Wilton Beads and Bows Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Beads and Bows Cake

A simple, yet elegant cake for your special day. It’s easy to change the colors to match your wedding!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time to neither bake nor cool the cakes.
  • 2
    Bake and cool 2-layer, 6, 8 10 x 2 inch round cakes. Prepared cakes to be covered with fondant by lightly icing with buttercream.
  • 3
    Knead fondant until it is a workable consistency. If fondant is sticky, knead in a little confectioners' sugar. Lightly dust smooth work surface or the mat and rolling pin with confectioners' sugar to prevent sticking.
  • 4
    Roll out fondant sized to the cake. To keep fondant from sticking, lift and move as you roll. Add more confectioners' sugar if needed. Gently lift fondant over rolling pin or slip cake circle under fondant to move; position on cake. Shape fondant to sides of cake with Easy-Glide Smoother. (Tip: the smoother is recommended because the pressure of your hands may leave impressions on the fondant.) Beginning in the middle of the cake top, move the Smoother outward and down the sides to smooth and shape fondant to the cake and remove air bubbles. If an air bubble appears, insert a pin on an angle, release air and smooth the area again. Use the straight edge of the Smoother to mark fondant at the base of cake. Trim off excess fondant using a spatula or sharp knife.
  • 5
    Add ribbon around bottom borders of all tiers; securing with damp brush. Pipe tip 4 dots on top of ribbon and tip 3 beads on bottom of ribbon.
  • 6
    Make bows and attach to cake with dots of buttercream icing. Position cakes on stands.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Rolled Fondant Pure White 5 lb. 104106230
  • Your Favorite Cake Recipe (you will need enough Batter to fill three pans)
  • Your Favorite Buttercream Icing Recipe
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Round Pan 6 inch x 3 inch Deep 104105958 (2)
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Round Pan 8 inch x 2 inch Deep 104105932 (2)
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Round Pan 10 inch x 3 inch Deep 104105954 (2)
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 3 104103110
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 4 104103116
  • Wilton Cake Circles 8 inch 12 pc. 104105918
  • Wilton Cake Circles 10 inch 12 pc. 104105858
  • Wilton Cake Circles 12 inch 8 pc. 104105872
  • Wilton Wide Glide Rolling Pin 104105842
  • Wilton Roll-N-Cut Mat 104106118
  • Wilton Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother 104726982
  • Wilton Decorating Brush Set 3 pc. 104105840
  • Wilton Cakes 'n More 3-Tier Party Stand 104106088
  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 5/8 inch x 10 yard Light Pink 104194622 (or color of your choice)