Celebrate all the years you’ve been together with this cute Every Year’s a Gift Anniversary Cake. Decorated with fondant hearts and a big fondant bow, this cake is easy to personalize in the colors of your choice and you can make it applicable to celebrate any anniversary year you’d like. There’s no better way to tell someone how much you love them than by crafting something yourself, and with this Every Year’s a Gift Anniversary Cake, you’re sure to impress your loved one no matter what the occasion.
A week ahead, knead 2 pks. fondant together, divide in 4ths and color green, violet, rose and yellow. Cut 16 bow loops 9 in. x 1 1/2 in. wide. Brush a small amount of water on the end, fold the length in half to form a loop.
Pinch ends together to secure. Cut 96 dots using the small opening top tip 2A. Attach 6 dots to each loop with water. Set loops on sides to dry. Cut out gift tag and let dry.
Prepare 2-layer cake by icing lightly in buttercream icing. Knead 2 pks. fondant together, roll 1/8 in. thick and cover cake in fondant. Smooth with Easy-Glide Fondant Smoothers.
Cut four 9 x 1 1/2 in. ribbons, 1 of each color, and attach to cake with damp brush. Cut 20 dots using the small opening to tip 2A. Attach 5 dots to each ribbon with a damp brush.
Cut 20 dots using the small opening to tip 2A. Attach 5 dots to each ribbon with a damp brush. Combine the leftover fondant with 1 pk. of fondant, knead together, roll out and cut approximately 50 hearts in each size using the 2 smallest cutters.
Attach small hearts on top of large hearts with dots of water and randomly attach to cake with a damp brush. Roll approximately 60 marble size balls out of fondant and attach to bottom border.
Make 5 hearts on wires: Cut 9 in. wire lengths. Stack small and large hearts and secure with water. Attach wire to back of heart with small piece of fondant. Let dry.
Position flower spike in center of cake. Twist ends of heart wires together, and place in spike. Arrange bow loops on cake top, securing wit dots of buttercream icing.
Write tip 1 message on gift tag in buttercream icing; position on cake top.
Nothing says "celebrate" like a cake topped with a lush fondant bow. While the bow looks intricate, it's really just a grouping of fondant strips, folded, wrapped and arranged to create a full effect. When you cut strips with the Fondant Ribbon Cutter/ Embosser, you can create bows with stripes or beaded edge embossed designs. Or place fondant on Imprint Mat and roll over one time to imprint design.
Every Year’s a Gift Anniversary Cake is rated
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Rated 5 out of
I made this as a three tiered cake rather than just the one. It was such a hit! The bow was beautiful and gave the cake such grand presence. Everyone loved it and I got many compliments on the bow-people thought that I had bought it! It was very simple and easy to do, but I can see why some would need a bit of help. (I learned this through Wiltons cake courses-so I had someone show me which is easier than reading about how to it.) But it makes your cake look like a gift/present so its perfect for almost any occasion!
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 4 out of
save some time and simply pipe a bead border with buttercream icing instead of rolling tiny fondant balls!
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of
I made this cake for a bridal shower and everyone just loved it. I made a round cake instead of square, and used the two colours the bride picked for her wedding. The hardest thing was the bow, but I have learned to make the loops a day ahead of putting everything together so that they keep their shape.