Decorating with fondant allows you to have beautifully-cut shapes and easy decorating in one package. Cut-Outs easily create perfectly-shaped raised daisies and the Fondant Ribbon Cutter/Embosser simplifies making the perfect pinked-edge ribbon. Watch our online video.
Several days before decorating cake add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 8 ounces fondant; roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Make 7 in. long strips for loops, and one 3 in. long strip for bow center using wavy-edge wheels of Ribbon Cutter/Embosser with 1 in. spacer. Form loops and bow center, attaching ends together with damp brush. Allow bow to dry on sides on cornstarch-dusted surface, placing crushed tissue in center of loops to support. For streamers, cut two 4 in. long strips with Ribbon Cutter/Embosser. With fingers, create a gently curved shape and let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface, supported with crushed tissue. Let dry for several hours.
Tint 2 ounces of remaining fondant/Gum-Tex mixture peach. Roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut 30 daisies using medium Cut-Out. Let dry in melting plate cavities dusted with cornstarch. For flower centers, roll 1/8 in. diameter balls of white fondant. Attach to flowers with damp brush; slightly flatten centers with fingers. Let dry at least 2-3 hours.
Bake and cool a 2-layer 13 x 9 in. sheet cake. Stack cooled cake layers on foil-covered cake board. Prepare for fondant by lightly icing with buttercream.
Tint 40 ounces fondant peach; roll out 1/8 in. thick.
Cover cake with tinted fondant; smooth.
Roll out remaining white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut two 8 in. long strips and two 10 in. long strips, to match loops. Position strips on cake, trimming where they intersect; attach with damp brush. Attach streamers and bow center with thinned fondant adhesive. Insert loops in bow center, attaching with thinned fondant adhesive. Attach daisies to cake randomly with thinned fondant adhesive.
Nothing says "celebrate" like a cake topped with a lush fondant bow. While the bow looks intricate, it's really just a grouping of fondant strips, folded, wrapped and arranged to create a full effect. When you cut strips with the Fondant Ribbon Cutter/ Embosser, you can create bows with stripes or beaded edge embossed designs. Or place fondant on Imprint Mat and roll over one time to imprint design.
A Peachy Present! Cake is rated
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Rated 4 out of
I made this cake for a friend. It was the perfect "present". I had a bit of a hard time getting the bow to look right. But all in all it turned out pretty good.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 4 out of
Cut cake, but I like it better without the flowers. I made one and painted the bow and ribbon with pearl dust thinned with clear vanilla extract. It came out sparkly, just the way the Birthday Girl likes it.