Sew Very Nice Mother's Day Pillow Cake Zoom

Sew Very Nice Mother's Day Pillow Cake

Mom will be sitting pretty with this charming pillow cake embellished with a delicate brush embroidery floral design. This elegant cake is enhanced with shimmery Pearl Dust and pretty fondant tassels.
Makes: Cake serves 30.
Skill Level: Medium

Product Actions

Additional Information

Step 1

Bake and cool 2-layer cakeusing firm-textured batter such as pound cake. Position on foil-wrapped cake board, cut to fit. Prepare cake for rolled fondant by icing lightly with buttercream.

Step 2

Cover cake with white fondant. Smooth with Fondant Smoother and trim at seams.

Step 3

Use a toothpick to mark a 5 1/2 in. square centered on cake top. Imprint floral design using medium and small flower Cut-Outs and medium leaf Cut-Out.

Step 4

Using rose royal icing and tip 2, pipe zigzag outlines around two petals. Using damp square-tip brush, immediately pull icing toward center of flowers for brush embroidery look. With tip 2, pipe zigzags for an inner 3-petal flower on eachflower; repeat brush embroidery. Repeat process, working two petals or leaves at a time to prevent icing from crusting.

Step 5

Pipe tip 2 interlocking c-motion lines at center of each 3-petal flower. Pipe tip 2 outline vines

Step 6

Pipe tip 2 bead border around square. Using Piping Gel technique, transfer MOM pattern inside square. Pipe tip 2 lines to fill in pattern.

Step 7

Pipe tip 5 beads around seam at cake sides.

Step 8

For tassels, tint 5 oz. fondant rose. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut a 5 x 2 in. rectangle. Cut 1/8 in. wide x 1 3/4 in. deep slits for fringe, leaving 1/4 in. uncut. Brush uncut edge with water and roll up; separate fringe with fingers. Roll a 7/8 in. ball and attach at top of fringe with damp brush. Cut a 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. strip. Attach around fringe with damp brush. Repeat for three more tassels and attach at corners with damp brush.

Step 9

Paint all rose details with Pearl Dust/Lemon Extract mixture. Thin Pearl Dust with lemon extract in candy melting plate. Using brush, paint all rose fondant and rose icing with thinned Pearl Dust.

Do you have everything you need to get started?
Supply List Techniques Used
Viewing Options
Detailed List Simple List



In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)

Meringue Powder

Rose Icing Color

2 bottles White Pearl Dust?

lemon extract



3-Tier Pillow Pan Set ((10 x 10 in. pan used))


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


Cake Board

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Waxed paper



Make your fondant decorations shine by topping them with a sprinkle of Shimmer Dust?. This finely-grained edible glitter gives flowers and greenery an elegant luster.

Add textured flowers with the soft look of lace using this easy icing technique. Works best using a square tip brush.

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

Item(s) added to the shopping cart!

View Shopping Cart Continue Shopping

Item(s) added to your Favorites!

View Favorites Continue Shopping

You Might Also Like