Hawaiian Luau Tiered Cake

Idea gallery #1645
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Hawaiian Luau Tiered Cake
Ingredients and Supplies
  • 6" and 8" round 2-layer cakes
  • 10" cake drum or board
  • dowels for stacking
  • light blue rolled fondant
  • light brown rolled fondant
  • light green rolled fondant
  • yellow rolled fondant or gumpaste
  • white rolled fondant or gumpaste
  • orange rolled fondant or gumpaste
  • red rolled fondant or gumpaste
  • purple rolled fondant or gumpaste
  • green rolled fondant or gumpaste
  • blue rolled fondant or gumpaste
  • pink rolled fondant or gumpaste
  • flexible poly blade
  • assorted gumpaste tools
  • black rolled fondant
  • tylose glue
  • scissors
  • clay extruder
  • leaf cutter
  • surfboard cookie cutter
  • Hawaiian Texture Sheet Set
  • edible stones
  • pastry brush
  • edible markers
  • brown sugar
Roll white and yellow fondant or gumpaste thin. Use the flower and sea turtle texture sheet and make a raised pattern on both colors. Use surfboard cookie cutter and cut. Using edible markers, color the raised patterns. Roll dark green fondant or gumpaste thin and cut palm tree leaves. Use poly blade to cut knotches out of leaves; place leave on formers to dry in a curved shape. Use the same fondant to cut 1/4" thin strips to resemble long blades of grass. Use the poly blade to taper the tops. Twist the strips and allow to dry. Allow all pieces to dry overnight.
Roll light blue fondant and light brown fondant to desired thickness and cover cakes brushed with piping gel or lightly iced with buttercream. Prepare cakes for stacking. Roll our light brown fondant to cover board; brush with piping gel, lay fondant over board and use poly blade to trim. Mix equal amounts of white sanding sugar and brown sugar together to make sand. Brush piping gel around the bottom of the 6" cake and sprinkle with sand. Place cakes on board and stack.
Roll out light blue fondant. Using the wave texture sheet, roll over the fondant. Use a sharp knife or poly blade to cut out the waves to make the strip uneven heights. Attach to 8" cake using piping gel. Brush board with piping gel and sprinkle sand around the edge of the board. Roll a small piece of light green rolled fondant and attach to the top of the 6" cake with piping gel. Use a star tip to make the fondant piece textured like grass.
Tiki hut: Take the king size muffin or rice kripie form and cover with piping gel. Roll a yellowish-brown piece of fondant thick and then use the bamboo texture sheet to make the bamboo for the hut. Roll a black piece of fondant very thin to make the opening and apply with piping gel. Cover the hut with the bamboo being sure not to cover the black fondant. Place the hut on top of the grass fondant and stick a wooden skewer or dowel down the center and into the 6" cake for stability. Brush top of hut with piping gel and use the clay extruder with the tiny holes to make the thatch roof.
Palm tree: Using a wooden skewer as a center support, mold a brown piece of fondant into the shape of a tree trunk. Use scisors to cut the triangular pieces of the trunk. Push dowel in to the top of the 6" cake. Roll three 1/2" balls out of brown fondant to place at the top of the skewer to resemble coconuts; these will also be the support system for your palm leaves. Attach to top of skewer with piping gel and allow to dry.
Sea creatures: Use assorted colors of fondant or gumpaste to create the sea life. Use the gumpaste tools to make details and use black non-pareils for eyes. Mold flip flops.
Use piping gel and attach leaves to the top of the palm tree, grass to the bottom of the cake board, and sea creatures to the sides and bottom of the cakes. Sprinkle edible stones along the bottom of the sea floor.
10" Round White Foil Cake Drum
10" Round White Foil Cake Drum
27-2210
Unit: 1
Hawaiian Texture Sheet Set
Hawaiian Texture Sheet Set
43-4717
Unit: 1 set/ 6 sheets total
Ivory Satin Ice Rolled Fondant Icing
Ivory Satin Ice Rolled Fondant...
77-762
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Baby Blue Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
Baby Blue Satin Ice Rolled Fon...
77-756
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Green Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
Green Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
77-764
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Yellow Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
Yellow Satin Ice Rolled Fondan...
77-765
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Red Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
Red Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
77-763
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Blue Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
Blue Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
77-766
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Orange Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
Orange Satin Ice Rolled Fondan...
77-757
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Orange Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
Orange Satin Ice Rolled Fondan...
77-757
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Purple Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
Purple Satin Ice Rolled Fondan...
77-769
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Piping Gel
Piping Gel
76-2011
Unit: 1 lb. tub
Pastry Brush 1"
Pastry Brush 1"
H-93208
Unit: 1
Black Non-Pareils
Black Non-Pareils
78-520K
Unit: 3.8 oz. jar
ChocoRocks - River Stones
ChocoRocks - River Stones
KI-43053
Unit: 3 oz. tube
9 pc. Sculpturing Tool Set
9 pc. Sculpturing Tool Set
ATC-4200
Unit: 1 set / 9 pcs. total
Surfboard Cookie Cutter
Surfboard Cookie Cutter
OP-1723
Unit: 1
Flexible PolyBlade
Flexible PolyBlade
NM-11052K
Unit: 1
White Sanding Sugar
White Sanding Sugar
78-300W
Unit: 1 lb. bag
Assorted AmeriColor Food Color Pens (10 Colors) (Old # 34-6010)
Assorted AmeriColor Food Color...
ACR-GW10
Unit: 1 set/ 10 pens total
12" Bamboo Skewers
12" Bamboo Skewers
H-4415
Unit: appr. 100 /pkg.
Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder
Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder
MB-35055
Unit: 1 set / 21 pcs. total
6 Cup King Size Muffin Pan
6 Cup King Size Muffin Pan
2105-9921
Unit: 1
CMC Powder (Tylose)
CMC Powder (Tylose)
76-3530
Unit: 55 gram jar