A Little Autumn Spice Cake

A Little Autumn Spice Cake

This beautiful but simple cake will add a Little Autumn Spice to any fall gathering. Surrounded by fondant leaves, this pumpkin apple spice cake, paired with some hot cider, will keep the fall chill at bay.
  • AmountCake serves 12.


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  1. One day in advance: Make leaves.
  2. Tint fondant following project directions; roll out 1/16 in. thick. Using mini cutters, cut approximately 8 leaves of each color in various shapes.
  3. Position on thick shaping foam. Thin edges with large ball tool from confectionery set; move to thin shaping foam.
  4. Score vein lines using small end of veining tool from set. Let dry on small flower formers dusted with cornstarch; to vary shape, position leaves on inside and outside of flower formers.
  5. Grate chalk and a small amount of cornstarch through tea strainer; brush on leaves.
  6. Combine 24 oz. of fondant with 2 teaspoons of Gum-Tex.
  7. Divide fondant into 6 portions; tint light orange, dark orange, light yellow, dark yellow, light red, dark red.
  8. Make fondant leaves.
  9. Bake and cool cake; position on plate.
  10. Position leaves around cake.


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