How to decorate the Snowflake and Circles Cake
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- 5 kg Renshaw White Ready to Roll Icing
- 250 g Renshaw Grey Ready to Roll Icing
- 250 g Renshaw Poppy Red Ready to Roll Icing
- 250 g Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste
- 250 g Renshaw Carnation Red Flower and Modelling Paste (for the bow)
For this cake you will need 3 different sized cake tiers, (10 inch, 8 inch and 6 inch). To get the effect you will also need to have each tier a different depth. In this case you will need a 10 inch cake with a depth of 3 inches, an 8 inch cake with a depth of 6 inches and a 6 inch cake with a depth of 4 inches. You will also need different sized circle cutters and 2 different sized snowflake cutters.
Cover the 10, 8 and 6 inch cakes and stack as you would normally.
Once you have covered and stacked all tiers it is time to decorate.
Using royal icing in a piping bag with a number 2 nozzle, pipe a trail around the base of each tier. This gives a lovely finish and seals the cakes.
Roll out the grey and red icing to a thickness of about 2/3mm and cut out multiple circles in a 1cm size.
Take the circles and attach to the base of the bottom tier with a dab of cooled boiled water, to the pattern 3 grey then 1 red and repeat all the way round, leaving a tiny gap between each one. Repeat this method for the top tier.
For the decoration on the middle tier, you will need to cut out multiple circles in 4 different sizes. One of the sizes needing to be cut out using the red icing and the others in grey icing.
Start at the front of the middle tier and apply the larger grey circle at the base, followed by the next size down in grey also.
Next take the third size cutter and cut out the circle in red icing and apply above the previous grey one, to finish the row add the smallest size grey circle.
Repeat this process either side of the line of circles, but in reverse, starting with the largest circle at the top going down to the smallest at the base. Once you have the 3 columns, continue round the cake meeting at the back repeating the same process.
Once you have reached the back of the cake and the pattern joins up, roll out the White Flower and Modelling Paste to about 2mm.
Take a snowflake cutter and cut out multiple snowflakes.
Using water apply the snowflakes on top of a few of the large grey circles, as shown, all the way around the middle tier.
Now stick a larger snowflake in the centre of the large grey circle.
For the top of the cake you need to create a large bow out of Carnation Red Flower and Modelling Paste. You can watch a video on how to create a bow here.