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Basket of Flowers Cake


A basket of flowers is a welcome addition to any party, but making it into a cake is the best gift there is! Making the flowers and decorating this beautiful cake is easy using Sugar Sheets! tools.
Makes: 12 Servings
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In advance, use punch with Flower Cutting Insert to cut seven flowers from Light Pink and Bright Pink Sugar Sheets! Press into large Flower Forming Cups. Using punch with Small Flower Cutting Insert, punch fourteen flowers from Light Yellow Sugar Sheets! Brush with piping gel and attach to centers of large flowers.

Step 2

Using Rotary Cutter, cut 40 strips, 1 3/4 long x 1/2 in. wide, from White Sugar Sheets! Position strips in medium-sized cups of Wave Flower Former Set. Place another former set on top to shape curves. Set aside for one hour. Repeat process for another 40 strips. Set aside while you continue to decorate cake.

Step 3

Bake and cool two-layer cake. Place on foil-wrapped cake circle. Ice smooth with white buttercream.

Step 4

Starting from bottom of cake, press curved strips into icing. Position the next row of strips at the center of the previous. Continue for four more rows, using approximately 13 strips per row.

Step 5

Pipe a mound of buttercream on cake top. Position flowers, adding more icing for support if necessary.

Step 6

Using punch with Leaf Cutting Insert, punch 10 leaves from Light Green Sugar Sheets! Position between flowers.

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Use Wilton cups and candy plate cavities to create the curved shape without pressing on the center.

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Basket of Flowers Cake is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made the flowers a couple of days prior to baking the cake. This really does save a lot of time. The basket weave is a harder design for me but I made it work.
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from incredibly romantic and delightful!! I loved baking this cake.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made a version of this cake for my husband's work. It was the first time I had used the basketweave, so I was a little nervous, but it came out great! Everyone loved it!! The changes I made were a brown basketweave and I put on bunches of grapes instead of flowers because he works at a store that sells wine. The thing that helped me the most was the plastic dividing sheet. It helped me to evenly mark the cake for the basketweave. After that was done the rest was a breeze! I would definately do that again. I also made the frosting to fill between the layers a soft lavender colored and flavored it with raspberry. It was a surprise to everyone when it was cut and they loved the flavored! The cake was a huge success and my husband was proud to say I had made it!
Date published: 2011-05-16
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