In advance: Make fondant pieces. Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown. Tint fondant as follows: 6 oz. yellow, 4 oz. green, 2 oz. light blue, 2 oz. violet, 2 oz. rose, 2 oz. orange. Add 3/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to yellow, 1/2 teaspoon to green and 1/4 teaspoon to all other colors. Shape 4 oz. yellow into 3 logs 3/8 x 18 in.; braid together. Cover handle pattern with waxed paper; dust with cornstarch. Curve braid over pattern; let dry.
Make leaves. Roll out green fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut leaves using medium Cut-Out; move cutter down 1/8 in. and cut again to make leaf slightly smaller. Cut 1/8 in. off bottom to make a straight edge. Make 45-50 leaves; let dry on cornstarch-dusted medium flower formers.
Make eggs. Roll out 5 fondant colors 1/8 in. thick. Use largest oval Cut-Out to cut 2-3 eggs in each color. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface 24 to 48 hours.Use melted candy to attach lollipop sticks to back of eggs and to each end of handle. Leave ends exposed to insert into cake.
Bake and cool 1-layer 6 in. cake (3 in. high) and 2-layer 9 in. cake (bake 2 layers 1 1/2 in. high for a 3 in. high cake). Prepare for
rolled fondant and
stacked construction. Tint 18 oz. fondant yellow, 30 oz. rose (reserve 3 oz. white). Cover cakes; smooth with Fondant Smoother. Stack cakes.
Pipe tip 5 bead bottom borders. Roll out white fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use smallest round Cut-Out to cut approximately 70 dots; attach to cakes using damp brush. Insert handle into cake top; insert eggs. Use melted candy to attach 2 rows of leaves around edge of top cake.
One of the simplest techniques for decorating with fondant is to create cut-outs. Fondant shapes can be applied to lay at on the surface of a treat or dried so that they hold their shape when used as a topper.
Rated 5 out of
I love the top of the cake, but I expected it to use a basket weave buttercream.
I used fondant for the top stuff, but I love buttercream's flavor better than the fondant so I used it for the sides. It also looks good if you use different colors for one direction of the weave. I did it using the colors of the eggs for the up and down weave.
Date published: 2012-03-03
Rated 4 out of
I didnt excatly make the same cake. I made an easter basket, but what I did was bake a cake in a loaf pan, when it was cooled I scooped out the center on the top, frosted it, covered it with fondant then did a weave with the fondant. I messed up on it this one but it was like 12 am, and my first lol but I remember what to do for next time. Once it was covered I filled the top hole with edible easter grass and jelly beans. Took some floral wire, covered it with fondant and stuck it in as a handle and put bows on the bottom. It was cute but I did mess up. Here is a pic... http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205582_1842501977195_1079947336_2011764_6394094_n.jpg
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of
I made this cake as a 3 tier for Easter. I found it to be quite easy although I did make a few minor changes overall it was a big hit!!