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The Wedding Party Makes the Rounds Cakes

Makes: Cakes Serve 94
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

At least 3 days in advance: Make people. Tint fondant as follows: 34 oz. skin tone, 16 oz. black, 14 oz. violet, 6 oz. yellow, 4 oz. dark brown, 4 oz. light brown; reserve 100 oz. white. Roll out 1/8 in. thick as needed.

Step 2

For Brides, Bridesmaids, Grooms, Groomsmen and Kids: Use 2.5 in. globes for heads and bodies of adults, 2 in. globes for kids. Tape top holes closed on globes for heads. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Brush globes lightly with Piping Gel. For adult heads, cut a 6 in. fondant circle; for body, cut a 2 1/2 x 8 in. fondant strip.

For kids heads, cut a 5 in. fondant circle; for body, cut a 2 x 6 1/2 in. fondant strip. Attach fondant to globes; smooth with hand. Cut fondant away from open holes. Cut 3-6 in. diameter circles for adult hair; 2-3 in. diameter for kids? hair; position loosely. Use knife to cut hair line; carefully remove excess fondant. Attach hairline with damp brush; smooth. If desired, add 2nd layer or use veining tool to add detail (see following for specific hairdos). Let dry 1 hour before drawing facial features. Use FoodWriters to draw dot eyes and outline mouths.

Step 3

For grooms and groomsmen: Use pattern to cut away shirt front; cut white shirt and insert. Cut small triangles for collar as needed. Use pattern to cut 1 lapel; reverse pattern for 2nd lapel. Attach using damp brush. Shape 3/4 in. wide bow tie; or cut a 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. strip for straight tie; attach. Roll 2 1/2 in. long logs, 1/2 in. wide for arms; shape and attach. Roll and flatten small balls for hands; cut slits for fingers and attach.

Step 4

For brides and bridesmaids: Roll 2 1/2 in long logs, 3/8 in. wide for arms (1/4 in. wide for kids); shape and attach. Cut small ovals for sleeves or cut two white pansies; cut off 2 top petals. Attach sleeves above arms. For Veil: Gather 6 x 10 in. tulle and wrap with florist wire. Insert in hair.

Step 5

For ring bearer?s pillow: shape a 3/4 in. square; attach. Shape very thin strips of gray fondant for 2 rings.

Step 6

Hairdos: For bride?s curls, cut 1/8 in. wide strips and wrap around lollipop stick to form curliques. Let set 5-10 minutes; slide off and let set again 5-10 minutes. Attach individual strands, trimming lengths as needed.

For groom?s spikes: roll and shape tiny logs; attach.

For flat blond spikes: cut 5 starbursts and attach in layers.

For hair bows: shape 2 loops from 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. wide strips; roll small ball for center knot. Attach.

Step 7

Also in advance: Make flowers. For all flowers, roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut using cutters from set. For bride and each bridesmaid, make 1 apple blossom and 5 forget-me-nots in white for bride and violet for bridesmaids (6 for flower girl). For groom and each groomsman, make 1 forget-me-not; white for groom, violet for groomsmen. For cakes, make 30 white pansies. Set all flowers on thick foam and shape using ball tool. In royal icing, pipe tip 3 dot centers on pansies and tip 2 dot centers on all other flowers. Let pansies dry in melting plate.

Step 8

Bake and cool 2-layer cakes (bake two 1 1/2 in. layers for 3 in. cakes). Prepare and cover with rolled fondant.

Step 9

Use dividing wheel to divide cakes: 12 in. into 12ths, 10 in. into 10ths, 8 in. into 8ths. For each side drape, cut a 3 x 5 in. rectangle. Gather into folds and pinch ends together. Use damp brush to attach in curve between division marks, trimming ends at an angle to fit.

Step 10

Pipe tip 3 bead bottom borders in buttercream. Attach pansies with icing dots. Trim pillars to 7 in. for 2.5 in. globe adults and 6 in. for 2 in. globe kids. Push into cakes. Slide on people.

* Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown.

* Combine Brown with Red- Red for light and dark brown shown.

** The smallest tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number ofservings given does not include the smallest tier.

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Globe Pillar Sets ((2.5 in. - 4 sets))

White Tulle ((6 x 10))

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 vibrant pansy features petals in complementary colors and a distinctive loop center. They can be multi-colored or all one color. Add multi-tones using a striped bag or by painting in colors at the flower's center or at the petal edge with a fine brush dipped in a small amount of lemon extract tinted with icing color.

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.

The luxurious folds of a fondant drape add richness as a side garland or as skirt accents. Make a larger, more dramatic drape by cutting a larger rectangle. Be sure not to roll out fondant too thick before gathering?the weight of the drape may tear the ends.

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