SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Wilton® foodcrafting supplies:
- Gum-Tex™ ready-to-use rolled fondant: black (18 oz.), white (2¼ oz.), red (18 oz.)
- 9" fondant roller
- Roll-N-Cut mat
- Rotary cutter
- Detail embosser
- Brush set
- 11-3/4" lollipop sticks
- 8"x3" round pan
- 10"x16" cooling grid
- 10" cake circle
- Silver Fanci-Foil wrap
- White decorator icing
- 11" straight spatula
- 20" fondant roller
- Fondant smoother
- Cake dividing chart
- Storage board
- Fondant trimmer
- Plastic ruler
- Favorite cake recipe or mix
- 1 oz. (1-1/2" ball) ready-to-use white rolled fondant
- 1/4 teaspoon water (mix with ready-to-use white rolled fondant to thin)
1. Make bow loops. 1 day in advance, knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 9 oz. black fondant. Roll out 1/8" thick. Use rotary cutter to cut six strips, 1"x7-1/2", five strips, 1"x5-1/2" and one strip, 1"x4-1/2". Use wavy wheel of detail embosser to imprint pattern at center of each strip. Brush ends of strips with water and attach ends to form loops. Use scissors to cut point at end of each loop. Allow to dry on sides overnight on cornstarch-dusted surface.
2. Make streamers. 1 day in advance, knead 1/8 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 2-1/4 oz. white fondant. Roll out 1/8" thick. Use rotary cutter to cut eight strips, 1/4"x11". Wrap around lollipop sticks. Allow to dry 10 minutes. Turn over round pan, open side down. Dust pan with cornstarch. Place sticks with streamers on pan. Remove sticks, allowing streamers to drape over side of pan. Allow to dry overnight, then remove streamers.
3. Bake 1-layer cake in round pan following recipe directions. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely. Position cake on foil-wrapped cake circle.
4. Cover cake. Use spatula and white icing to lightly ice cake smooth. Use fondant roller to roll out 18 oz. red fondant 1/8" thick. Cover cake with fondant. Smooth with fondant smoother.
5. Divide cake. Use cake dividing chart to divide cake in eighths, marking divisions with toothpick.
6. Make ribbon strips. Roll out 6 oz. black fondant 1/8" thick. Use rotary cutter to cut eight strips, 1"x7". Place under storage board flap until needed. Use wavy wheel of detail embosser to imprint pattern 1/8" from each edge. Use stitch wheel of detail embosser to imprint pattern at center of each strip. Brush back of strips with water and attach to cake at division marks. Use fondant trimmer to trim off excess.
7. Assemble bow. Attach largest loops in a circle to top of cake where ribbon ends meet using thinned fondant adhesive. Allow to dry until set. Attach second largest loops in a circle to top of cake where ribbon ends meet using thinned fondant adhesive. Allow to dry until set. Attach third largest loops in a circle to fill center area. Attach smallest loop to center. Attach streamers between ribbon sections with thinned fondant adhesive. Allow to dry until set.
Cake serves 20.