At least 3 days in advance: Make people. Tint fondant as follows: 34 oz. skin tone, 16 oz. black, 14 oz. violet, 6 oz. yellow, 4 oz. dark brown, 4 oz. light brown; reserve 100 oz. white. Roll out 1/8 in. thick as needed.
For Brides, Bridesmaids, Grooms, Groomsmen and Kids: Use 2.5 in. globes for heads and bodies
of adults, 2 in. globes for kids. Tape top holes closed on globes for heads. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Brush globes lightly with Piping Gel. For adult heads, cut a 6 in. fondant circle; for body, cut a 2 1/2 x 8 in. fondant strip.
For kids heads, cut a 5 in. fondant circle; for body, cut a 2 x 6 1/2 in. fondant strip. Attach fondant to globes; smooth with hand. Cut fondant away from open holes. Cut 3-6 in. diameter circles for adult hair; 2-3 in. diameter for kids? hair; position loosely. Use knife to cut hair line; carefully remove excess fondant. Attach hairline with damp brush; smooth. If desired, add 2nd layer or use veining tool to add detail (see following for specific hairdos). Let dry 1 hour before drawing facial features. Use FoodWriters to draw dot eyes and outline mouths.
For grooms and groomsmen: Use pattern to cut away shirt front; cut white shirt and insert. Cut small triangles for collar as needed. Use pattern to cut 1 lapel; reverse pattern for 2nd lapel. Attach using damp brush. Shape 3/4 in. wide bow tie; or cut a 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. strip for straight tie; attach. Roll 2 1/2 in. long logs, 1/2 in. wide for arms; shape and attach. Roll and flatten small balls for hands; cut slits for fingers and attach.
For brides and bridesmaids: Roll 2 1/2 in long logs, 3/8 in. wide for arms (1/4 in. wide for kids); shape and attach. Cut small ovals for sleeves or cut two white pansies; cut off 2 top petals. Attach sleeves above arms. For Veil: Gather 6 x 10 in. tulle and wrap with florist wire. Insert in hair.
For ring bearer?s pillow: shape a 3/4 in. square; attach. Shape very thin strips of gray fondant for 2 rings.
Hairdos: For bride?s curls, cut 1/8 in. wide strips and wrap around lollipop stick to form curliques. Let set 5-10 minutes; slide off and let set again 5-10 minutes. Attach individual strands, trimming lengths as needed.
For groom?s spikes: roll and shape tiny logs; attach.
For flat blond spikes: cut 5 starbursts and attach in layers.
For hair bows: shape 2 loops from 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. wide strips; roll small ball for center knot. Attach.
Also in advance: Make flowers. For all flowers, roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut using cutters from set. For bride and each bridesmaid, make 1 apple blossom and 5 forget-me-nots in white for bride and violet for bridesmaids (6 for flower girl). For groom and each groomsman, make 1 forget-me-not; white for groom, violet for
groomsmen. For cakes, make 30 white pansies. Set all flowers on thick foam and shape using ball tool. In royal icing, pipe tip 3 dot centers on pansies and tip 2 dot centers on all other flowers. Let pansies dry in melting plate.
Use dividing wheel to divide cakes: 12 in. into 12ths, 10 in. into 10ths, 8 in. into 8ths. For each side drape, cut a 3 x 5 in. rectangle. Gather into folds and pinch ends together. Use damp brush to attach in curve between division marks,
trimming ends at an angle to fit.
Pipe tip 3 bead bottom borders in buttercream. Attach pansies with icing dots. Trim pillars to 7 in. for 2.5 in. globe adults and 6 in. for 2 in. globe kids. Push into cakes. Slide on people.
* Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown.
* Combine Brown with Red- Red for light and dark brown shown.
** The smallest tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number ofservings given does not include the smallest tier.
The vibrant pansy features petals in complementary colors and a distinctive loop center. Pansies can be found in a wide variety of colors, including all yellow or all dark blue, white or purple petals with yellow centers.
The luxurious folds of a fondant drape add richness as a side garland or as skirt accents. Make a larger, more dramatic drape by cutting a larger rectangle. Be sure not to roll out fondant too thick before gathering?the weight of the drape may tear the ends.
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