Diva in Training

Diva in Training

It's her celebration ? let her be diva for a day! Imagine her surprise when she sees her cake surrounded by a fondant ribbon rose fanfare. Imagine your surprise when you see just how easy these roses are to make.

Serves 12.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake The Cake

Bake and cool 2-layer heart-shaped cake. Stack cake layers on foil-wrapped cake board using buttercream icing as filling.

Step 2

Step 2: Ice Cake

Spatula ice smooth with buttercream icing.   Tint a portion of fondant light rose.  Roll out light rose fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut two 1 x 15 in. long strips. Position strips flat around top border of cake; trim to fit heart shape.

Step 3

Step 3: Make Ribbon Roses

Tint portion of fondant dark rose.  Make 19 ruffled ribbon roses; attach flowers to top edge of cake with damp brush.  Tint small portion of fondant light green; roll out 1/8 in. thick; cut 20 leaves using smallest Cut-Out.  If desired, place leaves on thin foam and score vein lines with veining tool. Attach with damp brush.

Step 4

Step 4: Add Message

Roll out remaining light rose fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut ¼ in. wide strips; position on cake top to form message. Roll ½ in. balls of white fondant and attach to bottom border with buttercream.

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