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Nature Designs with a Hint of the Orient Cake


Create this beautiful floral masterpiece with the help of our Nature Designs Gum Paste & Fondant Mold. From blossoms, to branches to birds, the designs come together for a fondant cake that celebrates nature?s beauty.
Makes: Cake serves 68.
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Step 1

In advance, make top tier tree branch arrangement. Tint fondant as follows: 4 oz. brown with 1/2 teaspoon Gum Tex, 4 oz. light rose with 1/2 teaspoon Gum Tex, 2 oz. light blue with 1/4 teaspoon Gum Tex. Tint remaining fondant light moss green, remove 2 oz. and tint to a medium moss green adding 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex; set aside light moss green fondant .

Step 2

Mold several different shape tree limbs, leaves and birds. Press fondant into cornstarch-dusted molds, roll with small fondant roller and carefully remove with paring knife greased with shortening. Set fondant pieces aside on cornstarch-covered boards.

Step 3

Bake and cool 2-layer cakes. Prepare for stacked construction. Prepare for covering with rolled fondant by icing lightly with buttercream and cover with moss green fondant. Smooth with Fondant Smoother. Stack cakes.

Step 4

To make bottom tier arrangements, press fondant into branches, leaves, flowers and birds, making sure to dust each mold with cornstarch prior to molding. Roll with small fondant roller. Trim excess fondant with paring knife greased with shortening. Carefully remove from mold with knife. Attach bottom tier tree branch pieces to cake with tip 3 dots of icing. Attach top tier tree branch arrangement with tip 3 dots of icing to those areas where pieces stand above or away from cake.

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Brown Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Gum-Tex

Gum-Tex

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Moss Green Icing Color

Moss Green Icing Color

cornstarch

cornstarch

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Paring Knife

Paring Knife

Cake Board

Cake Board

8 x 2 in. Square Pan

8 x 2 in. Square Pan

12 x 2 in. Square Pan

12 x 2 in. Square Pan

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Nature Designs with a Hint of the Orient Cake is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This mold made my cake look great. It was easy, just time consuming. I used fondant and attached it with piping gel to buttercream. I made the cake smaller, so the decorations look larger compared to the picture, but it turned out beautiful. Sometime's I'd put it in the freezer, and the pieces would pop out easier. Then I put the pieces on wax paper and dried them in an unheated oven with just the light on. It stiffened the twigs and flowers up to where they stood off the cake nicely.
Date published: 2011-09-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I also like the concept of this cake, however it's to chunky for this design. I would love to be able to use a mold when making a cake with the delicate cherry blossom design, but have to do it by hand because of the chunky mold. Some designs work great for these molds because thicker design look good but others, such as this do not. When I think of cherry blossoms I think of elegance and this is very nice but not elegant.
Date published: 2012-02-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I have all of the mats and i think for the time it takes to use the mats you could have done a lot more work on the cake by hand. not a fan and really everything on the cake looks to thick. and most times you fight with it to come out clean
Date published: 2012-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I used the mold that was used on this cake. I tried to recreate this cake, only a little smaller. Overall it was pretty easy to do once I got the hang of how to use the mold. It looked amazing in the end.(:
Date published: 2011-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I plan to make this but I would wrap the branches farther around the cake. Also I think I would pipe all of the leaves and flowers and maybe even the branches so it isnt that big and out there.
Date published: 2012-09-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Concept is good, and I get that you are trying to use all molds when possible, but it just doesn't look elegant enough. Looks more grade school than adult.
Date published: 2012-02-24
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