Cascade of Brooches: White Wedding Cake Tutorial

Make a classic white wedding cake with brooch moulds that create a striking cascade. This vintage delight is by Marie McGrath from Marie’s Bakehouse.

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Make a classic white wedding cake with brooch moulds that create a striking cascade of sugarpaste. This vintage delight is by Marie McGrath from Marie’s Bakehouse

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Cascade of Brooches Tutorial

You will need

For the cake

  15cm (6in), 20cm (8in) and 25cm (10in) round cakes, filled, covered and stacked

To decorate

  vegetable fat, eg Trex

  buttercream

  white sugarpaste

  tylo powder

  royal icing

Equipment

  25cm (10in) cake drum

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  dowels

  lustre spray or dust

  paintbrush

  white ribbon

  various brooch and gem moulds

Method

Covering the board

  • Fill, crumb coat, then cover, dowel and stack the three round cakes.
  • Cover the drum board
  • Trim the board and the bottom of each cake with ribbon, securing at the back with a small blob of royal icing

Decorating the cake

  • Mix some of the white sugarpaste with the tylo powder (or you can use flower paste instead). A ratio of 1 tsp tylo powder to 250g (9oz) of sugarpaste works well. Make sure that whenever you are not using the paste, keep it wrapped in a food bag so it does not dry out.
  • Using your fingers, smear a bit of vegetable fat into the mould you are using to prevent the paste from sticking. Push a ball of sugarpaste into the mould, removing any excess with the pad of your thumb. Do not use a sharp knife to cut away the excess, as this can damage your mould. Pop the brooches and gems out from the moulds.
  • Put the brooches and gems onto a sheet of kitchen paper to start to dry and, when you have made enough of them, spray with the lustre spray, or wait until they have dried out a bit and dust lustre dust over the surface using a soft paintbrush.
  • Add a little royal icing on the back of each sugar brooch and gem and stick into place.

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