Mother's Day Cakes - Cake Decorating

A Mother's Day Tea Table Gift Cake
Step-by-Step Cake Decorating Instruction
by Joanne Mackley

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You will need the following :

  • One 4" square pre-iced cake on a 6" cake board
  • White sugarpaste - recipe
  • Pale Blue sugarpaste
  • Pink sugarpaste
  • A small knife
  • A small paint brush
  • A container with some water
  • Set of small circle cutters
  • cornflour (cornstarch)
  • Royal icing - recipe
  • Icing bag
  • Pastillage
  • Number 1 or 1.5 icing tube
  • Plastic Bone tool - modelling tools
Instead of using Sugarpaste (rolled fondant) (recipe), you could also use Marzipan (recipe). Play Dough (buy it) could be used to create the teapot, cups, napkins, miniature cakes etc, as long as these items won't be placed on any real cakes or other food items!

Let's get started: Cover the table with a clean table cloth

Before you start modeling your tea table teapot, cup and saucer, napkins, tea spoon, cake etc. you need to cover the table (cake) with a clean table cloth.

Roll out the pink sugarpaste thinner than you would for covering a cake. Make sure it is larger than the top of the cake.
Using a scalloped cutter or the edge of a circle cutter, cut the cloth to fit. Remember to include an overhang.
Wet the surface of the cake and cover the cake with the cloth.

Pipe the edge with a little royal icing and add some icing blossoms.

Next: Now you can make the table set.

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