2 days in advance, make flame. Tint 3 oz. fondant yellow and add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex. Roll out 3/16 in. thick. Cut out flame using pattern; let dry on cornstarch-dusted cake board 24 hours. Brush fondant flame lightly with water and add yellow sugar. Let set. Thin fondant with a small amount of water and attach lollipop stick to back. Let set 24 hours.
Bake 5 1-layer rounds and cool. Place on cake boards cut to fit and prepare for fondant covering. Divide fondant into 12 oz. portions and tint rose, yellow, blue, green and violet with a little rose added.
Cover cakes with fondant. Dowel rod cakes and stack. Position 1 dowel rod through all 5 tiers. Roll out remaining tinted fondant 3/16 in. thick, set up cutter with zigzag wheel and 1/3 in. spacer. Cut 18 in. long strips and attach to cake tiers at seams with damp brush. Bottom border strip is cut in half horizontally.
Roll out white fondant 3/8 in. thick and cut smallest rounds. Attach to cake with damp brush. Insert flame into cake top.
Add subtle textures to fondant using our Fondant Ribbon Cutter/Embosser. This easy-to-use tool imprints elegant designs as it cuts fondant strips in a variety of widths and also imprints a beaded edge or textured striping. It's another great way to add a beautiful dimensional look to fondant cakes.
For a Big Celebration Cake is rated
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Rated 4 out of
The cake it self was pretty easy to make. I had no problems with the fondant on each layer or the stacking. My issue area was the fondant strips that went around each layer. I had a very hard time getting them on each layer and have them stay were I wanted them too. Overall it is a nice looking cake and I would try it again.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of
Everyone LOVES this cake when they see my picture of it! I think the hardest part is getting the holes in the cake boards to match up with both the cakes and the center dowel rod. A tip I learned my first time making it- use the small dowel rods in each cake! I thought it wouldn't be necessary, and boy was I wrong! :) Other than that, it's not too bad to make.
Date published: 2011-01-16
Rated 5 out of
I made a version of this cake for my daugther's 1st birthday. Everyone loved it!