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Autumn's Illusion


Use your wedding cake to set a scene?and what setting could be more romantic than a quaint New England chapel at the peak of autumn color? Vibrant orange, red and yellow blossoms can be picked up in your draperies and tablecloths. The chapel is easily made using cookie dough.
Makes: Cake serves 439.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Using royal icing, make 390 (120 yellow, 150 orange, 120 red) tip 224 drop flowers with tip 3 dot centers. (To achieve shade shown, tint white royal icing before adding specific flower colors.) Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.

Step 2

Use royal icing and smooth side of tip 47 to pipe "boards" for fence; make 18 at 2 1/2 in., 28 at 2 1/4 in., 28 at 2 in. and 20 at 1 3/4 in.. Trim ends immediately to form point. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.

Step 3

Cut Church and Steeple Patterns from cookie dough; bake and cool. Ice smooth with royal icing; let dry.

Step 4

Mark windows and doors with pencil. Assemble church and steeple with royal icing. Using decorator brush, paint stained glass windows with thinned down royal icing.

Step 5

Pipe tip 47 smooth side bands at corner of church. Pipe tip 3 string trim around doors and windows and for cross; add tips 3 and 4 beads at roof and steeple edges and trim on bands. Add tip 3 drop strings, 1/2 in. deep, on roof.

Step 6

Paint doves with thinned down royal icing; let dry. Attach flowers to church. Pipe tip 352 leaves. Position birds.

Step 7

Ice and prepare 2-layer cakes for stacked and pillar construction. *The 20 in. square cake is assembled from four 2-layer 10 in. square cakes.

Step 8

Mark all square cakes the same for drop strings: 3 in. wide and 1 3/4 in. deep. Divide 10 in. rounds cake into 10ths, mark center of each garland 1 3/4 in. deep.

Step 9

Decorate all cakes except 8 in. round as follows: Pipe tip 3 triple drop strings. Pipe tip 32 shell bottom border and tip 18 reverse shell top border. Add drop flowers and tip 352 leaves.

Step 10

On 8 in. round, pipe tip 233 grass around bottom of cake and plate.

Step 11

Attach flowers to cake, then attach fence pieces, descending from largest to smallest, then ascending. Attach flowers to top border and add tip 352 leaves.

Step 12

At reception, assemble cake, add fence to 16 in. square cake and position church. Add fresh flowers and ornament.

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Autumn's Illusion is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i have not had the pleasure of doing this cake but i have made one that was in the shape of a church. the cake kit came from wilton several years ago. about 2 yrs ago i had a lady order a 70th birthday cake from me for her father he had been a minister and wanted a cake to look like a church. she showed me the picture from one of the wilton books but when i called wilton to find the kit it had been discontinued. so i came up wth aother ideal using small ceramic churches to recreate the cake . the lady called me 2 days before the event to tell me that while looking for decorations foe the party she had found the exact cake kit for that cake, and it had never been opened. se had decorated cakes a long time ago and purchased the kit but had never used it . i thought that it was so cool because it was like god had intended for me to do that cake exactly like it was suppose to be. it turned out so beautiful and even though it wasnt for a wedding it was so fiting because of his profession.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake is one that any one that has taken 1,2 +3 because all different techniques are used. 1. Cake combine different shapes and pillar construction 2. Multi flowers 3. String Trim how to use tools to do spacing 4. Use of royal icing for pattern fences 5. Cookies with cut out patterns with out a cookie cutter. This cake was a great challange even to someone that has done cakes for a while. It was not that difficult but it had is moments off and on. I think every one that does cakes should at least consider this one as a go for it cake.
Date published: 2010-12-04
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