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Creative Cake

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


  • 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


  • Place cake on a serving platter; spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake (save 2 teaspoons frosting for decorating cake).
  • 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.)
  • 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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  • kbeyette
    Jan 24, 2014

    this looks yummy just how it looks

  • nancylee10
    May 31, 2010

    Is there a recipe for fondant close by? This cake takes a little work, but it is worth it as it is beautiful and delicious. Yes I would make it again.

  • Nancy987
    May 31, 2010

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  • rnesbitt
    Apr 15, 2010

    I made a strawberry cake and tinted some of the fondant pink. I used heart shaped cookie cutters and attached the pink fondant hearts to the cake as instructed. It was beautiful, tasty and a hit!!!