Father’s Day Cakes

I had two Father’s Day meals to attend, one for each side of the family. I wanted to make something unique and to try using fondant again. On the Wilton website they always have so many cute cake decorating ideas, so I chose this “White Collar Gift Cake” for father’s day. Everyone loved it and I think putting the cake in a shirt box with tissue paper was a great finishing touch!

Ingredients and Tools:

  • 9 x 13 in cake (already made)
  • 2 different Wilton Icing Colors of your choice
  • 2 packages Wilton Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant
  • Cake board (or shirt box)
  • Tissue Paper (optional)
  • Cotton Balls
  • Fondant Cutter/Embosser
  • Easy Glide Fondant Smoother (optional)

Instructions:

  • Prepare and cover 1-layer cake with 1 pk. of rolled fondant. Smooth and shape fondant using Easy-Glide Smoothers.
  • Next use the Fondant Embosser and emboss criss crossing lines to across the cake to give a quilted look.
  • Divide 1 pk. of rolled fondant into 3rds. Reserve 2/3 white; divide remaining 1/3 in half and tint one half one color, and the other half a different color.
  • Cut pocket and flap out of white fondant. Stack flap on pocket, aligning top edge; set aside to dry. Roll one color fondant into long 1/4 in. thick, roll other color into log 1/2 in. thick. Cut each in 3 in. sections. Position sections diagonally side by side, alternating colors; roll out. Cut out tie and knot (do not remove from paper). Work quickly to position tie on cake top; ripple tie and support with cotton balls, carefully peel off paper. Shape a small amount of white fondant into a not shape, cover with fondant knot cutout; tuck under edges and position at top of tie. Cut collar out of remaining white fondant; fold in half lengthwise, shape and place on cake over knot. Position pocket.
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