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Tuxedo Bows Cake


Makes: Serves 82.?
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Step 1

4 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Make tuxedo shirt panels. Knead 1 teaspoon Gum- Tex into 16 oz. white fondant. Use 20 in. fondant roller with orange guide rings to roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut one panel each 6 in. wide x 6 in. high, 8 in.wide x 6 in. high and 10 in. wide x 6 in. high. Trim top edge of each, tapering to 5 in. at right corner for 6 in. and 10 in. panels and left corner for 8 in. panel. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted boards.

Step 2

Make three tuxedo bows.

Knead 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 6 oz. black fondant. Use 20 in. fondant roller with blue guide rings to roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use fondant roller to cut a strip, 2 in. x 5 in., for small bow; a strip, 2 in. x 7 in., for medium bow; and a strip, 2 in. x 8 in., for large bow. For knots, cut three strips, 1 in. x 2 1/2 in. Follow steps 1 and 3 for medallion bow above to assemble bows, but omit the knot accent.

Step 3

2 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Prepare base board. Cover foamcore board with 34 oz. black fondant. Reserve remaining black fondant.

Step 4

Bake and cool 6 in., 8 in. and 10 in. square cakes.

Each cake is 5 in. high (two 2 in. layers and one 1 in. layer). Prepare and cover cakes with white fondant . Prepare cakes for stacked construction. Attach shirt panels to cakes with thinned fondant adhesive.

Step 5

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Make bow tie straps. Roll out reserved black fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut strips, 1 in. x 24 in. for top cake, 1 in. x 32 in. for center cake, 1 in. x 40 in. for bottom cake. Use brush and thinned fondant adhesive to attach strips around cake sides and to attach bow ties.

?The smallest tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the smallest tier.

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6 in. Square Pan

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8 in. Square Pan

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10 in. Square Pan

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10 x 14 in. Cake Boards

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12 in. x 12 in. square foamcore board

12 in. x 12 in. square foamcore board ((1/2 in. thick))

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