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Bright With White Cake


Fondant loops and streamers decorate this Bright With White Cake. The top loops are made ahead of time so they hold their shape. The Cutter/Embosser wheel cuts the decorative scalloped edge. Watch our online video.
Makes: Cake serves 20.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Several days before decorating cake add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to each packet of purple, pink orange and yellow fondant in Multi-Packs.

Step 2

Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Make 8 bow strips using zigzag cutting wheels and 1/2 in. spacers from Ribbon Cutter/Embosser Set.

Step 3

Cut 1 strip approximately 4-1/2 in. long, cut the remaining strips approximately 6-1/2 in. long. Cut 2 strips of each color about 1/4 in. wide.

Step 4

Shape center and loops, sealing ends, if necessary, with a little water; trim off corners of bow loops to form an outward "V" shape.

Step 5

Allow loops to dry on cornstarch dusted surface, supporting with crushed tissue inside. Reserve remaining fondant.

Step 6

Bake and cool a 2-layer 9-inch round cake. Stack cooled cake layers on foil-covered cake board.

Step 7

Prepare for fondant by lightly icing with buttercream.

Step 8

Cover cake with white fondant; smooth.

Step 9

Roll out reserved fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 8 in. long and 6 in. long ribbon strips, using Ribbon Cutter/Embosser wheels as for loops.

Step 10

Cut inverted "V" in 6 in. long strips. Divide cake into 8ths; attach strips at cake divisions with damp brush. Trim off excess.

Step 11

Attach bow loops with fondant adhesive.

Step 12

Roll 1/4 in. diameter balls of matching neon fondant for each bow loop and ribbon strip; attach 1/2 in. apart with damp brush.

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Nothing says "celebrate" like a cake topped with a lush fondant bow. While the bow looks intricate, it's really just a grouping of fondant strips, folded, wrapped and arranged to create a full effect. When you cut strips with the Fondant Ribbon Cutter/ Embosser, you can create bows with stripes or beaded edge embossed designs. Or place fondant on Imprint Mat and roll over one time to imprint design.

Quick tip on how to attach your fondant accents to your fondant covered cake.

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Bright With White Cake is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was my first use of fondant on a birthday cake for my son. The fondant was easy to use and the directions were clear. I did add some curlicues and he loved it. He even took it to the nursing home where he volunteers to share with employees there.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm used to using a MMF that I make myself, but was eager to try regular Fondant. I recreated this cake on a cake dummy, just to be able to practice and get familiar with how actual fondant works. It was also my first try with bows. I love the directions on this idea - it's very step-by-step. Impressed with the outcome. I used pastels instead of the neons, but the effect was the same. Would be perfect for any celebration.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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