Wilton Painted Feathers Fondant Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Painted Feathers Fondant Cake

Freeform patterns give cakes an artistic look, as this project shows.

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 feathers 1 day in advance. Use fondant roller with Bue guide rings to roll out 1/2 oz. White fondant 1/16 inch thick. Use straight edge of second largest (1-1/16 inch x 2-3/8 inch) leaf cut-out to cut two leaves. Use knife to cut out a few random V’s to give feather-like appearance. Let dry overnight on parchment paper-covered board.
  • 3
    Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool two 6 inch cake layers. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Torte, fill and stack cakes on cake circles for 2-layer cake, 5 inch. high. Use spatula and icing to ice cake smooth.
  • 4
    Use fondant roller with Orange guide rings to roll out 24 oz. fondant 1/8 inch thick. Cover cake with fondant.
  • 5
    Use cake marker to mark 1 inch from bottom of cake for large stripe, mark 1-1/4 inch from bottom of cake and mark 1-1/2 inch from bottom of cake for top of stripe.
  • 6
    Use brush and Burgundy icing color/lemon extract mixture to paint 1 inch bottom stripe. Use Bronze Pearl Dust edible accents/lemon extract to paint 1-1/4 inch top stripe.
  • 7
    Use brush, Burgundy icing color/lemon extract mixture and Bronze Pearl Dust edible accents/lemon extract mixture to paint feathers. Let dry, 30 minutes.
  • 8
    Prepare thinned fondant adhesive by kneading water into fondant until it becomes softened or sticky. Use brush and thinned fondant adhesive to attach 1/2 inch ball of fondant to cake and then attach feathers to fondant ball.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant White 24 oz. 104795455
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Burgundy 104103418
  • Wilton Pure Lemon Extract 2 oz. 104559997
  • Wilton Pearl Dust 1 oz. Bronze 104103521
  • 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 Parchment Paper Single Roll 104106148
  • Wilton Cake Circles 10 inch 12 pc. 104105858
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Round Pan 6 inch x 3 inch Deep 104105958 (2)
  • Wilton 10 inch x 16 inch Cooling Grid 104106022
  • Wilton Angled Spatula 13 inch Black 104106126
  • Wilton Fondant Trimmer 104726988
  • Wilton Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother 104726982
  • Wilton Cake Marker 104560137
  • Wilton Decorating Brush Set 5 pc. 104793678
  • Knife