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Tolling the Happy News Cake

Makes: Cake serves 64.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Make the following color flow pieces at least 1 week in advance: 13 hearts, 20 rose flowers, 30 white flowers, two bells and four ribbons. Outline patterns using tip 2 and full-strength color flow. Let dry, then flow-in with thinned color flow. Let dry.

Step 2

When completely dry, use full-strength color flow and tip 1 overpipe bell and tip 2 to pipe swirls on flowers. Make extras of all color flow pieces to allow for breakage.

Step 3

Bake and cool two 1 1/2 in. cakes to form one 3 in. high cake. Prepare for rolled fondant by lightly icing with buttercream. Cover cake with fondant; smooth with Easy-Glide Smoothers.

Step 4

Pipe tip 21 shell bottom border. Attach color flow pieces with dots of icing. Mark message using pattern and toothpick; write tip 4 message.

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The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It's the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.

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Tolling the Happy News Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for an anniversary, but made it in the sweetheart pan instead of the 16" heart. I printed out the pattern for the color flow pieces and scanned it into my computer and made it smaller to fit my cake. It worked great! I used the colors from my wedding (rose and burgundy). I made the small hearts and the flowers around the bottom out of buttercream instead of color flow icing. I also added 2 bluebirds (made from color flow) and put them on both sides of the bells like they were holding the ribbons. Everyone thought it was so pretty! It was a little time consuming to make (especially with the buttercream roses) but worth it!
Date published: 2013-03-11
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