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Autumn Leaves Cake

Autumn Leaves Cake is perfect for a chilly fall afternoon. The cake is flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel. The gorgeous decorations are created with colored fondant and Cut-Out Leaf Cutters.
Makes: Cake serves 16.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray baking pan with vegetable pan spray.

Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

Step 2

Cut cake into 2 layers. Combine 1/2 cup icing with ice cream topping; spread between cake layers. Lightly ice cake with remaining icing.

Step 3

To Decorate: Roll out and completely cover cake with white fondant. Smooth with palm of hand or Easy Glide Fondant Smoother.

Step 4

Use colored fondants to create leaves: roll out fondant 1/8 inch thick, either directly from the package, combining colors to create new colors or marbling 2 or more colors. Using the largest leaf cutter, cut out 3 or 4 leaves at a time in various colors.

Step 5

Position on cake, attaching with brush dipped in water; smooth edges with fingers, to cover entire cake.

Step 6

For border, roll out colored fondant 1/8 inch thick. Using smallest leaf cutter, cut out leaves in various colors.

Step 7

Attach to bottom of cake using brush dipped in water.

Step 8

Create leaf "veins" using thin ropes of colored fondant or painting them on using Brush-On Color?.

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all-purpose flour

2 cups all-purpose flour

granulated sugar

1 1/3 cups granulated sugar

baking powder

1 ablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


1 teaspoon salt

ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Softened butter

1/3 cup Softened butter


1 cup milk


2 eggs

caramel ice cream topping

caramel ice cream topping




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Leaf Cut-Outs? ((large, small used))




9 x 2 in. Round Pan

9 x 2 in. Round Pan

10 in. Cake Circle

10 in. Cake Circle

Making seamless fondant effects and patterns, like stripes and dots, is easy when using the fondant inlay technique. You can make hundreds of combinations using the fondant overlay technique. Try using this technique with alphabet cutters to make monograms for personalized toppers.

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