Speed up the decorating process with a few nifty tools. Use our Decorating Comb to create narrow or wide ridges in iced surfaces and a Decorator Dessert Pro® to apply icing in interesting ways and shapes.
In advance, make loops: Roll out fondant and cut 40 strips, 1/8 in. wide x 5 in. long. Brush ends with water and pinch together to form loops. Brush 20 loops with water and coat with nonpareils; leave 10 loops plain. Let dry on waxed paper dusted with cornstarch. Make violets: Tint a 2 in. ball of fondant violet with a small amount of rose. Using apple blossom cutter from flower set, cut 30 flowers. Follow set instructions to make violets; let dry. Brush with water and coat with lavender sugar. Pipe two tip 1 yellow buttercream dots in center of each flower.
Cut jelly roll cake into four 12 x 4 in. wide layers. Fill each layer and ice cake with French Buttercream Icing.
Comb sides with wide-tooth edge of decorating comb. Fill Dessert Decorator Pro? fitted with tip 1M, with icing; pipe diagonal zigzags on top of cake.
Fondant and cupcakes were made for each other. With fondant, it´s easy to add pizzazz to plain cupcakes. Here, we´ve cut some perky petals with Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant and Cut-Outs. It´s the perfect way to add color without tinting your icing.
Rated 5 out of
I made this cake using a bunch of extra violets I had made. I didn't add any loops, but instead covered the cake in the flowers and added a royal icing ladybug. It was fun to see people try and find the ladybug tucked in among the flowers.
Date published: 2010-12-05
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