.
In advance, make royal icing apple blossoms with sugar pearls centers: 4 tip 126, 6 tip 104, and 6 tip 102. Make extras to allow for breakage and let all dry.
Prepare 2 layer cakes for
rolled fondant and
stacked construction. Tint 16 oz. fondant violet and rose. Cover cakes with white fondant. Roll violet/rose fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut into 1 1/4 in. wide bands-26 in. long for 8 in. cake, 39 in. long for 12 in. cake, 52 in. long for 16 in. cake. Attach to bottom borders of cakes with damp brush. Mark 1/2 in. intervals on bands tops and bottoms and pipe tip 3 lattice. Attach sugar pearls with dots of icing.
Attach icing flowers to cake using dots of icing.
At reception: arrange flowers in center of Roman columns. Position cake.
*The top tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the top tier.
This 5-petal springtime flower, most commonly seen in white or soft pink, is virtually the
same petal shape as the wild rose, but uses a smaller tip creating a petite flower. The
dot stamen are typically positioned like the holes in a 5-hole button. Dry them on flower
formers for a more natural look.