For 12 in. cake: Roll out reserved light green fondant 1/8 in.
thick for lily pad. Place fondant on 12 in. pan for sizing and
cutting. Use straight edge of Cutter/Embosser to cut a lily pad
shape about 1/3 to 1/2 size of the pan. Attach to back portion of
12 in. cake top. Roll out remaining dark green fondant 1/16 in.
thick. Cut 1/4 in. wide blades of grass in various lengths. Attach
to cake with damp brush, folding some ends forward. Tint
fondant: 1 oz. brown. Roll 20 brown logs 1 x 3/8 in. for cattails;
attach using damp brush. Roll 20 thin brown stems 1 to 1 3/4 in.
long; attach. Cut a 2 x 2 1/4 in. wide paper sign; print message
with black marker. Attach Lollipop Stick to back using tape.
At reception: Position castle and attach to cake using melted
candy. Insert bushes, frogs and sign. ? Position topper. Attach
flowers to bushes.
* Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for lime green shades for lily
pads and frogs shown.
* Combine Christmas Red with Brown for brown
* Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for yellow shown.
Always place a separator plate, or cake board cut to fit, on the cake
where you position any figurine or topper. This protects both the cake
and your keepsake. For extra stability, secure your figurine to the plate
with double stick craft tape.
** The smallest tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number
of servings given does not include the smallest tier.