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Ark Adventures Cake


All aboard for fun! Animal lovers of all ages will love this boatful of fondant critters floating atop a sea. It?s fashioned from Diamond Pan Set cakes covered with blue fondant and curvy fondant waves.
Makes: Cake serves 32.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In advance: Make fondant waves. Add 1 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 10 oz. tinted fondant; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use patterns to cut 20 small waves (four 5 1/2 in. wide, eight each 4 and 3 in. wide in various shapes) and 4 large waves. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface. Paint on swirled details using white and blue Pearl Dust mixed with lemon extract.

Step 2

Also: Make fondant cabin and windows. Tint 4 oz. fondant lime green (reserve 2 oz. green for railings), 2 oz. yellow. Add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to each. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use patterns to cut cabin side and roof. Tint 2 oz. fondant dark violet. Roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut a 1 x 1 3/4 in. top window, each 1 1/2 x 2 in., and a 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. strip to edge roof. Attach with damp brush. Let dry. Reserve remaining dark violet. Attach roof to wall using Thinned Fondant Adhesive. Attach 2 lollipop sticks to back of wall, allowing 2 in. to extend at bottom to insert into cake. Let dry.

Step 3

And: Make fondant animals on waxed paper-covered boards. Attach monkeys to window.

Step 4

Bake and cool 2-layer cakes. Prepare for Stacked Construction and rolled fondant. Tint 51 oz. fondant blue, 24 oz. yellow. Cover cakes and board with rolled fondant. Stack cakes on prepared board. Roll out reserved dark violet fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 4 windows 1 1/2 x 2 in.; attach to cake sides with damp brush. Use toothpicks to mark position for 3 stripes on cake sides; begin 3/4 in. down from top edge and mark stripes 3/4 in apart. Mark cabin wall for 7 vertical stripes, 1/2 in. apart. Roll out yellow fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 1/8 in. wide strips and attach over marks using damp brush. Attach waves around cakes using fondant adhesive; insert 1/4 in. diameter fondant logs as spacers between sections for layered effect. Roll out reserved lime green 1/8 in. thick. Cut two 1/2 x 13 in. strips with rounded ends for railing; attach around cake using fondant adhesive. Position cabin and insert animals.

*Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown. Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow ark. Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for lime green shown.

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Make your fondant decorations shine by topping them with a sprinkle of Shimmer Dust. This finely-grained edible glitter gives flowers and greenery an elegant luster.

Quick tip on how to attach your fondant accents to your fondant covered cake.

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Ark Adventures Cake is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake was a blast to make. It was for my daughter's baby shower. I have just started working with fondant and I am getting the hang of it. I had an issue with the fondant being dry as I rolled it out and I got a tip to roll cover my hands in vegetable shortening and needing the fondant to keep it moist and pliable while I worked with it. It worked! I loved making the little animlas and it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. Once I started I didn't want to stop. It turned out awesome and everybody loved it.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved making this cake. I thought it was going to be difficult. But it was fairly easy and fun to make the animals. Just make sure you stick to the measurements given on the instructions for the animals and windows. Everybody at my nephews birthday loved the cake. would definitely make it again.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I decorated this cake for my daughter's first birthday party. I actually just started out by making the animals to see how they would look, and once I saw how cute they were I decided to make the rest of the cake! The instructions on the website are what I went by and I found them very helpful. I had to change a few things since I didn't have Gum-tex or a lot of the other supplies needed, but it still looked really good! I am excited to try a different cake for her second birthday!
Date published: 2011-05-12
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