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A Bronze Beauty Cake

A dusting of bronze gives a regal appearance to this cake appointed with ribbon roses and graceful drapes. This cake makes an elegant centerpiece with shimmer and shine for any celebration. Watch our online video.
Makes: Cake serves 20.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Tint all fondant light ivory. One day in advance, add 1 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 15 oz. fondant. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut strips 1 in. x 6 in. for large roses and 1 in. x 4 in. for small roses. Dust Mini Muffin Pan cavities with cornstarch and position roses inside to dry. Make approximately 36 large and 40 small ribbon roses. Reserve remaining ivory fondant, tightly sealed, until ready to cover the cake.

Step 2

Bake and cool 2-layer 8 in. square cake. Arrange cake on foil-wrapped cake board. Prepare cake to be covered with fondant by lightly icing with buttercream. Cover cake with fondant; smooth.

Step 3

To make drapes, roll fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut into eight 3 1/2 x 4 in. strips. Form strips into pleats and attach to cake sides with damp brush or Fondant Adhesive. Brush flowers and drapes with Bronze Pearl Dust. Roll remaining fondant into ball and position on center of cake. Using icing and beginning at bottom of ball, attach large roses to ball and in between drapes on cake side. Attach small roses as bottom border with icing.

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A timeless and versatile technique, the ribbon rose can elevate the look of any cake or treat. Ribbon roses can be made in many sizes for variation. They can be used as simple cake decorations and also to dress up cupcakes.

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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A Bronze Beauty Cake is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's beautiful, but I never have good luck with Wilton fondant. A guest speaker that came to our school when we were doing our cake competition even told us it wasn't that good and not to use it. They need to try to make the fondant softer and easier to work with. Better flavor too, no offense to anyone, because I love to use fondant. Beautiful cakes anyways though.
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love working with fondant so this was an enjoyable cake for me. I did change the colors tho, I went with a "silver beauty cake". This is a very simple design so I would recommend it to anyone wanting to practice their fondant skills. When doing the drapes work fast, the warmer your fondant is the more pliable it will be which will result is a better drape.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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