Wilton Snowflake Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Snowflake Cake

This simple yet sophisticated snowflake cake reminds us of winter'’s first snow and is sure to be a holiday office party pleaser.

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:weekend project

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Prepare fondant decorations at least one day in advance of serving cake.
    Step A:
    For the leaf shape, use fondant roller to roll out fondant 1/16” thick. Cut 6 strips each: 5” x 3/8”, 4-1/4” x 3/8” and 3” x 3/8”. Place under flap on storage board. Starting with shortest strip, fold in half and pinch ends together; pinch folded end to a point. Repeat for next largest strip, forming a loop around first loop, pinching ends together; pinch folded end to a point. Repeat with the largest strip. Make five additional sets of loops. Let decorations dry on their side on a cornstarch-dusted surface.
    Step B:
    For the teardrop shape, roll out fondant 1/16” thick. Cut 6 strips each 6-1/2” x 3/8” and 3” x 3/8” and 18 strips that are 2” x 3/8”. Place under flap on storage board.
    Step C:
    For heart shapes, fold 6-1/2" x 3/8" strips in half (point of heart); bring ends up to form the top of the heart, curling the ends inside and leaving 1/8" open. Let dry on side on cornstarch-dusted surface.
    Step D:
    Fold 3" x 3/8" strips and 2" x 3/8" strips in half to form teardrop shapes. Let dry on side on cornstarch-dusted board.
  • 2
    Bake cake. Make 4-1/2 cups of batter following recipe instructions. Bake cake, then use the grid to cool completely.
  • 3
    Decorate cake. Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint icing in the following shade:
    Winter Deep Blue: 4 cups icing + 52 B + 16 R + 8 P.
    Use spatula to ice cake.
  • 4
    Position fondant pieces. Place leaf shapes at points of snowflake. Place heart shape between openings in cake; arrange large teardrop above and small teardrop inside heart. Place two teardrops on either side. Roll 8 fondant 3/16" balls; arrange around center hole.

    Makes about 12 servings.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:weekend project

Project Supplies

  • •Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant in White, 9" Fondant Roller, Gum Paste Storage Board, Decorating Brush Set, Snowflake Tube Pan, 10" x 16" Cooling Grid, 4-1/2 lb. Tub of White Decorator Icing, Color Right Performance Color System & 9" Angled Spatula
  • •Your Favorite Cake Recipe & Cornstarch
  • •Food-Safe Ruler, Knife & Foil-Covered Cake Board or Cake Plate