Beginning His Journey Cake
Celebrate the religious events of spring with Beginning His Journey. This fondant-covered cross cake can be used for Easter, baptisms, first communions, or confirmations.
Cake serves 12.
Tint portions of fondant green and blue. Make fondant cross sections. Combine 1/2 teaspoon of Gum-Tex with 12 oz. of white fondant. Roll out 1/8 in. thick.
Using patterns and paring knife, cut section pieces. Using round cutter, cut center circle. Let all pieces dry on cornstarch-dusted surface.
Prepare cake board. Cut double-thick cake board or foamcore 3/4 in. wider than pan. Wrap with foil, brush with piping gel and cover with green fondant.
Prepare cross cake for rolled fondant by lightly icing in buttercream. Cover cake with fondant; smooth with Fondant Smoother. Position on fondant-covered board.
Pipe tip 1 swirls on cake. Add tip 3 bead bottom border. On fondant center circle, pipe tip 2 letters. Attach cross sections to cake top with buttercream. Edge sections with tip 2 beads.
Flatten a ball of fondant to 1 in. diameter and 1/4 in. thick.
Attach with buttercream where cross sections meet. Attach center circle with buttercream.
*Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.