Black Tie Affair
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Black Tie Affair

Intricate details accent the top layer of this simple, yet elegant cake. Courtesy of Wilton
Craft Time: varies
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Material List

  • Wilton Round Pan- 6x3 and 12x2 in. Round
  • Wilton Tip 2
  • Wilton Colors- Pink and Black (2)
  • Wilton White Ready-to-Use Rolled Fondant- 72 oz.
  • Wilton Rolling Pin
  • Wilton Cut Mat
  • Wilton Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother
  • Buttercream Icing
  • Wilton Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Brand Confectionery Coating- 2 packages
  • Plastic Dowel Rods
  • Cake Boards
  • Black Satin Ribbon 2-1/4 in. wide- 3 yards
  • 28-Gauge Florist Wire- 5 inches

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Prepare 2-layer cakes (for 6 in, cake, bake two 2-1/2 in, layers to create a 5 in. high cake) for stacked construction.

Step: 2

Prepare cakes for rolled fondant.

Step: 3

Prepare 2 recipes of chocolate fondant and tint black. Tint remaining 24 oz. if white fondant pink.

Step: 4

Cover 12 in. cake with black and 6 in. cake with pink fondant; smooth with Fondant Smoother.

Step: 5

Assemble cakes.

Step: 6

Pipe tip 2 cornelli lace in buttercream on 6 in. cake.

Step: 7

Wrap ribbon around 6 in. cake; make and position bow.

Step: 8

Position cake on serving plate.


This cake combination serves 56. The top tier of a wedding cake is often saved for the first anniversary, so this number of servings does not include the top tier.