Topsy Turvy Wild Animal Print Cake

Emily Herrington

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@eherrington219

This cake almost takes on an illusion of each layer melting into one another. I made it for a dear friend's daughter for her 18th birthday party :)


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Serves:

50-75

Prep:

4 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

USE ANY CAKE RECIPE

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Use any cake recipe you choose, as long as it isn't too crumby or light because it won't hold up to the heavy fondant. Color fondant or use pre-colored fondant. You can make the colors several days ahead of time and store in the fridge in a ziplock bag. I prefer mixing mine with Wilton® color gels. Apply a generous coat of buttercream frosting to the layers. Pre-cut shapes ahead of time or cut as you go in step 2. For this cake I made 3 different flavors for each layer. To create the melting/topsy turvy look, cut circles lopsided and cut layers so that the layer above sits INTO the layer below.
2
You can use boxed fondant, but I make my own marshmallow fondant and it is sooooo much better. Apply fondant as usual, smoothing out as best you can, then affix shapes with a tiny bit of water on a clean paintbrush. Careful not to use too much water because BLACK WILL RUN.
3
Finish off design and hide imperfections by rolling balls to cover edges. To make fondant SHINE, very lightly brush entire surface with vodka and a clean paintbrush. Again - be careful - BLACK WILL RUN.

**I've been asked a lot - what kind of animal print is that on the bottom layer? My answer is - I have no idea.... just go with it.** :)

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