Mother's Day Wild Flower Bouquet Cake
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Mother's Day Wild Flower Bouquet Cake

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Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Wilton® White Candy Melts
  • Violet Icing Color
  • Rose Icing Color
  • Kelly Green Icing Color
  • Gum-Tex™
  • 48 ounces Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant
  • 24 ounces Ready-to-Use Pastel Green Rolled Fondant
  • Green Brush-On Color™
  • Buttercream icing
  • 6 x 2 in. Square Pan
  • 10 x 2 in. Square Pan
  • Flower Cut-Outs™
  • Color Tray
  • Brush Set
  • Rolling Pin
  • Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother
  • Fondant Shaping Foam Set
  • Wooden Dowel Rod
  • Confectionery Tool Set
  • Hidden Pillars
  • 13 x 19 in. Cake Board
  • Fanci-Foil Wrap
  • Candy Melting Plate
  • 50 pieces 22-gauge florist wire (8 in. long needed)
  • Florist tape
  • Ruler
  • Pizza cutter or knife
  • Craft block
  • Cornstarch

Project Instructions

Two days in advance: Make fondant bow. Tint 18 oz. white fondant violet with a little rose; knead in 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. For loops, cut two 41/2 x 1 in. strips, let dry following instructions. For bow center, cut a 21/4 x 1/2 in. strip. Form a loop, brushing ends with water to attach; let dry. Attach center to loops with melted candy. Set aside.

One day in advance: Make fondant flowers and dark green leaves for bouquet. Combine 19 oz. of pastel green with 6 oz. of white fondant to make light green used for 10 in. cake. Tint 5 oz. of this mixture dark green using Kelly Green icing color and knead in 1/2 teaspoon of Gum-Tex.

Prepare 1-layer 10 in. cake and 3-layer 6 in. cake (bake two 2 in. layers and one 1 in. layer to create a 5 in. high cake) for stacked construction. Prepare cakes for fondant; cover and smooth with Easy-Glide Smoother.

For top cake, trim hidden pillar to 5 in. and insert into cake. Roll a 1/4 in. diameter log and attach around edge of pillar opening with damp brush. Roll out violet fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut 2 medium and 4 small flowers for each side of 6 in. cake using Cut-Outs. Roll small white fondant balls for centers and attach with damp brush. Attach flowers to cake with damp brush. Using Brush-On Color and round brush, paint stems, leaves and grass.

For bottom cake, roll out violet fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut 3/4 in. wide strips for bottom border; attach with damp brush, blending ends together. Cut two 4 in. long streamers, cut V-shapes in ends and attach with damp brush. Attach bow over streamers with melted candy. Insert a 1 in. ball of fondant in pillars to stabilize wired flowers. Insert flowers and leaves on wires in opening.