At least 1 day in advance: Using pan as pattern, cut cake base from double-thick cake boards, making base 1 in. larger than pan on all sides. Wrap base with foil and lightly brush with piping gel. Tint 24 oz. fondant blue; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cover board with fondant; smooth with Fondant Smoother.
Ice cake top smooth in blue and sides 1/2 in. thick in white buttercream. Comb sides with small-tooth edge of comb.
For page borders, roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut 1/2 in. wide strips and position around page edges.
For center binding, cut 1 in. wide fondant strip; position at center.
For message and chalice areas, cut two 8 x 4 1/2 in. wide fondant rectangles; position at center of each page. Cut chalice and host using trophy and smallest round cutters from set; trim handles from trophy and position on cake.
Using tip 1, outline chalice base and print letters on host. Add tip 2 scrolls and dots on chalice. Imprint message on right page using message press; outline with tip 2.
For background of both pages, pipe tip 2 scrolls with tip 349 leaves. Pipe tip 7 ball bottom border.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.
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Rated 4 out of
Once the cake has the frosting and the fondant borders, the rest went pretty quick. I did not cover the whole cake board with the blue fondant. I used the strips and it worked fine in my opinion.
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 5 out of
What makes this cake have some difficulty, in my opinion, is the writing on the cake. I think that the decoration on top of the cake is really pretty. And the blue paper matches the cake perfectly. You could do just about anything with this cake.
Date published: 2011-05-26
Rated 4 out of
I made this for my nephew's baptism and everyone thought it came from a bakery. I had fun, you can do so much with this. Instead of the chalice, I did a bible verse instead. The only thing I didn't do was the scroll piping...it still came out beautiful.