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Simple Violet Elegance Cake


Randomly placed gum paste violets add a dash of charm to this breathtakingly beautiful cake. Topped with a stunning bow, this cake is great for bridal showers, weddings, birthdays and much more.
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Step 1

In advance, make bow loops and circles with gum paste. Roll gum paste 1/8 in. thin and cut 12 loops 1 1/2 in. wide x 6 in. long. Attach open ends of loops with gum paste adhesive; let dry on loop sides. Cut 1 of each size circle, let dry on cornstarch dusted board.

Step 2

Tint gum paste violet and use forget-me-not cutter from set to cut 44 flowers (make extras to allow for breakage). Place cut flower on thick foam and cup with ball tool, let dry.

Step 3

Bake and cool 2-layer cake and prepare for stacked construction. Ice in buttercream. Roll fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut 4 strips 2 in. wide x 12 in. long and attach to sides of iced cake. Pipe tip 4 bead bottom borders on all cakes and tip 3 dots along fondant strips. Attach flowers with tip 3 dots of icing.

Step 4

Assemble bow according to directions in course book (does this have a direct link) and position on cake top.

*Combine Violet and Rose for violet shown.

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About half the size of a dime, Forget-Me-Nots can be grouped on cake tops or used to accent smaller treats like petits fours. They grow naturally in blue, pink and white.

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

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.

Nothing says "celebrate" like a cake topped with a lush fondant bow. While the bow looks intricate, it's really just a grouping of fondant strips, folded, wrapped and arranged to create a full effect. When you cut strips with the Fondant Ribbon Cutter/ Embosser, you can create bows with stripes or beaded edge embossed designs. Or place fondant on Imprint Mat and roll over one time to imprint design.

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Simple Violet Elegance Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for a briadal shower. It is a simple yet beatiful cake for all occations. The instructions for this cake were made simple to follow and easy to understand. I really loved the way it came out, i changed te color of the violets and the bow for a little more fun and color as the bride to be is full of color. I loved the simple yet elegant style that this cake rought, as we know that as artist we have to use our imagination and our creativity for our best in cake decorating.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i did this cake for a house warming and it was a big hit "SIMPLE but EFFECTIVE". spread a little crisco on the roll and cut mat and between palms of hands to prevent sticking making it more manageable follow the guidelines to the point do not try to improvise unless you really know what you are doing. use white crisco as oppose to yellow crisco so your buttercream has that rich white texture allow yourself some time do not try to do it in a day fondant needs to dry especially with the bows so that they do not flip flop put the bows to stand on their sides the more drying time the better (high humidity delays drying). REMEMBER TO ALLOW YOURSELF TIME. YOU WILL GET TIRED AND WHEN YOU DO, STOP AND COME BACK TO IT YOU WILL LOVE IT. ENJOY.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This only part of this cake that some in the newer age of fondanted cakes might find challenging is the beautifully smooth buttercream job done on this fabulous square tiered cake. The great advantage is that many of the generations prior to the new fondant rage still prefer the taste and classic elegance of the buttercreamed cake. This cake provides both the great taste of the buttercream cake and the added beauty of fondant and gumpaste touches of flare. The giant bow on top of the cake is always a great focal point for any cake. Just be sure to let your bow loops dry on their sides, preferably over night, so that they do not fall from their own weight as you stack them if you are too rushed. Another great trick, to have them come out similarly is to draw an outline on a parchment paper of what you would like your bowloops to look like (shape wise on their side, how round or more triangular) and line them up on the parchment so they all come out looking similar. Also be sure to roll out your half and half to a perfectly level thickness, either 1/16 for thin bows or 1/8 for thicker bow loops, but this way, again, you get some conformity. Be sure to petal dust them with lots of pearl dust while they are still freshly made as they will shimmer beautifully when complete. The edges can also be embossed with the ribbon tool if you would like to add a little something extra to your bow loops. The rest of the decorations are so quick and simple, this is a very easy cake to make for any occasion and yet elegant enough to truly surprise anyone. The colors can be altered to fit any occasion, and remember if you want a truly white, white buttercream, to add Wilton's white white color to yours when you make it. It makes a gorgeous bright white that any color will stand out on. This cake is great fun to make! As a Wilton instructor I can say I have seen this cake made in my Tall Cakes class and it came out great!
Date published: 2011-03-21
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