Wilton Metallic Purple Flower Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Metallic Purple Flower Cake

This cake offers a minimalistic approach to cake decorating but still has a pop of color.

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 crest shaped petals 1 day in advance by kneading 1/2 teaspoon of Gum-Tex into 3 oz. Purple fondant. Use fondant roller with Pink guide rings to roll out fondant 1/16 inch thick. Use a fork dragged across the fondant to create a textured look, then use the tools from the tool set to cut out eight crests from the fondant (see photo for reference). Let dry overnight with imprinted side up in cornstarch-dusted foil squares made into the shape of a 3 inch flower. When dry, use brush to dust shapes with Bronze Pearl Dust edible accents.
  • 3
    Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool two 6 inch cake layers. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint Teal with Kelly Green to get Teal shown. Level, fill and stack cake on cake circle, for 2-layer cakes, 5 inch high. Use spatula and icing to ice cake. Swirl top of cake by starting at outer edge and swirl around moving toward center. For sides of cake, start at bottom of cake to create grooved effect around cake. Repeat, moving spatula up approximately 3/4 inch for additional rows. Reserve remaining icing.
  • 4
    Use Violet food color spray to spray bottom of cake. Let dry about 15 minutes. Use Gold food color spray to spray 1 inch from bottom of cake.
  • 5
    Assemble flower on cake. Use icing to attach four crest shapes to top of cake and then four additional crest shapes in between bottom layer. Cut disposable decorating bag, tip 2 and Teal icing to pipe ball flower center.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Gum-Tex Karaya 6 oz. Gum Paste Shaper 104105020
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant 24 oz. Purple 104795467
  • Wilton Pearl Dust 1 oz. Bronze 104103521
  • Your Favorite Cake Recipe or Mix (enough to make 4-1/2 cups batter)
  • Your Favorite Buttercream Icing Recipe
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Teal 104103405
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Kelly Green 104103421
  • Cornstarch
  • Wilton Color Mist Food Color Spray Violet 104102942
  • Wilton Color Mist Food Color Spray Gold 104685612
  • Wilton Fondant/Gum Paste Tool Set 10 pc. 104793676
  • Wilton Roll-N-Cut Mat 104106118
  • Wilton Fondant Rolling Pin 9 inch 104105836
  • 4 inch Foil Squares
  • Wilton Decorating Brush Set 5 pc. 104793678
  • 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 Straight Spatula 11 inch 104106124
  • Food Safe Scissors
  • Wilton Disposable Decorating Bags 12 inch 104105894
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 2 104103104
  • Fork