Garden Trellis Tiered Cake

Garden Trellis Tiered Cake

Ideal for garden themed events, this elegant trio features neat rows of shells leading up to a rose top bouquet. It's displayed on a gracefully-scrolled metal stand that's ready to hold your favorite silk greenery accents.

Serves 156*.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake Cakes

Bake your favorite 2-layer cake recipe or mix following recipe instructions in the 8 in., 12 in. and 16 in. pans. Cool layers in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Arrange each cake on same-sized cake circle. Spatula ice each cake. Place each cake on separator plates 2 inches larger than cake, securing cake with icing.

Step 2

Step 2: Prepare Cake for Decorating

Divide cakes as follows: 8 in. cake into 16ths, 12 in. cake into 24ths (divide cake in 12ths, then divide each section in half again), 16 in. cake in 32nds (divide cake into 8ths, divide each section in half twice more to create 32 sections).

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate Cakes

Decorate alternating rows of tip 16 and tip 21 shells along division marks. Decorate tip 2D star bottom borders on all cakes.

Step 4

Step 4: At The Celebration

Position cakes on cake stand. Add rose garlands between tiers.

*Note: The top tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include top tier.

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