Pink Bouquet on Chocolate

Pink Bouquet on Chocolate

Pink on brown is a very popular color combo, and when it's pink daisies on chocolate, the combination couldn't be better. This cake suits a small wedding shower, Mother's Day celebrations, a Garden Club luncheon and so many other occasions. The flowers are a gum paste-fondant mix, so the petals can be rolled very thin, making them look incredibly realistic.

Serves about 15.

Step 1

Step 1: Make Flower Topper

Combine 4 oz. gum paste with 1 packet neon pink fondant; roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut 15 small daisies, using cutter from set; place in large flower former cups and dry completely. Reserve remaining gum paste/fondant mixture. Cut wires in half; attach to backs of flowers with melted white candy. Let set.

Step 2

Step 2: Prepare Cake Base

Tint white fondant teal. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Brush piping gel onto cake base; cover with teal fondant. Reserve remaining fondant.

Step 3

Step 3: Bake and Ice Cake

Bake and cool a 2-layer 8 in. round cake. Stack cooled cake layers on fondant-covered cake base. Prepare for fondant by lightly icing with buttercream.

Step 4

Step 4: Cover Cake with Fondant

Roll out chocolate fondant 1/8 in. thick and cover cake; smooth. Roll out remaining chocolate fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut 1/4 in. wide strips; attach to bottom border of cake with damp brush. Wrap chocolate fondant around one globe pillar, leaving hole in top open. Trim one pillar to height of cake; insert into center of cake.

Step 5

Step 5: Decorate The Cake

Roll out reserved pink fondant/gum paste mix 1/16 in. thick. Cut small daisies with cutter; attach to cake with damp brush. Roll out reserved teal fondant 1/16 in. thick; cut out flower centers with narrow end of tip 12. Attach to daisies with damp brush. Wrap wired daisies together with tape and insert into center of globe pillar; bend wire to flow flowers around globe. Attach globe to cake top.

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