A Burst of Autumn

A Burst of Autumn

Rich hues of orange, brown and golden yellow add a warm, welcoming glow to this opulent oval cake. The perfect centerpiece for fall celebrations and Thanksgiving feasts.

Serves 20.

Step 1

Step 1: Make Drop Flowers

At least 2 days before decorating cake, make yellow, brown, orange and dark orange royal icing drop flowers in a variety of sizes using tips 129, 131, and 225 (200 flowers were used for this cake as shown - make additional in case of breakage); add tip 2 or 3 dot flower centers. Allow to dry completely.

Step 2

Step 2: Prepare Cake

Bake your favorite 2-layer cake recipe or mix in oval 10 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. cake pan. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Wrap cake board cut to size with Fanci-Foil. Arrange cake on prepared cake board.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate

Ice cake smooth in peach buttercream. Position flowers in an oval shape on cake top. Randomly attach flowers on cake sides and around bottom border with tip 3 dots of icing.

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