A Glorious Morning
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A Glorious Morning

A glorious cascade of morning glories decorates this lovely tiered wedding cake. Courtesy of Wilton Industries, Inc.
Craft Time: varies
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Material List

  • Buttercream Icing
  • Decorator Brush Set
  • Fanci-Foil Wrap
  • Flower Spikes
  • Hexagon Favor Boxes, White
  • Icing Color, Buttercup Yellow
  • Icing Color, Delphinium Blue
  • Icing Color, Royal Blue
  • Lily Nail Set
  • Meringue Powder
  • Pan, 10 inch round
  • Pan, 14 inch round
  • Pan, 18 inch half round
  • Pan, 7 inch round
  • Royal Icing
  • Tip, No. 1
  • Tip, No. 101
  • Tip, No. 104
  • Tip, No. 125
  • Tip, No. 127
  • Tip, No. 2
  • Tip, No. 3
  • Tip, No. 7
  • Wooden Dowel Rods
  • Floral wire, 26 gauge
  • Leaves, single green
  • Triple thick cardboard or plywood, 24-inch diameter
  • Aluminum foil
  • Waxed paper

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Several days in advance, make the following flowers with royal icing: 15 large morning glories using tips 127, 1 and 2 and 2&½-inch lily nail extended with additional aluminum foil; 15 regular size morning glories using tips 125, 1 and 2 and 1 5/8-inch lily nail; 20 regular size morning glories using tips 104, 1 and 2 and 1 5/8-inch lily nail.

Step: 2

For party favors, use royal icing, 1¼-inch lily nail and tips 101 and 1 to make 1 lily for each favor. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.

Step: 3

Using thinned royal icing in bag fitted with tip 3, pipe a variety of puddles ranging from ¼ to 1-inch in diameter on waxed paper. Make approximately 300 puddles total. Let dry.

Step: 4

Attach leaves to wires with florist tape. To form tendrils, cover additional wires with floral tape and wrap around dowel rods; remove and slightly loosen.

Step: 5

Bake and cool 2-layer cakes. For 18-inch half round, bake 4 - 2 inch high cakes to form one 4-inch high layer. Ice smooth and prepare for stacked construction.

Step: 6

Attach puddles randomly on cake with tip 2 dots of icing. Pipe tip 2 top and tip 7 bottom bead borders. Attach flowers in cascade along side of cake, Insert flower spikes into cake; insert leaves on wires and tendrils into flower spikes. Position ornament.

Step: 7

For favors: Using royal icing, attach one flower and one leaf to top of hexagon box for each favor.


This cake serves 243.

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