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Creative Cake

Total Time

Prep: 2 hours


12 servings

If you have patience and strong hands, ready for kneading, I suggest making the fondant yourself. Whether you use store bought or homemade, this artistic cake will get rave reviews. —Katie Molitor, Cedar, Minnesota
Creative Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • Two-layer cake of your choice (9 inches)
  • Frosting of your choice (in a pale color)
  • White and dark brown ready-to-use rolled fondant
  • New paintbrush
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract or water
  • White pearl dragees
  • Fresh strawberries


  1. Place cake on a serving platter; spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake (save 2 teaspoons frosting for decorating cake).
  2. Roll out white fondant into a 16-in. circle; place over cake. Smooth top and sides of cake; trim excess. (Keep unused fondant wrapped in plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out.)
  3. Roll brown fondant into 16-in. x 4-in. rectangle; cut with a 3x2-in. diamond-shaped cookie cutter. Dip paintbrush in vanilla; lightly brush over a diamond. Secure diamond to side of cake. Repeat. Decorate with dragees, securing with reserved frosting. Top with strawberries.

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