Weeping Willow Cake

Weeping Willow Cake

The draped leaves on this cake are reminiscent of the graceful weeping willow tree. Covered in multi-toned leaves with the shimmer of Pearl Dust, this technique takes time to do, but is not difficult. The oohs and ahs you’ll receive will make it worth your while!

Serves 20.

Step 1

Step 1: Prepare Cake

Bake 2 layer cake in 8 in. round baking pans; cool completely. Stack cake layers on pedestal cake plate, spreading buttercream icing or other preferred filling between layers. Prepare for fondant by lightly spatula icing cake with buttercream.

Step 2

Step 2: Cover Cake With Fondant

Tint 24 oz. white fondant a medium green; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cover cake; smooth.

Step 3

Step 3: Make Leaves

Divide remaining fondant into 4 parts; tint portions light kelly green, dark kelly green, light leaf green, dark leaf green. Marble all green fondant pieces together; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Using largest leaf Cut-Out, cut leaves. (Cake as shown was made with about 132 leaves.) With small veining tool on thin foam, vein leaves (heavy veining will increase leaf size 1/4-1/2 in.). Dust with leaf green, gold and yellow pearl dust, as desired.

Step 4

Step 4: Decorate the Cake

Beginning at the bottom of the freshly covered fondant cake, attach leaves with damp brush, positioning so that leaves hang over edge of cake plate. Add second row of leaves, overlapping row below it. Continue until sides are covered and top row slightly overlaps top edge of cake.

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