This festive Plaid Tidings Christmas Cake is a great way to end your holiday dinner. Decorated with fondant snowflakes, this easy Christmas cake could also be used for a December birthday party. You could even switch up the fondant colors and create a cake with a winter or fall theme. Use Ready-to-Use Fondant (available in a wide assortment of colors!) to make decorating this cake easy and fun. Large enough to feed 20+ people, this Plaid Tidings Christmas Cake is sure to get you and your family in the holiday spirit!
2 to 3 days in advance: Make fondant snowflakes. Add 3/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to
6 oz. white fondant. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut snowflakes: one using largest cutter
from set, 12 using smallest cutter from set. Let dry 24 hours on cornstarch dusted,
Decorate snowflakes with gray royal icing.
For large snowflake, pipe tip
3 straight and angled lines; use tip 2 to outline and fill in diamond accents;
pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.
For small snowflakes, pipe tip 2
straight lines; use tip 1 for angled lines and to outline and fill in diamonds; pat
Let dry 24 hours. Use fine tip brush to paint snowflake details with
silver Pearl Dust/lemon extract mixture. Let dry. Use fondant adhesive to attach
lollipop stick to back of large snowflake; leave 5 in. extended at bottom to insert
Bake and cool 3-layer 6 in. square (trim one layer to 1 in. for a 5 in. high cake)
and 1-layer 8 in. square. Tint 3 oz. each light green and dark green. Prepare
and cover cakes with red or white fondant; reserve excess red fondant.
Prepare for stacked construction.
For plaid lines, roll out fondant colors 1/16 in. thick. Cut approximately 16 strips
of each: 1/8
in. wide and 1/2 in. wide x 10 in. long red; 5/16 in. wide x 10 in. long
light green; 1/4 in. wide x 10 in. long dark green. Use damp brush to attach strips
to cake sides at a 45 degree angle, varying spacing from 5/16 in. to 3/4 in. apart. Trim
ends as needed.
Attach small snowflakes to cake sides using thinned fondant
adhesive. Insert large snowflake.