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Catch the Excitement Cake


Handily illustrate a time-honored tradition by serving a bouquet-catching cake at bridal showers or bachelorette parties. Make the bouquet by attaching royal icing blooms to a foam ball; use our patterns to form gum paste hands and arms.
Makes: Cake serves 60.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In advance: Make gum paste hands/arms.

Step 2

Also: Using royal icing, make 45 tip 104 roses with tip 12 bases. Pipe first 3 petals in Golden Yellow and next two rows in white. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry. Glue legs to bottom of 14 in. plate; let dry.

Step 3

Ice 2-layer 8 in. and 1-layer 12 in. cakes smooth and prepare for Center Column and Stacked Construction. Assemble column using one 6 1/2 and one 7 3/4 in. column and position cakes on plate. Pipe tip 6 bead bottom border on 12 in. cake. Print tip 3 message. Wrap each wire with florist tape to add dimension, then tape wires together. Cut a hole in side of craft foam ball to accommodate wires; cut a second hole in bottom of ball to fit column. Position ball over column, attaching with royal icing. Ice ball with royal icing and attach roses; add tip 366 moss green leaves in royal icing and let dry. Insert wires in craft foam ball. Tie ribbon bow around wires.

Step 4

At reception: Pipe a tip 2A line of buttercream icing behind lower part of arms where they will rest against 8 in. cake; attach to cake.

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15 pieces 24-gauge green cloth-covered florist wire ((7 1/2 inches long))

Create this magnificent rose - the most popular icing flower of them all. With practice, your roses will have the just-picked look of real fresh garden roses!

Make a simple, versatile leaf to add realistic details to flowers. Leaf tips can also be used to make simple flowers, such as sunflowers.

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.

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