Statement Flower Halloween Cake

Statement Flower Halloween Cake

Brightly colored single daisy blooms above a field of scrolls, flowers and spider web vines, creating a cake design perfect for chic Halloween celebrations. The vivid colors are easy to mix using the Color Right Performance Color System.
  • Skill LevelAdvanced
    AmountCake serves 12.


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    Gum Paste

    1. Tint ultra-concentrated gum paste. Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint gum paste in the following shades:

    Pastel Yellow: 1 oz. gum paste + 1 Y

    Bright and Bold Orange: 1 oz. gum paste +8 O + 8 Y + 1R

    2. Mix ultra-concentrated gum paste with white gum paste.

    For yellow, add 1/4 in. yellow ball to 1 oz. white.

    For orange, add 1 in. orange ball to 3 oz. white.


    3. Tint ultra-concentrated icing. Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint icing in the following shades:

    Halloween Teal Green: 1/4 cup white icing + 23 B + 7 Y + 6 BR

    Halloween Orange: 1/4 cup white icing + 7 O + 1 P + 2 C

    Halloween Purple: 1/4 cup white icing + 35 P + 7 B + 8 C + 2 BK

    Neutral Black: 1/4 cup white icing + 9 BK

    Halloween Gray: 1/4 cup white icing + 7 BK + 1 P + 1 B + 1 C

    Halloween Green: 1/4 cup white icing + 25 Y + 1 B + 1 BR

    Halloween Blue: 1/4 cup white icing + 17 B + 6 C + 4 P

    4. Mix ultra-concentrated icing with white icing.

    For all shades except black, mix 3/4 teaspoon ultra-concentrated icing with 1/4 cup white icing.

    Reserve 4 cups icing white.

  2. Prepare to make gum paste daisy 3 days in advance.

    Prepare foil-shaping bowl by pressing 7 in. aluminum foil square half deep into large flower shaping bowl. Dust with cornstarch. Tint gum paste following QuickCount formulas above.

  3. Make daisy.

    Make one orange gum paste daisy using two extra-large petals, two large petals and 1 medium petal. Use thick modeling stick to shape and cup individual petals lengthwise on medium foam. Position and attach petal layers in foil shaping bowl, alternating petal position for each additional layer. Make yellow center using 3/4 in. daisy center cavity of impression mat. Imprint texture to center with narrow end of tip 5. Support layers of petals with crumpled paper napkins, let dry at least 24 to 48 hours.

    When dry, brush flower with orange Color Dust.

  4. Make layered cake.

    Bake and cool two 6 in. layers. Level, fill and stack layers, for a 2-layer cake, 5 in. high. Spatula ice cake smooth with white icing.

  5. Prepare to decorate cake. Tint icing following QuickCount formulas. Prepare disposable decorating bags with couplers and fill, separately, with teal green, orange, purple, gray, green, blue, black and gray icing.
  6. Make pattern on cake.

    Use toothpick to trace pattern on cake side. Outline pattern with tip 3 for larger details and tip 2 for finer details. Pipe tip 2 and 3 dots, beads, lattice and fleurs de lis to accent design.

  7. Position flower.

    Pipe a 1 in. mound of white icing on top of cake. Attach daisy.


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