I made an 8 inch square double layered Beauty and the Beast Cake. I wanted the cake to look like they were in the ballroom dancing. As I said this is a double layer cake, even though it looks thin in the picture was a full double layer with icing between the layers. Once the cake is made, cool it and then cover it with an extremely thin layer of icing for a crumb holder.
I then made a light yellow marshmallow fondant. The recipe for the marshmallow fondant can be found below. Roll out your fondant and place it onto the cake. When moving the fondant I usually use my large roller while moving the fondant to add stability so it doesn't tear. I then used my Wilton Ribbon cutter/ embosser to create the floor. I placed on a wave design and created the ceramic design for the floor. I then made a ruffle border using the Wilton straight scallop cutter. I made a ruffle at the top of the cake and with the same tool I cut another scallop for the bottom. At the bottom I used a fondant and gum paste tool that looks like a shell to make a nice design for the bottom. To accentuate the ceramic floor I placed a cinnamon heart at the crosses.
I placed the Bell and the Beast dolls on top of the cake (my daughter’s toys). To finish off the cake I made a red rose out of gum paste and placed it on a spaghetti noodle to stick into the cake. The rose did still have all the leaves on the flower. What a fantastic cake to enjoy while watching Disney's Beauty and the Beast movie.
What tools did I use...
Wilton roll and cut mat - This mat is a great addition to use if you want to make precise cuts in your fondant. It has both a circle grid by size and a square grid. Even though it is a non-stick surface I still added a dusting of powdered sugar before adding the fondant.
Large Fondant Roller - this is quite large and has guiding rings that can go onto either end of the roller pin. The guide rings will help keep a consistent thickness for your fondant. It is super smooth, cool to the touch and easy to clean.
Wilton Ribbon cutter/ embosser - this tool is great to create unique designs along any strip of fondant. You set the design and then roll out the pattern. It adds texture in a subtle way.
Wilton straight scallop cutter - Just like above this tool adds a scallop by just rolling out the design.
There are so many recipes for different types of icings and fondants. I truly believe that homemade fondant often tastes much superior to store purchased. For this recipe I made a marshmallow based fondant. The marshmallows make a sweet flavor to the taste and a beautiful finish to your cake.
Steps to make Fondant
I wish you all the best when designing and creating your unique Beauty and the Beast cake. The cake can be a fantastic focal point to any celebration. It's wonderful for taking pictures, adding to your party theme and delicious to enjoy with all of your friends and family.