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Gilded Lily Easter Cake


About this design:

This was one of my very first fondant cakes, made for Easter 2010. I wanted to make something with a "wow" factor, and this was the result. The lilies were made separately, and assembled on the cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream (SMBC). I used edible luster dust on the centers, so yes, these were gilded lilies!

Components:

Dark chocolate cake with mocha SMBC, covered in chocolate fondant, decorated with fondant calla lilies.



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  1. jewel  in NP
    jewel in NP says:

    WOW WOW & WOW ITS BEAUTIFUL AND I WATCH ALOT OF THE FOOD CHANNEL IT LOOKS WAY BETTER THAN SOME PROS BUT THE QUESTION IS HOW DID IT TASTE?

  2. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    You achieve the WOW factor. The lilies are awesome. Looks to pretty to eat

  3. Laud
    Laud says:

    Fabulous!

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Peggy is so right — this is truly one of those items that looks too pretty to eat! LOL What a gorgeous cake you’ve created! Definitely a work of art! :D

    P.S. I love your joke about the “gilded lilies”! ;)

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    WOW AND YUMMY AT THE SAME TIME!!!

  6. Gramnan
    Gramnan says:

    OMG I hope nobody cut into it…lol

  7. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Thanks so much for all the kind comments! While I love making these artistic cakes, my philosophy has always been that these are, first and foremost, cakes, and are meant to be eaten. Taste is the most important factor in my baking – I make sure that I’m using the best ingredients, and that the recipes are ones that achieve the best results. I get lots of kudos for the design, but the thing that matters most to me is that once the cake is cut (and we DO cut into all of these!), the cake is as delicious as it looks! Betsy

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    JC Hamm says:

    Wow! A work of art,absolutely stunning.
    :)

  9. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    Takes my breath away…true work of art!!!!!!!!

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Awesome!!

  11. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Ohhh I wanna dive right into this one, a jewelry for the table!! Fabulous looking :D

  12. Sylvia N
    Sylvia N says:

    WOW now that’s a Easter cake!! Beautiful!

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