Wilton Painted Blue Feathers Fondant Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Painted Blue Feathers Fondant Cake

Delicate hand-painted touches add elegance to a smooth fondant cake.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the time to bake nor cool the cakes, nor the time for fondant projects to dry.
  • 2
    Make leaf 1 day in advance. Tint White fondant 36-1/2 oz. Gray and 1 oz. Royal Blue. (Tip: combine Black with Ivory for Gray fondant shown.) Knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 1/2 oz. Gray fondant.
  • 3
    Roll 1-1/8 inch ball of Gray fondant. Use fondant roller with Blue guide rings to roll out fondant 1/16 inch thick. Use straight edge of largest (1-1/4 inch x 2-1/4 inch) leaf cut-out to cut leaf. Use fondant roller to elongate leaf to 3-3/4 inch long. Use tool from tool set to add vein and details on thin shaping foam.
  • 4
    Use Royal Blue icing color and water, Royal Blue icing color, White-White icing color and water, and White-White icing color and water to make paints in mixing bowls. Use brush and Light Blue paint to paint details on leaf. Use brush, Dark Blue paint and White paint to add more details until desired look is achieved. Reserve paints.
  • 5
    Use knife to cut notches, 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch deep, from leaf. Let dry, about 24 hours, in large concave section of wave former tray.
  • 6
    Make flower also 1 day in advance. Use fondant roller with Blue guide rings to roll out Blue fondant 1/16 inch thick. Use straight edge of third smallest (1-7/16 inch) round cut-out to cut seven circles. Place one circle in cornstarch-dusted foil square made into the shape of a 2-1/2 inch flower. Use small ball tool to thin edges of remaining circles on thin shaping foam. Fold circles in half and then in half again. Use damp brush to attach folded circles to whole circle in the foil squares. Use veining tool to separate petals, if needed. Let dry, about 24 hours.
  • 7
    Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool two 6 inch cake layers. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Level, fill and stack cake on cake circle, for 2-layer cake, 5 inch high. Use spatula and icing to ice cake lightly. Reserve remaining icing.
  • 8
    Use fondant roller with Orange guide rings to roll out 36 oz. Gray fondant 1/8 inch thick. Cover cake with Gray fondant.
  • 9
    Use brush and reserved paint colors to paint feather on side of cake. (If needed, hydrate paints with a few drops of water.) Begin with White paint and then add Light Blue and Dark Blue. Add more White for details. Let dry, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 10
    Prepare thinned fondant adhesive by kneading water into fondant until it becomes softened or sticky. Use brush and thinned fondant adhesive to attach feather to side of cake next to large, painted on feather.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant White 24 oz. 104795455 (2)
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Black 104103425
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Ivory 104103406
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Royal Blue 104103417
  • Wilton Gum-Tex Karaya 6 oz. Gum Paste Shaper 104105020
  • Wilton Icing Color 2 oz. White-White 104104980
  • Cornstarch
  • Your Favorite Cake Recipe or Mix (enough to make 6 cups of batter)
  • Your Favorite Buttercream Icing Recipe
  • Wilton Roll-N-Cut Mat 104106118
  • Wilton Fondant Roller 20 inch 104105842
  • Wilton Rolling Pin Guide Rings 104105826
  • Wilton Cut-Outs Dual-side Fondant Cutters Leaves 104793697
  • Wilton Fondant/Gum Paste Tool Set 10 pc. 104793676
  • Wilton Decorating Brush Set 5 pc. 104793678
  • Wilton Wave Flower Former Set 104521474
  • Wilton Cut-Outs Dual-side Fondant Cutters Rounds 104793687
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Round Pan 6 inch x 3 inch Deep 104105958 (2)
  • Wilton 10 inch x 16 inch Cooling Grid 104106022
  • Wilton Cake Circles 10 inch 12 pc. 104105858
  • Wilton Angled Spatula 13 inch Black 104106126
  • Aluminum Foil Squares 4 inch
  • Mixing Bowls (2)
  • Knife