SIZE: 10” two-layer, 8” four-layer, 6” two-layer and 4” four-layer round tiers
SKILL LEVEL: Moderate/Advanced
Use Serendipity Variety Designer Prints™ Sheets to add high style and modern flair to this deep honeysuckle wedding cake!
1. A day ahead, make the flowers. First, roll out a thin sheet of fondant approximately 8” x 10” in size, and attach a full sheet of the concentric circles pattern from Serendipity Variety Designer Prints™ Sheets with a light application of water.
2. Use a gingko cutter or other long-petal flower cutter to create 8-10 flowers. If using a full round flower cutter, cut the flowers into irregularly sized pieces. For example, one flower will feature four petals, one three, one two, and so on. Let dry.
3. The following day, mix deep honeysuckle fondant using a 3:1 ratio of Lucks Liqua-Gel Colors in Fuchsia and Deep Pink, mixed into White Vanilla Fondant.
4. Ice, assemble and enrobe the cake tiers in honeysuckle fondant. Create the border by rolling ropes by hand and varying the diameter in regular intervals, as shown. Attach to cake using a light application of water or alcohol.
5. Roll out ropes of Dark Chocolate Fondant 3/16” in width, in varying lengths. Taper one end of each length, and then use them to create free-form climbing tendrils up the front of the cake, as shown. Attach vines with water, clear alcohol or gum glue.
6. Roll out chocolate fondant and use the Plain Tear Drop Cutter Set to create leaves. If you wish, you may texture them with the 5 Piece Tool Set, and then manually manipulate them to fold and curl naturally.
7. Attach leaves to cake using water, clear alcohol or gum glue.
8. Attach flowers to cake using icing tinted to match the fondant, or melted chocolate. Overlay three-petal flowers over four-petal flowers, and two-petal flowers over three-petal flowers, et cetera, for dimension and depth.
9. To create the calyces, hand-roll teardrop forms in chocolate fondant and flatten. Attach one to the base of each flower, making impressions with the veining tool from the fondant tool set as you go.
Decorating idea by Charra Jarosz