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Engaging Silhouettes Cake

The traditional proposal takes a comic turn as the future bride admires her new ring. Fondant creates the smooth backdrop for these gum paste-crafted figures.
Makes: 27 Servings
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Two days in advance: Make couple. Tint gum paste black and roll out 1/16 in. thick. Position pattern and cut with knife. Cut an extra couple to allow for breakage; let dry on cake board dusted with cornstarch.

Step 2

Also: Tint 30 oz. fondant black. Cover two cake boards (13 x 17 in.) with fondant.

Step 3

Tint 60 oz. fondant bright pink, 12 oz. light pink. Prepare 1-layer cake for rolled fondant; cover with bright pink and smooth with Fondant Smoother. Roll out light pink 1/8 in. thick. Cut an 11 x 7 in. rectangle and position on cake. Position couple.

Step 4

Pipe tip 6 bead bottom border. With tip 2, print message, and pipe sparkle lines around ring. Pipe in diamond with white Sparkle Gel.

* Combine Rose with Orange for bright and light pink shown.

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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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Engaging Silhouettes Cake is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! I wish i could post a photo of the cake I made. I scaled down the photo to 50%, and was able to put it on a 8" double tiered cake. The key is, when you cut it out laminate it! She is very delicate. If you don't have a laminating machine (like me), then just using mailing tape. I used tape I bought from the dollar store, worked just fine! Make sure it is flat, and there are no creases in your tape, or it could show up in your fondant. After you cut it out, use an x-acto knife to cut it out. Take your time. It is worth it, because it looked great! If you do not want to use fondant, you could also invest in hard black card stock. Then use your x-acto knife to cut it out on there. Glue a skewer stick to the back, and you have an instant cake topper. Looks great! (or just use gum paste and let harden for a few days).
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used sugar sheets to cut out the silhouettes, Used an exacto knife to cut them out. Then layed them on a buttercream icing base. It was a winner in my Nephews & fieance's eyes.
Date published: 2012-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I found that the silhouette cutouts were very fiddly to work with and actually broke once for me (at the the wrist and ankles for the girl) and I had to re-do it. The effect is beautiful on the finished cake but it is something you have to really take your time to make and for me it was more trouble then it was worth to make it again
Date published: 2011-05-13
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