This capricious confection strikes a summery note, thanks to a hot-hued palette and flowery forms. Decorate a Dimensions Cascade Pan cake with fondant flowers shaped with the Floral Collection Flower Making Kit.
Approximately 1 week in advance, make fun flowers, leaves and scrolls: Tint 1/2 recipe of gum paste green; divide remaining recipe in thirds and tint rose, violet and yellow.
Make the following fun flowers: 2 solid rose blossoms, 1 lemon/rose blossom, 1 full-bloom solid yellow blossom and 2 violet daisies. Make 5 leaves: roll out green gum paste; and cut leaves using pattern and craft knife; let dry several days on cornstarch-dusted flower formers. Pipe tip 2 swirls on leaves with royal icing. Make 6 scrolls: Roll green logs, 1/4 in. diameter x 10 in. long; shape into scrolls and let dry on cornstarch-dusted waxed paper. Using hot glue, attach leaves to wire wrapped in florist tape; attach scrolls to 3 in. pieces of wire. Let dry.
Prepare cake for rolled fondant by brushing with apricot glaze. Tint 3 packages of fondant as follows: 1 package green, 1/2 pk. yellow; divide remaining 1 1/2 packages. into 5ths and tint violet, rose, orange and blue; reserve 1/5 white. Using patterns, cut fondant panel pieces and attach to cake sections one at a time. Tape two cake circles together and cover with green fondant. Cut fondant strips in various colors, 1/8 in. wide by 11 in. long; attach to center and edges of each panel with brush dipped in water. Roll small fondant balls, 7 in each color, and attach with water to center strips. Cut orange fondant flowers using forget-me-not cutter from flower making set; attach to cake with water. Add tip 2 royal icing dot centers. Roll 3/4 in., 1/2 in. and 3/8 in. diameter white fondant balls and attach at bottom border. Fill center of cake with remaining fondant; insert flowers, leaves and scrolls on wires.
Dazzling Dimensions! Cake is rated
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Rated 5 out of
this cake was soooo much fun to make. I made it with pastel colors and it turned out just beautiful!
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 4 out of
This cake is very fun and impressive. Applying the different colors of fondant and making the flowers was time consuming. Allow more time than you think you need for this cake.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of
I love the (out of the box) thinking on this one, it doesn't fit the usual design or colors. will probably attempt soon.