Prepare and roll out dough. Cut "MOM" using letter cutters from set. On "O" cookie, gently press cut out center circle back into cookie. Bake and cool. Pipe tip 12 zigzag on "M" and tip 12 bead petals on "O" in rose buttercream. Add tip 12 yellow dot flower center. Attach sticks to back with melted candy.
Prepare 3 boxes white cake mix following package instructions; divide in thirds. In one portion of batter, gently stir in Violet Icing Color to desired shade (use clean toothpicks to transfer color from jar to batter). Repeat with Golden Yellow Icing Color to color second portion. Repeat with Rose Icing Color to color second portion.
Place Batter Dividing Ring in the first prepared 9 x 1 1/2 in. pan. Pour violet-colored batter in outer section and yellow-colored batter in the middle section and rose in center section. Fill sections halfway. Remove ring from pan by carefully lifting straight up on handles. Rinse and completely dry ring.
Place ring in 2nd prepared pan and in the first prepared 9 x 1 1/2 in. pan. Pour yellow colored batter in outer section and rose-colored batter in the middle section and violet colored batter in center section. Fill sections halfway. Remove ring from pan by carefully lifting straight up on handles. Rinse and completely dry ring.
Place clean and dry ring in 3rd prepared pan. Pour rose-colored batter in outer and violet-colored batter in the middle section and yellow-colored batter in the center section. Fill sections halfway. Remove ring from pan as before.
Bake and cool cakes following recipe directions.Place cake on foil-wrapped cake board. Ice smooth in blue buttercream.
Pipe tip 12 bead flowers in violet, orange and rose. Add tip 12 yellow ball centers. Pipe tip 5 outline stems, tip 352 leaves in green. Pipe tip 233 pull-out grass bottom border. Insert cookies in cake top.
Mom's Sweet Garden Cake is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Once I realized the divider needs to come out before baking a lot easier.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 5 out of
Very impressive, but tedious cake. I made the flowers and MOM letters in royal icing, which added extra time towards making this cake. The MOM letters I just placed on top of the cake, didn't prop it up. Checkerboard effect, while super impressive to whomever eats the cake, takes a lot of time. It's worth it. I posted a review of the Checkerboard Cake Set on the product page with tips on using it.
I rated this cake somewhat easy because you need to know a few techniques for making the flowers and grass as well as getting a good checkerboard inside.
Here's a picture of my cake:
Date published: 2012-05-17
Rated 5 out of
I recently did this cake for Mother's Day. It was super easy and everyone loved it. I didn't do the cookies on top, instead wrote a message and put a couple of butterflies on it (my daughter's favorite part). It turned out really cute. Great cake for a beginner also.