Layers of fondant doilies tumble out of this Enveloped in Love Wedding Cake. Topped with a cone you can easily personalize to say whatever you’d like, this sophisticated wedding cake design is great for weddings happening any time of year. Customize the fondant colors to make a cake unique to your celebration, or replace the “Love” message with “Baby” for an upcoming baby shower or birthday. Towering high with a lot of visual impact, this cake is sure to be a centerpiece for any celebration.
2 days in advance: Make cone topper. Tint 88 oz. fondant light teal. Add 1 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 10 oz. of tinted fondant; reserve remainder for covering cakes. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut topper shape using pattern and knife. Wrap around 4 in. cornstarch-dusted jar, overlapping ends and securing with damp brush. Let dry.
Pipe tip 5 bead bottom border on 8 in. and 10 in. cakes. Roll a white fondant rope, 18 in. long x 1/2 in. diameter; attach to bottom of 6 in. cake with damp brush.
Using macrame mold and white fondant, mold 226 large and 80 medium circles. Trim 30 medium circles with wide end of tip 5 to make small circles. Attach large circles to 8 in. cake top with damp brush, working upward to cover entire 6 in. cake. Attach circles to 8 in. and 10 in. cake sides, placing large, then medium, then small and leaving progressively more space in between.
Position topper on cake; secure with thinned fondant adhesive. Attach remaining circles to topper. Using alphabet mold and white fondant, make message. Attach with damp brush. Paint circles with white Pearl Dust/lemon extract mixture.
Fondant ropes are an easy way to add dimension and color to a project. The twisted texture of the rope is outstanding for a cake border, garlands or shaped into candies like candy canes and lollipops. Can be used with the natural twisting look or smoothed out; it can have a tailored look or be fun and casual.