Holiday Happiness Cake Zoom

Holiday Happiness Cake

Holiday wrapping starts now! Add a festive touch to this cake with seasonal colors, fun cut outs, cute curlicues, and a magnificent ribbon striped bow.
Makes: Cake serves 20.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Several days before decorating cake:

Step 2

Add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to each packet of red and green fondant in Multi-Packs. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Make 8 red bow strips using zigzag cutting wheels and 1/2 in. spacers from Ribbon Cutter/Embosser Set.

Step 3

Cut 1 strip approximately 4-1/2 in. long, cut the remaining strips approximately 6-1/2 in. long. Cut 8 green strips about 1/4 in. wide; attach to red strips with damp brush.

Step 4

Shape center and loops, sealing ends, if necessary, with a little water; trim off corners of bow loops to form an outward "V" shape. Allow loops to dry on cornstarch dusted surface, supporting with crushed tissue inside.

Step 5

Make red, green and white curliques. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick on surface lightly dusted with cornstarch. Cut into thin strips. Loosely wrap strips several times around a dowel rod to form curls. Let set 5 to 10 minutes. Slide curl off dowel rod and let dry. Reserve remaining fondant.

Step 6

Bake and cool a 2-layer 9-inch round cake. Stack cooled cake layers on foil-covered cake board. Prepare for fondant by lightly icing with buttercream.

Step 7

Reserve 2 in. ball of white fondant for circles; tint remaining fondant light green. Cover cake; smooth.

Step 8

Roll out reserved red fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 8 in. long ribbon strips, using Ribbon Cutter/Embosser wheels as for loops. Roll out reserved green fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut 1/4 in. wide strips; attach to red strips with damp brush. Divide cake into 8ths; attach strips at cake divisions with damp brush. Trim off excess.

Step 9

Roll out reserved white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Using smallest round cut-out, cut circles. Attach between ribbon strips with damp brush. Attach bow loops and curliques to cake top fondant adhesive. Attach center loop with fondant adhesive. Allow to dry.

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You know how much flair curling ribbon adds to a package. Here's the easy way to make fondant curls. Curliques also are great used for hair, tails and confetti streamers.

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.

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Holiday Happiness Cake is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 63.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made the take a bow cake from the Celebrate with Fondant magazine (Great ideas throughout the magazine) The cake was the same as the Holiday happiness cakewith the exception of the colors...It was my first fondant cake it was a little time consuming, however easy to make with the right Wilton supplies. Everyone that shared it was more than impressed with the final product....I will continue to use the methods in the Wilton books..
Date published: 2010-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very simple design and beautiful! It's very cute in a square design, I think it looks more like a present that way!
Date published: 2010-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from God..this is gorgeous!!
Date published: 2010-12-07
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