Imagine how round your Christmas guests? eyes will be when they see this gorgeous metallic-colored cake on your dessert table. With a Christmas tree pattern and silver Color Mist food color spray, you can easily achieve this elegant cake.
Make layered cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool three 7.75 in. x 5.6 in. cake layers. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Level, fill and stack layers on cake board, cut to fit, for 3-layer cake, 6 in. high. Use spatula and icing to lightly ice cake. Reserve remaining white icing.
Cover cake in fondant. Use fondant roller with orange guide rings to roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cover cake with fondant.
Spray cake. Prepare royal icing according to package directions. Use edible color marker to transfer pattern to waxed paper. You will need two patterns, one with just the outline of the tree and the other with tree details. Use tip 1, a cut disposable decorating bag and dots of royal icing to attach the outline tree pattern to side of cake. Use silver food color spray to cover cake. Let dry, about 15 minutes. Repeat until desired color is achieved, drying in between coats. Carefully remove pattern.
Decorate cake. Use tip 1 dots of royal icing to attach the tree detail pattern to side of cake. Use toothpick to mark tree details. Remove pattern and wipe off any icing residue from cake using lightly damp paper napkin. Use tip 1, a cut disposable decorating bag and royal icing to pipe design.
Use tip 4, a cut disposable decorating bag and buttercream icing to pipe bead bottom border.