Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a wedding shower or just making it to Friday, this Navy Blue Tile Cake is a sweet touch to your celebration. Decorated with blue and white fondant tiles, this cake is great for beginning fondant decorators and is a fun and simple project that is easy to customize. You can see this cake and many more in the How to Decorate with Fondant Shapes and Cut-Outs kit, filled with lots of tutorials, inspiration and even a few must-have tools to make your treats shine.
Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool three cake layers.
Make icing. Prepare two recipes buttercream icing following recipe instructions. Level, fill and stack cake layers for 6 in. high cake. Using spatula, ice cake smooth. Using tip of spatula, make swirl on top of cake.
Tint fondant. Tint 12 oz. fondant dark blue using color combination provided. Combine Royal Blue and Black icing colors to get dark blue color shown. Using fondant roller with purple guide rings, roll out dark blue fondant. Using square cutter, cut out 112 squares.
Place dark blue squares in two rows around top and bottom of cake.
Make white fondant accents. Using fondant roller with pink guide rings, roll out white fondant. Using mini leaf cut-out, cut 448 leaves.
Using damp brush, attach four leaves in “X” shape to each dark blue square.
If you find it challenging to ice a cake smoothly, try spatula icing. It’s a great way to hide imperfections, create texture and add visual interest to cakes. Begin this technique with a fresh, roughly iced cake. Spatula icing is a versatile technique that can also be used to decorate other treats. Try it with sheet cakes, cookies and brownies.