Cover 3 in. high cake with fondant reserve leftover fondant. Cut ladybugs using round Cut-Outs?--large for bodies, medium for heads.
Cut 1/2 in. from body and attach body and head to cake with damp brush. Cut spots using small round Cut-Out?; attach. Pipe tip 3 dot eyes in buttercream.
Position small fondant balls for pupils. Insert shoestring licorice antennae. Cut 5 large, 9 medium and 9 small fondant flowers using Cut-Outs?.
Paint large and medium flower centers with lines of Brush-On Color?. Roll small balls for centers and attach with damp brush. Attach flowers to cake.
Cut fondant leaves using medium and small cut-outs. Paint veins with Brush-On Color? and attach next to large and medium flowers.
For grass, cut 3/4 in. wide strips with 1/2 in. deep thin slits; dampen uncut edge and attach. Roll logs for letters and attach.
*Note: Mix 2 oz. neon yellow and 1/4 oz. primary yellow with pastel yellow for covering cake; combine 2 oz. of mixture with 1 oz. neon yellow for yellow flowers and 2 oz. of mixture with 1 oz. primary green for leaves.
One of the simplest techniques for decorating with fondant is to create cut-outs. Fondant shapes can be applied to lay at on the surface of a treat or dried so that they hold their shape when used as a topper.
Guarding The Garden Cake is rated
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Rated 5 out of
I MADE ONE LIKE IT FOR THE COUNTY FAIR AND PLACED FIRST AND CHAMPION AND THEN OVER ALL CHAMPION. EVERONE LOVED IT. FOR SOMEONE WHO IS TRYING NEW IDEAS, ITS GETS ALOT OF PRAISE. i'm going to have my grand daughters try this one.
I didn't have the black licorice so i used spaghetti and used black icing color for the entinas. And I didn't have a 3" pan so I used the 2" and it worked out get.
Date published: 2012-08-03
Rated 4 out of
First cake using fondant. Used buttercream and made the fondant cutouts. Fairly easy to make.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of
buggyloo's mom from
when i was decorating cakes in a grocery store bakery, we needed new ideas besides just flowers balloons and rainbows, so I scrolled thru the book and did the ladybug design. It sold within the hour.!!