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How to Decorate a Wedding Cake with Candy

Let chef Michelle Doll show you how to decorate a wedding cake with candy in this Howcast video about wedding cake decorating.

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A really fun thing to do with your cake is to decorate using candy. What I have here today is a very nostalgic wafer candy. What I'm going to do is create a border around the bottom of both of my tiers, doing a little tile pattern. The first thing you want to do is take up wafer, brand name inside, you don't want that to be part of the design, and attach to the cake to find out exactly where you're going to be adding your royal icing. I'll just put a little bit on. In the first row mix up your colors.

This is so pretty for spring weddings or for baby showers. You don't have to get too anal retentive about not repeating colors or accidentally creating a pattern, because what we're going to do is go around the entire bottom of the cake, make that pattern, adding a little bit more royal icing to this one. Pardon me, I'm going to turn it for a second and we'll just tile that over the top. All right, there is goes. So we want them all evenly overlapped.

You should be able to adjust them for a minute or two before they all start to dry. Don't worry too much if there's some royal icing showing over the top. We're actually going to make a border over that. We're going to kind of spin it around, make sure that nothing jumps out at you as being in the wrong spot, and now we'll do the bottom really quickly. So we've got one spot left, fill it in, and you want to check on it every once in a while, make sure that nothing is drooping down on you, and that is how you cover a cake with candy.

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