Balloons Layered Cake

From JOANN

 

Everyone loves balloons at a birthday, and what better way to put them on display is to put them on your cake!

 

YOU’LL NEED

WILTON food-crafting supplies

Rainbow Jimmies

Easy Layers!™ Cake Pan Set

10″x16″ Cooling Grid

Cake Leveler

6″ Cake Circles

13″ Angled Spatula

White Ready-To-Use Decorator Icing — 4.5 lb. Tub

White Decorator Preferred™ Fondant (7 oz. used)

Icing Colors: Orange, Red-Red, Leaf Green, Black

12-Color Icing Colors Set (Pink, Violet, Royal Blue, Teal, Golden Yellow used)

4-Color Pastel Icing Colors Set (Moss Green used)

4-Color Garden Icing Colors Set (Buttercup Yellow used)

Roll-N-Cut Mat

9″ Fondant Roller (pink guide rings used)

Round Double Cut-Outs Set (straight edge cut-outs “B,” “C” and “D” used)

Oval Double Cut-Outs Set (straight edge cut-outs “A” and “B” used)

12″ Disposable Decorating Bags

Cake Decorating Tip 2

Favorite white cake mix

Knife

Plastic ruler

Food-safe scissors

 

FOR COLOR COMBINATIONS

Combine Orange with Red-Red for Dark Orange shown

Combine Pink with Violet for Dark Pink shown

Combine Moss Green with Buttercup Yellow for Green shown

Combine Buttercup Yellow with Leaf Green for Yellow shown

 

DIRECTIONS

MAKE LAYERED CAKE

Prepare batter following recipe directions. Stir 2 1/2 tablespoons jimmies into batter. Bake cake layers in pan set and allow to cool according to pan package directions. Level cake layers.

 

ICE CAKE

Place a cake layer, cut side down, on cake circle. Use spatula and white decorator icing to ice top of layer smooth and stack next layer. Continue icing and adding layers until cake is stacked. Use spatula and icing to ice cake smooth.

 

MAKE FONDANT BALLOONS

Tint 1 oz. white fondant each dark orange, red, dark pink, blue, teal, green, and yellow. Use fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out each color, separately, 1/16″ thick. Use straight side of round cut-outs “B,” “C” and “D” and straight side of oval cut-outs “A,” and “B” to cut shapes from each color of fondant. Use knife to cut triangle balloon knots, each 1/4”x1/4″.

 

CREATE BALLOON PATTERN

Create balloon pattern before placing on cake. Working on 19″ surface, begin with the bottom layer of balloons, which will be 3″ from top of cake. Use knife so balloons inlay as needed. Create the top balloon border, inlaying as needed, and cutting tops straight.

 

DECORATE CAKE

Use tip 2, a cut disposable decorating bag, and icing to attach balloons and knots following pattern. Tint small portion of decorator icing gray. Use tip 2, a cut disposable decorating bag and gray icing to pipe balloon strings and ties.

 

TIP: Add another surprise of color by tinting the icing filling using Wilton Icing Colors.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday fun at joann.com