Formal Invitation Cake
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Formal Invitation Cake

Serve this elegant-looking cake at birthday parties, anniversary celebrations and wedding showers with a black-and-white theme.
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Wilton® Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant – White (40 oz.) and Black (24 oz.)
  • Wilton® Gum-Tex
  • Wilton® Fondant Roller, 20"
  • Plastic Ruler
  • Wilton® Fondant Cutter
  • Wilton® Cake Circle, 8"
  • Wilton® Parchment Paper
  • Wilton® Decorator Brush Set
  • Favorite Cake Recipe (or Mix)
  • Wilton® Round Pan, 8"
  • Wilton® Cake Circle, 10"
  • Wilton® Fanci-Foil Wrap
  • Buttercream Icing (Recipe on
  • Wilton® Spatula, 13"
  • Wilton® Fondant Smoother
  • Wilton® Cake Dividing Set
  • Wilton® Disposable Decorating Bags
  • Wilton® Tip 12

Project Instructions

One to two days In advance: Make bow loops. Add ½ tsp. Gum-Tex to 16 oz. white fondant. Roll out white fondant 1/8" thick. Cut 14 strips 6"x1" using fondant cutter.

Fold strips into loops and attach ends with damp brush. Stand loops upright on sides and dry on parchment paper-covered cake circle.

Bake and cool two-layer cake. Position on a foil-wrapped cake circle. Ice cake smooth with white buttercream icing to prepare for fondant covering.

Roll out 24 oz. of black fondant 1/8" thick and cover cake.

Using cake dividing set, divide cake into 10ths.

Roll out white fondant. Cut into ten strips, 8"x¾". Attach strips with damp brush at each division mark.

Roll ¼" diameter balls of black fondant; attach six balls to each strip with damp brush.

Attach bow: Arrange seven loops in a circle on cake top, securing with dots of icing. Pipe a mound of icing in center using tip 12. Arrange five loops with ends in icing, overlapping bottom bow. Attach two loops upright in center.

Roll ½" diameter balls of white fondant; attach to bottom border with damp brush.

Cake serves 20.


Oven should only be used by an adult.