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Best Wishes Squared Cake

Flowers on cakes are the most popular decoration?you'll make these simple and quick using an imprinted design and a special, but easy decorating technique?brush embroidery. Watch our online video.
Makes: Cake serves 16.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Bake your favorite 2-layer cake recipe or mix in pan. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

Step 2

Position cake on foil-covered cake board. Lightly ice in buttercream icing to prepare for fondant covering.

Step 3

Tint 2 packages fondant yellow. Cover cake in rolled fondant; smooth and trim excess.

Step 4

Tint royal icing light blue, light green and violet.

Step 5

Slightly thin the green and blue royal icing with water, then sponge both icings onto the cake sides using a piece of crumpled plastic wrap, paper towel, waxed paper or parchment.

Step 6

Using the medium flower Cut-Out, imprint design on cake top.

Step 7

Outline using slightly thinned violet royal icing and tip 2, then apply brush embroidery technique. Add tip 2 dot centers.

Step 8

Write message with Foodwriter. Dilute small amount of green icing color; paint vines and leaves using decorator brushes.

Step 9

Repeat using violet icing color to paint decorative accents. Roll fondant into 3 long thin ropes each 36 in. long; braid together.

Step 10

Place at bottom border, using a damp brush to secure.

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The dappled color effect of Sponging Fondant works with Icing Writer? or thinned royal or buttercream icing and crumpled paper towel. Use crumpled waxed paper or plastic wrap for a different look.

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Best Wishes Squared Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sponge painting AND brush embroidery!? What could be more fun! and easy! I had so much fun making this cake. Brush embroidery is so easy and looks very professional. And with a little practice I learned to "layer" it and make the flowers look 3D. It was amazing.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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