Oragami Cake

Oragami Cake

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Here, vibrant-hued fondant triangles are reminiscent of origami cranes, which symbolize peace, longevity and immortality. Topped with a black and white yin/yang cookie, this cake is as much of a centerpiece to the occasion as it is for dessert.

Step 1

Step 1: Make Cookie Topper in Advance

Roll out cookie dough about 1/8 in. thick; cut 1 round cookie using 2nd largest circle cutter. Bake 8-11 minutes or until edges start turning light brown. Cool on cooling grid. While cookie is still warm, transfer Yin/Yang pattern Need a link to this pattern onto cookie top with toothpick. Using full strength royal icing and tip 2, outline cookie and center circles in corresponding colors. Flow in thinned icing with a cut parchment bag. Set aside to dry overnight. When dry, attach cookie stick to cookie with full strength royal icing, leaving 3" of stick exposed. Let dry.

Step 2

Step 2: Make Fondant Decorations In Advance

Roll out colored fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut full and flat top triangles with slits from all colors (44 sets were used on the cake as illustrated); cut 8 additional full triangles with no slit from each color fondant. Let dry on cornstarch covered board.

Step 3

Step 3: Bake the Cake

Bake your favorite 2-layer cake recipe or mix in 8 in. square pan. Cool cake in pan on cooling grid 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Wrap cake board with Fanci-Foil. Arrange cake on prepared cake board.

Step 3

Step 4: Decorate The Cake

Ice cake smooth with white buttercream. Attach triangles with no slits onto cake sides in an overlapping pattern, using dots of icing if needed. Pipe tip 18 shell top and bottom border. Insert cookie into top of cake. Assemble remaining triangles and position on cake top and on cake board around cake.

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