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A Little Autumn Spice Cake

This beautiful but simple cake will add a Little Autumn Spice to any fall gathering. Surrounded by fondant leaves, this pumpkin apple spice cake, paired with some hot cider, will keep the fall chill at bay.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

One day in advance: Make leaves.

Step 2

Tint fondant following project directions; roll out 1/16 in. thick. Using mini cutters, cut approximately 8 leaves of each color in various shapes.

Step 3

Position on thick shaping foam. Thin edges with large ball tool from confectionery set; move to thin shaping foam.

Step 4

Score vein lines using small end of veining tool from set. Let dry on small flower formers dusted with cornstarch; to vary shape, position leaves on inside and outside of flower formers.

Step 5

Grate chalk and a small amount of cornstarch through tea strainer; brush on leaves.

Step 6

Combine 24 oz. of fondant with 2 teaspoons of Gum-Tex?.

Step 7

Divide fondant into 6 portions; tint light orange, dark orange, light yellow, dark yellow, light red, dark red.

Step 8

Make fondant leaves.

Step 9

Bake and cool cake; position on plate.

Step 10

Position leaves around cake.

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A Little Autumn Spice Cake is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is such a great dessert for fall and makes a great centerpiece for your table. The cake is easy to make and just be creative with the colors and leaves on the base.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used the idea of creating colorful fondant autumn leaves for my Thanksgiving Cake following the directions provided here. I was extremely pleased with how beautiful and colorful they all came out! I used regular cake icing for the topping. My Thanksgiving Cake was a simple rectangular carrot cake instead of the molded spice cake shown in this picture.
Date published: 2010-12-03
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