Wilton Beginning His Journey Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Beginning His Journey Cake

Celebrate the religious events of spring with Beginning His Journey. This fondant-covered cross cake can be used for Easter, baptisms, first communions, or confirmations. You can also change the Blues to Pinks if you are making this for a girl.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the baking nor the cooling time for the cake.
  • 2
    Bake and cool cake following package instructions.
  • 3
    Tint portions of fondant Green and Blue (combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for Green shown). Make fondant cross sections. Combine 1/2 teaspoon of Gum-Tex with 12 ounce of White fondant. Roll out 1/8 inch thick.
  • 4
    Download and print project template. Using template and paring knife, cut section pieces. Using round cutter, cut center circle. Let all pieces dry on cornstarch-dusted surface.
  • 5
    Cut double-thick cake board or foamcore 3/4 inch wider than pan. Wrap with foil, brush with piping gel and cover with Green fondant.
  • 6
    Prepare cross cake for rolled fondant by lightly icing in buttercream. Cover cake with Sky Blue tinted fondant; smooth with fondant smoother. Position on fondant-covered board.
  • 7
    Pipe tip 1 Royal Blue swirls on cake. Add tip 3 bead bottom border. On fondant center circle, pipe tip 2 letters. Attach cross sections to cake top with buttercream. Edge sections with tip 2 beads.
  • 8
    Flatten a ball of fondant to 1 inch diameter and 1/4 inch thick.
  • 9
    Attach with buttercream where cross sections meet. Attach center circle with buttercream.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Royal Blue 104103417
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Sky Blue 104103419
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Leaf Green 104103422
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Lemon Yellow 104103402
  • Wilton Rolled Fondant
  • Pure White 5 lb. 104106230 (2)
  • Wilton Gum-Tex Karaya 6 oz. Gum Paste Shaper 104105020
  • Wilton Piping Gel 10 oz. 104105012
  • Your Favorite Cake Recipe
  • Your Favorite Buttercream Icing Recipe
  • Wilton Cross Pan 104103587
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 1 104103103
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 2 104103104
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 3 104103110
  • Wilton Comfort Grip Cookie Cutter Round 104102970
  • Wilton Fanci-Foil Wrap Silver 104103289
  • Wilton Disposable Decorating Bags 12 inch 104105894
  • Wilton Rolling Pin 104105154
  • Wilton Roll-N-Cut Mat 104106118
  • Wilton Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother 104726982
  • Paring Knife
  • 1/2 inch Thick Foam Board
Download Project Template