Just-Picked Peony Cake
See how much texture a gum paste peony can bring to your cake! With layer upon layer of ruffled petals, the peony is now easy to achieve using the Peony Gum Paste Cutter Set.
Cake serves 12.
GUM PASTE COLOR TINTED:
Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formula to tint gum paste in the following shade:
? Pastel Orange (formula 1355): 6 oz. gum paste + 1 BR + 2 O + 7 Y
ICING COLOR TINTED:
Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formula to tint icing in the following shade:
? Bright & Bold Teal (formula 3262): 6 cups icing + 24 B + 6 Y
Make peony three days in advance. Tint 6 oz. gum paste orange. Excluding the last two rows of large petals, make one wired peony following instructions in cut-outs set. Let dry following instructions.
Make layered cake. Bake and cool two 6 in. cake layers.
Assemble and ice cake.
Tint 6 cups icing teal. Level, fill and stack layers on cake pedestal, for a 2-layer cake, 6 in. high.
Use spatula and icing to ice cake smooth, 3/8 in. thick on sides. Use multi-sized ridged comb to comb top 2 in. of cake.
Insert peony in flower spike. Insert flower spike in edge of cake.