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Valentine Assembly Line Cake

Create a fondant centerpiece that will amaze your guests! Three angels are hard at work turning blocks of fondant into heart-shaped Valentines. A Horseshoe Cake forms the edible worktable.
Makes: Cake serves 10.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

Three days in advance: Make floor using 24 oz. of fondant. Tape 2 cake circles together. Using pan as pattern, trace horseshoe shape, marking 2 in. off on each side of horseshoe ends. Cut out board 2 in. larger than pattern. Cover with fondant; reserve remaining fondant for cherubs. Also in advance: Make fondant cherubs using 10 oz. fondant. Reserve remainder of white for additional features.

Step 2

Make fondant blocks and hearts. Add 2 teaspoons Gum-Tex to 24 oz. fondant. Divide fondant in 5ths and tint violet, rose, peach, yellow and green. Roll out colors 1 7/8 in. thick and cut two each 1 1/2 in. squares in rose, green and yellow and 1 each in violet and peach. Roll out violet and rose 1/4 in. thick and cut one 3 x 2 in. rectangle in each. Roll out colors 1/4 in. thick and cut at least 15 hearts in each color using medium Cut-Out. Print messages with FoodWriter.

Step 3

Bake and cool 1-layer cake; trim 2 in. off each end of horseshoe. Prepare cakes for rolled fondant. Cover cake with fondant; smooth with Fondant Smoother. Position cake on floor. Position cherubs and work area as shown; support cherubs with tiny balls of fondant if needed. Position hearts and fondant blocks.

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Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Creamy Peach Icing Color

Copper Icing Color (light skin tone)


thick uncooked spaghetti





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3 16 in. Cake Circles

Craft knife


Cellophane Tape

10 x 2 in. high craft block

Everyone smiles back at the sweet cherubs on your cake! Basic fondant shapes create the body; the wings are heart cut-outs, cut in half, then trimmed with feathered slits. To make 3-D cherubs, make sure you start 2 days ahead of time to allow for drying.

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