Best Wishes Squared Cake

Best Wishes Squared Cake

Flowers on cakes are the most popular decoration—you'll make these simple and quick using an imprinted design and a special, but easy decorating technique—brush embroidery.

Cake serves 16.

Step 1

Step 1: Prepare Cake

Bake your favorite 2-layer cake recipe or mix in pan. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Position cake on foil-covered cake board. Lightly ice in buttercream icing to prepare for fondant covering.

Step 2

Step 2: Cover with Fondant

Tint 2 packages fondant yellow. Cover cake in rolled fondant; smooth and trim excess.

Step 3

Step 3: Sponge Sides

Tint royal icing light blue, light green and violet. Slightly thin the green and blue royal icing with water, then sponge both icings onto the cake sides using a piece of crumpled plastic wrap, paper towel, waxed paper or parchment.

Step 4

Step 4: Brush Embroider Top

Using the medium flower Cut-Out, imprint design on cake top. Outline using slightly thinned violet royal icing and tip 2, then apply brush embroidery technique. Add tip 2 dot centers.

Step 5

Step 5: Finish Decorating

Write message with Foodwriter. Dilute small amount of green icing color; paint vines and leaves using decorator brushes. Repeat using violet icing color to paint decorative accents. Roll fondant into 3 long thin ropes each 36 in. long; braid together. Place at bottom border, using a damp brush to secure.

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