A simple white tiered cake is a stunning background for winding vines of pale pink fantasy flowers.
The precision cutters and step-by-step instructions included in our Gum Paste Flower Cutter Set help you create the lovely rolled edges on every petal.
In advance: Make gum paste fantasy flowers Make 13 large flowers; cut two petals each using small rose cutter from set. Press petals in dogwood impression mat. Thin edges on Thin Shaping Foam using ball tool. Let bottom petals dry in large Flower Forming Cup and inside petals dry in Mini Muffin Pan cavity dusted with cornstarch.
For seven small roses, cut, vein and thin edges of two petals as above; let bottom petals dry in Mini Muffin Pan. Position inside petals on ends of dowel rods in craft block; overlap with fingers to form a bud shape; let dry. Assemble flowers, attaching with gum paste adhesive.
For center, press a 3/8 in. gum paste ball into dogwood center cavity of Press Set; attach to large flower centers. For small flowers, cut dogwood center into 4ths and tuck into center. Make extras to allow for breakage. Brush flowers with Color Dust, using purple/pink/white mixture on edges, and goldenrod on centers.
Also in advance: Make
gum paste leaves. Tint 3 oz. green; roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut 18 large
and 12 small rose leaves using cutters from set. Imprint veins on
leaf section of Flower Impression Set. Soften edges on thin foam
using ball tool. Let dry in various positions on cornstarch-dusted
Wave Flower Former.
Bake and cool 2-layer cakes. Ice smooth. Prepare for Stacked
Construction and position on plate. Pipe tip 3 bead bottom
borders. Tint 12 oz. fondant green. Knead 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons
vegetable shortening into green fondant. Use Press Set with
round insert to press logs for vines. To guide placement of vines,
pipe design on cakes with tip 3 and buttercream; cut vine sections
to fit and attach to cake and board. Attach flowers and leaves
with tip 3 dots of icing.
At reception: Position cake on stand and attach flowers and leaves
to candleholders with icing.
** The smallest tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The
number of servings given does not include the smallest tier.