Wilton Radiant Orchid 3-Tiered Fondant Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Radiant Orchid 3-Tiered Fondant Cake

Trendy colors and patterns combine for a mouth-watering cake!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the baking nor the cooling times for the cake.
  • 2
    Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool two 6 inch cake layers, one 8 inch cake layer and two 10 inch cake layers. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Level, fill and stack cakes on cake circles: 6 inch and 10 inch cakes are 2-layer cakes, 4 inch high, and 8 inch cake is 1-layer cake, 3 inch high. Use spatula and icing to ice cakes smooth.
  • 3
    Tint 11 oz. of fondant Dark Orchid, 8 oz. Medium Orchid and 18 oz. Light Orchid. (Tip: combine Violet with Rose to get varying shades of Orchid.)
  • 4
    Use fondant roller with Orange guide rings to roll out 54 oz. White fondant and Light Orchid fondant, separately, 1/8 inch thick. Cover 6 inch and 10 inch cakes with White fondant; 8 inch cake with Light Orchid fondant. Reserve remaining White and Light Orchid fondant.
  • 5
    Make mini flowers and leaves for 8 inch cake. Use Rose icing color to tint 3/4 inch ball of Light Orchid a Pinker color. Use fondant roller with Blue guide rings to roll out fondant 1/16 inch thick. Use flowers and leaf mini cut-outs to cut out three blossoms, two small blossoms and six leaves. Use large and small ball tools to cup flower centers on thick shaping foam. Use veining tool to mark center veins on leaves on thick shaping foam. Set aside.
  • 6
    Decorate 10 inch cake with ruffles. Use fondant roller with Blue guide rings to roll out Dark Orchid fondant 1/16 inch thick. Use straight edge of second smallest (1-5/16 inch) heart cut-out from set to cut 230 hearts. (Tip: cut six to eight at a time and store under flap of storage board until needed.)
  • 7
    Use large end of ball tool to form ruffle edges of top half of heart. Use damp brush to brush back of heart by tip. Place heart against 10 inch cake with tip up, starting at the bottom of the cake. Continue adding hearts, overlapping hearts. Move up 3/4 inch to next row and repeat process. To achieve a ruffled effect, alternate overlap. Continue for five rows, coming up and over top of cake edge. Add two more rows on cake top.
  • 8
    Make pattern on 6 inch cake. Use fondant roller with Orange guide rings to roll out Medium Orchid fondant 1/8 inch thick. Use pattern embosser with quilt pattern roller to emboss pattern on fondant. Use fondant trimmer to cut strip 20 inch long x 4 inch wide. Use brush and piping gel to attach fondant strip to cake side, making sure cake top is level.
  • 9
    Prepare cakes for stacked construction. Stack cakes.
  • 10
    Use fondant roller with Orange guide rings to roll out Medium Orchid fondant 1/8 inch thick. Use ribbon cutter with 1/4 inch spacer to cut out fondant ribbon, 20 inch long. Use damp brush to attach ribbon to bottom of 6 inch cake. Use knife to trim, if necessary.
  • 11
    Prepare thinned fondant adhesive by rolling a little White fondant with the smallest amount of water possible. Roll reserved White fondant into three balls, 1/8 inch, and two balls, 1/16 inch. Use brush and thinned fondant adhesive to attach balls to center of cupped blossoms. Use brush and thinned fondant adhesive to attach flowers and leaves to center of 8 inch cake. Hold in place until set, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Rolled Fondant Pure White 5 lb. 104106230
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant 24 oz. White 104795455
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Rose 104103413
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Violet 104103416
  • Wilton Piping Gel 10 oz. 104105012
  • Your Favorite Cake Mix or Recipe (enough for 21-1/2 cups of Batter)
  • Your Favorite Buttercream Icing Recipe
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Round Pan 10 inch x 3 inch Deep 104105954 (2)
  • Wilton Performance Pans 8 inch x 2 inch Round 104105932
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Round Pan 6 inch x 3 inch Deep 104105958 (2)
  • Wilton Angled Spatula 13 inch Black 104106126
  • Wilton 10 inch x 16 inch Cooling Grid 104106022
  • Wilton Cake Leveler Small 104726889
  • Wilton Cake Circles 10 inch 12 pc. 104105858
  • Wilton Angled Spatula 13 inch Black 104106126
  • Wilton Roll-N-Cut Mat 104106118
  • Wilton Fondant Roller 20 inch 104105842
  • Wilton 20 inch Rolling Pin Guide Rings 104105826
  • Wilton Flower and Leaf Mini Fondant Cut-Outs Set 104793707
  • Wilton Cut-Outs Dual-side Fondant Cutters Hearts 104793699
  • Wilton Fondant/Gum Paste Tool Set 10 pc. 104793676
  • Wilton Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother 104726982
  • Wilton Fondant Trimmer 104726988
  • Wilton Gum Paste Storage Board 104560672
  • Wilton Fondant Shaping Foam Set 104105846
  • Wilton Decorating Brush Set 5 pc. 104793678
  • Wilton Fondant Pattern Embosser Set 2 pc. 104793680
  • Wilton Fondant Pattern Embosser Quilt 104793684
  • Wilton Dowel Rods Bamboo 12 pc. 104726901
  • Wilton Fondant Ribbon Cutter and Embosser Set 104726986
  • Plastic Ruler
  • Knife