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Daisies Go Crazy Cake


Spring is bursting out all over with these blooming fondant daisies in neon colors. The addition of a trio of Shimmer Dust makes our 2-layer confection shine. Make fondant flowers and leaves 2-3 days in advance; let dry. Just bake and decorate the cake on party day.
Makes: Cake serves 18.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

At least 2-3 days in advance: Make fondant flowers and leaves.

Roll out neon fondant colors 1/8 in. thick and cut 11 each medium and large flowers using daisy Cut-Outs. Tint 1 oz. white fondant green, roll 1/8 in. thick and cut 10 leaves using medium Cut-Out.

Step 2

Let flowers and leaves dry on cornstarch-dusted surface. When dry, brush flowers and leaves with water and sprinkle with Shimmer Dust to match colors; let dry. Attach medium daisy to center of large daisy with thinned fondant adhesive.

Step 3

Roll small white balls of fondant and attach for flower centers with damp brush; let dry. Cut 3 florist wires to 13 in., 3 to 10 in., 2 to 9 in. and 3 to 8 in. When dry, attach flowers and leaves to florist wires with thinned fondant; set aside.

Step 4

Prepare 3-layer cake (two 2 in. and one 1 in. high to make a 5 in. high cake) for rolled fondant by lightly icing with buttercream. Cover cakes with white fondant; smooth with Easy-Glide Smoother. Combine remaining violet fondant from flowers with white fondant to equal 15 oz.; add a small amount of violet icing color for shade used on embossed stripes.

Step 5

Tint 5 oz. white fondant with Royal Blue icing color for shade used on smooth stripes. Roll out violet fondant 3/16 in. thick; using Cutter/Embosser with 2 straight-edge cutters and 2 striped embossing wheels (no spacers), cut 8 double-wide strips, 5 in. long. Roll out blue fondant 3/16 in. thick; using 2 straight-edge cutters and one 1/3 in. spacer, cut 8 smooth strips, 5 in. long. Attach strips, alternating blue and violet, to cake sides with damp brush.

Step 6

For bottom border, roll 3/4 in. balls of white fondant and attach to cake with thinned fondant. Pipe swirls on top of balls with white Icing Writer.

For top border, roll 5/8 in. white fondant balls and attach with thinned fondant.

Step 7

Cut dowel rod to height of cake and insert into cake center. Drop a piece of fondant into dowel rod to secure flowers. Position flowers.

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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.

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Daisies Go Crazy Cake is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this cake gonna try one
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I actually ended up using gum paste for the flowers, much more sturdy and you do not have to as long to let them dry. Made it for my grandma, she loved it!!!
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I prefer to pipe a bead border with buttercream instead of trying to roll out fondant balls, much easier and faster if you need to save time.
Date published: 2011-05-13
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