Gift-Wrapped Posies Cake

Gift-Wrapped Posies Cake

This delicate “box” of gift-wrapped roses would make the perfect gift. It’s also ideal for garden parties, a small bridal shower or an intimate backyard wedding. The colorful ribbon roses are so easy to make, but oh so beautiful!

Serves 12.

Step 1

Step 1: Make Fondant Bow

Roll out pastel green fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut two 1 x 3 in. strips. Pinch ends together to form loop; fill loops with cotton and set on sides on cornstarch-dusted surface and allow to dry.

Step 2

Step 2: Make Fondant Ribbon Roses

Add white fondant to orange and purple colored fondant to make pastel tones. Roll out pastel fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut strips 1 in. x 6 in. Make ribbon roses from strips; cut to 1-1/4 in. high. Set aside.

Step 3

Step 3: Prepare the Cake

Bake and cool 2-layer cake in 6 in. square baking pan. Stack cooled layers on foil-wrapped cake board cut to size. Prepare sides of cake for fondant by lightly icing with buttercream icing; spatula ice top of cake fluffy with buttercream.

Step 4

Step 4: Cover Cake with Fondant

Knead together white fondant and one yellow fondant package from primary multi pack; roll out 1/8 in. thick, and 24 x 5 in. in size. (Note: if cake is taller than 4 in., make strip 1 in. higher than cake.) Attach around sides of cake; smooth edges. Lightly curl out top edge of fondant.

Step 5

Step 5: Decorate

Roll out remaining pastel green fondant 25 x 1in., about 1/8 in. thick. Lightly brush strip with water, attach ribbon around bottom of cake. Attach bow loops; add 1 x 2 in. “knot”. Cut fondant leaves using remaining green fondant. Position ribbon roses on top of cake; fill in with fondant leaves.

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