Rings Around The Dessert

Rings Around The Dessert

Round and round and round they go - the colorful dots and circles on this cake, that is! Different shades of color add movement to this classy cake. So versatile - change the colors to suit your style; or vary the size of cake, if you're hosting a crowd. So easy to decorate, too!


Step 1

Step 1: Prepare the Cake

Bake and cool your favorite 3-layer 8-in. round cake. Stack cooled cake layers on a foil-wrapped cake board using desired filling. Prepare cake for fondant by lightly icing with buttercream icing. Roll out yellow fondant 1/8 in. thick; cover the cake.

Step 2

Step 2: Tint Fondant and Cut Circles

Tint portions of fondant 4 different shades of violet, blue and peach. Roll out 1/16 in. thick and cut rounds as follows:

  • Darkest color - Cut one circle with largest fondant Cut-Out; cut hole in center with large end of tip 1A.
  • Second darkest color - Cut one circle using middle fondant Cut-Out.
  • Third darkest color - Cut one circle using large end of tip 1A.
  • Lightest color - Cut three circles using large end of tip 190.

Also, cut a light blue circle with second largest metal circle cutter, a light violet circle with third largest metal circle cutter and a light peach circle with largest fondant Cut-Out.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate the Cake

Divide cake into 12 sections. Attach circles starting at base of cake with darkest fondant circles and working toward center of top of cake using progressively lighter circles, attaching pieces with damp brush. Attach large light colored fondant circles to cake top center with damp brush.

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