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Treetop Tink Cake


Makes: Cake serves 46.
Skill Level: Somewhat Difficult

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Step 1

Two days in advance: Make fondant leaves and flowers. For flowers, add 3/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex? to 8 oz. fondant; tint violet. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut using Flower Cut-Outs?: cut 35 medium and 25 small flowers. Place on thick Shaping Foam and cup using ball tool from Fondant/Gum Paste Tool Set. Set in Flower Forming Cup dusted with cornstarch for 10-15 minutes to shape. Tint 2 oz. fondant yellow. Roll tiny balls and attach for flower centers using a damp brush. Let dry, then brush on Pearl Dust?.

Step 2

For leaves, add 1 teaspoon Gum-Tex? to 14 oz. fondant; tint green. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Using Leaf Cut-Outs?; cut 130 medium leaves and 60 small leaves. Place on thin Shaping Foam and score lines using small veining tool from Fondant/Gum Paste Tool Set. Let dry in various positions on cornstarch-dusted Flower Formers. Grate green and yellow non-toxic chalk over tea strainer to create a powder; brush on leaves, then brush again with white Pearl Dust?.

Step 3

Also: Glue plastic legs onto bottom of 16 in. plate.

Step 4

Bake and cool 1-layer (2 in. high) 8 in. cake, 1-layer (3 in. high) 14 in. cake and 1/2 Sports Ball cake. Prepare 14 in. cake for Center Column Construction. Position 8 in. cake on 10 in. board with center hole cut out. Ice 14 in. cake blue. Spray with Violet and Blue Color Mist? for random cloud effect. Position on base plate. Attach 10 in. plate to columns and secure with top nut.

Step 5

Make fondant tree trunk. Tint 48 oz. fondant brown. Roll out 1/4 in. thick; cut a 5 x 8 in. rectangle. Brush plastic column with Piping Gel; cover the complete column with fondant and smooth seam. Cut a 3 1/2 x 6 in. rectangle, 1/8 in. thin at the top tapering to 3/4 in. thick at the bottom. Brush back with damp brush and wrap around bottom of tree trunk for tapered shape; smooth seam. Roll 10 logs, 9 in. long, tapering from 1/2 in. at top to 1 in. diameter at the bottom. Brush with damp brush and attach around tree, bending bottoms onto cake top for roots. Use veining tool from Fondant/Gum Paste Tool Set to imprint vertical lines for bark. For tree limbs, cut 7 lollipop sticks to lengths from 4 to 5 in. Cover with fondant rolled 1/4 in. thick; smooth seams. Position to fit between tree trunk sides and bottom of top plate; attach with melted candy.

Step 6

Place 8 in. cake on prepared cake circle; top with 1/2 Sports Ball cake. Position on 10 in. plate. Ice smooth using extra icing at the bottom to create a smooth mound going all the way to edge of prepared cake circle. Position candle on top. Use icing to attach medium leaves and medium flowers to cover tree top and hide plate edge. (Note: If cake will be transported, you will need to complete decorating at the party, after plate with 10 in. prepared board and cakes are positioned on tree trunk. In this case, keep plate edge exposed and add extra flowers and leaves at the party.) Use icing to attach leaves and flowers to 14 in. cake top and bottom border. Pipe tip 3 name; add tip 1 dots and outline stars. Cut wire into 7 in. and 9 in. lengths. Shape into curls and spirals, leaving 1 end straight; insert straight end into Flower Spikes and secure with fondant. Randomly insert spikes into 14 in. cake top and sides. Attach flowers and leaves, curls and spirals with melted candy.

*Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown. Combine Brown with Red-Red for brown shown.

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Leaf Green Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

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White Pearl Dust?

Gum-Tex?

Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy

Green Candy Melts® Candy

Blue Color Mist? Food Color Spray

Violet Color Mist? Food Color Spray

Non-toxic chalks ((yellow, light and dark green))

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14 x 3 in. Round Pan

8 x 2 in. Round Pan

Tall Tier Cake Stand ((10, 16?in. Plates, 2 -6 1/2 in. Columns, Top Nut and Bottom Column Bolt))

6 in. Lollipop Sticks

Cake Boards

20-gauge florist wire ((12-9?in. lengths))

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Treetop Tink Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1. tree trunk 2. ball cake 3. color spray 4. delivery these to consider when making this cake. I found that the tree trunk was not a easy thing to get to hold onto the colum of the cake seperator. Cake (ball cake) seem to be heavy for the cake plate topper. Plates caused a extra cost to the customer with the sale & delivery. Cake cannot be picked up by customer. Cake is only a item that the baker will have to deliver & assembled when you get to the party. I would not do another one of these to sale but it turned out beautiful and I was very proud of the results. Use of the color spray is messy if you don't know what you are doing.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I created this cake for a friends daughter first birthday. It was a big hit and everyone was very impressed. I created the leaves and flowers early in the week which helped a lot. Cake needs to have final assembly at party it took me one hour to do the final touches on this cake. I had one branch fall of during transportation but had extra chocolate on hand to reattach. For the tree I could not get coloring that I liked so I took my brown food coloring mixed with a little vodka and painted the tree. This gave it a more realistic looking color. I did not want to worry about getting support system back after party so I had my husband build one. It cost us less then three dollars and took my husband maybe ten minutes to put together. It consisted of a cheap pizza pan for the base, 1/2 inch dowel rod cut to size and round wooden plate (from wood craft section) all screwed together. I had to cut the bottom cake in half to put onto the bottom cake plate but you could not tell once it was frosted. Turned out great, would do this cake again if asked.
Date published: 2011-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think I was more excited about this cake, than the little girl that I made it for. I had borrowed the cake plates and column from a friend to do this cake, as I didn't have time to get one in before the cake was due. I made my flowers ahead of time (this helps tremendously). I waited a little late to make and attach my tree trunk and branches, and it kind of stressed me a little when it didn't want to stick, I needed another set of hands to hold them up while they dried enough to stick. (I think I put too much piping jel on the columns.) But the cake was well worth the effort when I got it done, I was truly amazed, and pleased, and so was the little girl that I did the cake for. I ordered me the set of plates and columns needed for this cake, and can't wait to make another one!!! I loved it, truly a fantasy birthday cake. You have to get your plates and columns back as they are fairly expensive, but you can use them for many of items when serving large amounts of finger foods they are a necessity, several plate sizes makes it a true must have set. I din't have much trouble delivering the cake, I just made sure it had set and dried a while, and that I took my time driving.
Date published: 2010-12-08
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