Wilton Snowflake Fondant Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Snowflake Fondant Cake

A spectacular cake for your dessert table!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time needed to bake or cool cake. Note that this project also requires making components several days in advance of serving time.
  • 2
    Make snowflakes two days in advance. Knead 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 6 oz. White fondant. Use fondant roller with Pink guide rings to roll out fondant 1-1/6 inch thick. Use smallest (2-1/2 inch) and second smallest (3-1/4 inch) snowflake cutters to cut out four snowflakes in each size. Cut out extras to allow for breakage. Place snowflakes in cornstarch-dusted large forming cups. Let dry overnight.
  • 3
    Decorate snowflakes one day in advance. Prepare royal icing following mix directions. Use tip 1, a cut disposable decorating bag and White icing to pipe line and dot details on snowflakes. Let set, about 30 minutes. Use decorator brush and a mixture of equal portions of White Pearl Dust edible accents/lemon extract to paint snowflakes. Let dry overnight.
  • 4
    Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool three 6 inch cake layers. Level, fill and stack layers on cake circle for three-layer cake, 6 inch high. Use spatula and decorator icing to ice cake.
  • 5
    Use fondant roller with Orange guide rings to roll out Red fondant 1/8 inch thick. Cover cake with Red fondant.
  • 6
    Roll a log of Red fondant, 1/4 inch diameter by 19 inch long. Use a damp brush to attach to bottom border. Prepare thinned fondant adhesive (1-1/2 inch ball White fondant mixed with 1/4 teaspoon water). Use a decorator brush and fondant adhesive to attach snowflakes to side of cake.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Gum-Tex Karaya 6 oz. Gum Paste Shaper 104105020
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant 24 oz. White 104795455
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant 24 oz. Red 104795461
  • Your Favorite Cake Recipe (You Will Need 6-3/4 cups of Batter)
  • Wilton Ready-To-Use Decorator White Icing 4-1/2 lb. 104105016
  • Wilton Roll-N-Cut Mat 104106118
  • Wilton Nesting Metal Cutter Set Snowflakes 4 pc. 104103496
  • Wilton Forming Cups Large Flower 104587393
  • Wilton Royal Icing Mix 104521366
  • Wilton Disposable Decorating Bags 12 inch 104105894
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 1 104103103
  • Wilton Pure Lemon Extract 2 oz. 104559997
  • Wilton Decorating Brush Set 5 pc. 104793678
  • Wilton Pearl Dust 1 oz. White 104103525
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Round Pan 6 inch x 3 inch Deep 104105958 (3)
  • Wilton 10 inch x 16 inch Cooling Grid 104106022
  • Wilton Cake Circles 8 inch 12 pc. 104105918
  • Wilton Fondant Roller 20 inch 104105842
  • Wilton 20 inch Rolling Pin Guide Rings 104105826
  • Wilton Fondant Rolling Pin 9 inch 104105836
  • Wilton Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother 104726982
  • Wilton Fondant Trimmer 104726988
  • Wilton Angled Spatula 9 inch 104106122
  • Cornstarch
  • Confectioner's Sugar
  • Rolling Pin
  • Food Safe Scissors