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Garden Guests Cake


Makes: Cake serves 94.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

At least 3 days in advance: Make 2 large royal icing butterflies on wires. Tape wing patterns to cake board and cover with waxed paper. For easy release, spray waxed paper with non-stick vegetable pan spray and wipe off excess with soft tissue. For butterfly, cover with tip 4 outlines. Make extras to allow for breakage. Let dry 24 hours. Carefully remove from waxed paper. Assemble butterflies on waxed paper-covered board. For butterfly body, pipe a tip 5 line, 1 1/2 in. long; insert wire and overpipe another tip 5 line. Insert wings and support with cotton balls to maintain angle. Overpipe body with same tip for head and body. Let dry completely.

Step 2

Make fondant flowers. Tint 1 oz. portions of fondant blue, violet, orange and pink. Roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut flowers specified in directions using cutters from set. Place on thick foam and cup centers using rounded end of modeling stick dipped in cornstarch. Roll small balls (1/8 to 1/4 in. diameter) for centers. Attach using damp brush. Let dry. Use assorted colors to make 10-12 each: apple blossoms, daisies and pansies using cutters from set.

Step 3

Prepare base board. Using largest pan as a guide, cut board 1 in. larger than pan on all sides. Cover with chocolate fondant.

Step 4

Bake and cool 2-layer cakes. Ice smooth with chocolate buttercream and prepare for Stacked Construction.

Step 5

Use pattern to mark side scrolls: 1 on top tier, 1 1/2 on middle tier, 2 on bottom tier. Use light brown buttercream icing to cover main stems with tip 7 outlines. Use green to add tip 4 side stems.

Step 6

Pipe tip 6 bead bottom borders. Attach flowers with icing dots.

Step 7

At reception: Fill 2 Flower Spikes with chocolate fondant; insert butterflies, trimming wires as needed to vary heights. Insert spikes into cake.

Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.

Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown.

Combine Brown with Red-Red for light brown 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.

This 5-petal springtime flower, most commonly seen in white or soft pink, is virtually the same petal shape as the wild rose, but uses a smaller tip creating a petite flower. The dot stamen are typically positioned like the holes in a 5-hole button. Dry them on flower formers for a more natural look.

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Garden Guests Cake is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am making this cake for my sister's wedding. the instructions are really easy to follow. I really like the way that you put all in information for what is needed, takes a lot of guess work out. I am doing my base color in purple instead of the brown. I can't wait until I get it done.
Date published: 2013-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, it is medium but cake is quite fantasy.
Date published: 2012-06-28
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