Take a Bow! Cake

Take a Bow! Cake

It's fun to match the cake to the celebration! This cake can be decorated in any color scheme. With a pretty bow on top, this cake is all wrapped up and ready to party in easy-to-use fondant.

Cake serves 20.

Step 1

Step 1: Make Fondant Bow

Several days before decorating cake, make fondant bow. Add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex each to pink, blue and green fondant from Multi Pack. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Make 4 pink, 3 green and 2 blue bow strips using zigzag cutting wheels and 1/2 in. spacers from Ribbon Cutter/Embosser Set. Cut 1 green strip approximately 4-1/2 in. long, cut the remaining strips approximately 6-1/2 in. long. Shape center and loops, sealing ends, if necessary, with a little water; trim off corners of bow loops to form an outward "V" shape. Allow loops to dry on cornstarch dusted surface, supporting with crushed tissue inside. Reserve remaining fondant.

Step 2

Step 2: Bake and Ice Cake

Bake and cool a 2-layer 9-inch round cake. Stack cooled cake layers on foil-covered cake board. Prepare for fondant by lightly icing with buttercream.

Step 3

Step 3: Cover Cake with Rolled Fondant

Reserve 2 in. ball of white fondant for stars; tint remaining fondant yellow. Cover cake in yellow rolled fondant; smooth.

Step 4

Step 4: Decorate

Roll out reserved pink, blue and green fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 8 in. long ribbon strips, using Ribbon Cutter/Embosser wheels as for loops. Divide cake into 8ths; attach strips at cake divisions with damp brush. Trim off excess.

Roll out reserved white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Using smallest star cut-out, cut stars. Attach between ribbon strips with damp brush. Attach bow loops to cake top with fondant adhesive. Attach center loop with fondant adhesive. Allow to dry.

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