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Union Jack Cake

Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake This is my VERY FIRST decorated celebration cake! I hope you like it. The cake is a 8 inch round lemon sponge with a lemon curd and butter cream filling. I applied a crumb coat, and chilled the cake, then added a final buttercream coating. I then covered the cake in white fondant and trimmed down to the board. I then used an image of a Union Jack flag as my guide. First i created the red cross that is positioned in the middle, applying cooled boiled water as my glue. I also used a straight edge ruler as a cutting guide. The strips were placed on to the cake and a pallet knife was used to smooth out any bumps along the edges of the strips. I the drew out a template guide on to wax paper for each corner of the flag. I used blue fondant and trimmed each triangle to the size of the template and again, attached to the cake, making sure that the angle of the triangle was a straight line as it ran down the side of the cake (and not off on its original angle). I finally added the small red strips making sure everything was laid on the cake as straight as possible. If the strips were not accurately positioned, the cake would have looked terrible (in my opinion) I finally included a red ribbon around the base to finish off.

You Can Make This

SugarMouseBaker made Union Jack Cake with:

Basic Fondant Techniques

Online Class

Basic Fondant Techniques

with Elisa Strauss

  • Buttercream
  • Fondant

Project Description

Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake This is my VERY FIRST decorated celebration cake! I hope you like it. The cake is a 8 inch round lemon sponge with a lemon curd and butter cream filling. I applied a crumb coat, and chilled the cake, then added a final buttercream coating. I then covered the cake in white fondant and trimmed down to the board. I then used an image of a Union Jack flag as my guide. First i created the red cross that is positioned in the middle, applying cooled boiled water as my glue. I also used a straight edge ruler as a cutting guide. The strips were placed on to the cake and a pallet knife was used to smooth out any bumps along the edges of the strips. I the drew out a template guide on to wax paper for each corner of the flag. I used blue fondant and trimmed each triangle to the size of the template and again, attached to the cake, making sure that the angle of the triangle was a straight line as it ran down the side of the cake (and not off on its original angle). I finally added the small red strips making sure everything was laid on the cake as straight as possible. If the strips were not accurately positioned, the cake would have looked terrible (in my opinion) I finally included a red ribbon around the base to finish off.

Q&A with SugarMouseBaker

Fadodun Temifad asked:
Hello please how did you transfer from the triangle template to the blue fondant
SugarMouseBaker answered:
Hi there. I cut out the triangle and place it over my rolled blue fondant and cut round it using a steel ruler. I place the blue fondant on to the cake making sure it was in the correct position. I moved it a little for correct positioning, then used a paint brush dipped in water, and pulled back the point of the triangle and brushed the white fondant, laying the blue fondant back down, which then acted as the glue. From then I could wiggle around the blue fondant on the side of the cake to make sure it was straight. Then brushed the white fondant again to glue the sides. Hope this helps! :)