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Resplendence Cake


Three cakes are always better than one! Display an alluringly iced trio atop Crystal Look Separator Plates and Pillars to fashion a fetching composition that makes every event a special occasion.
Makes: Cake serves 156.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

In advance, make approximately 296 large and 212 small royal icing swirls: Place waxed paper over patterns, use royal icing and tip 3 to pipe small swirls and tip 6 to pipe large swirls. Make extra to allow for breakage and let dry.

Step 2

Ice 2-layer cakes smooth with buttercream icing. Position 8 in. cake on 9 in. plates stacked with 7 in. pillars, place 12 in. cake on 13 in. plates stacked with 5 in pillars, place 16 in. cake on 17 in. plate, raised with 12 in. craft circle.

Step 3

Attach royal icing swirls to cake with tip 2 and buttercream: On all tiers, attach row of small swirls on top edge of cake, attach row of large swirls on side of cake and attach row of small swirls below large row. Pipe tip 7 bead bottom border on all cakes.

Step 4

Attach a large swirl between every third bead using tip 2. You will use 44 small and 53 large swirls on 8 in. cake, 62 small and 83 large swirls on 12 in. cake and 106 small and 160 large swirls on 16 in. cake.

Step 5

At reception: Position fresh flowers, taper candles and greenery.

*Note: The top tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the top tier.

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8 x 2 in. Round Pan

8 x 2 in. Round Pan (cake should be 2-layer, 4 in. high)

12 x 2 in. Round Pan

12 x 2 in. Round Pan (cake should be 2-layer, 4 in. high)

16 x 2 in. Round Pan

16 x 2 in. Round Pan (cake should be 2-layer, 4 in. high)

Crystal-Look Separator Plates

1 Crystal-Look Separator Plates (17 in,)

Crystal-Look Pillars

1 set Crystal-Look Pillars (7 in.)

Small Swirl Patterns

Small Swirl Patterns (Pattern on pg. 142 in Wilton Wedding Cakes, A Romantic Portfolio book)

Large Swirl Patterns

Large Swirl Patterns (Pattern on pg. 142 in Wilton Wedding Cakes, A Romantic Portfolio book)

12 in. Styrofoam craft circle

12 in. Styrofoam craft circle

Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh greenery

Fresh greenery

Taper Candles

9 Taper Candles

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Resplendence Cake is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved the presentation and the swirls. The swirls add the grace and delicacy. I made a similar presentation but the floral work was done with sugar paste. To the roses I added small punched flowers and daisies and used the flower varnish to give the floral decoration a porcelain look. I am based at India and have been very fortunate to have a cousin in the USA who purchases wilton's choicest colours and arranges to get them delivered to me. Using wilton colours has allowed me to give my designs a beautiful blend of colours. Regards,
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my brother and sister-in-law for their wedding. This was the first "wedding cake" I had attempted, I enjoyed doing it. I covered the tops with royal icing roses and added color to the side. I would make this again and use different techniques. They loved it and everyone at the wedding was surprised that I had done the decorating..... This is a ideal cake for someone wanting to try a wedding cake that doesn't require stacking.
Date published: 2010-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this idea for a wedding cake that had to be transported several hundred miles. It was simply elegant and traveled with no worry. Everyone was very pleased with the design and display.
Date published: 2010-12-03
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