on the day after xmas, hector’s take on ROSE’S heavenly CAKES: She Loves Me Cake (page 15):
does this look like a xmas tree with a sea shell silhouette and a daisy flower fill? bake the cake as written on the recipe, using the nordic ware daisy cake pan. after unmolding and cooling the cake, with a sharp paring knife remove a few daisy flowers, keeping just enough flowers to fill a triangular xmas tree. wrap the cake with a thin layer of ‘super lemon fondant.’ the sea shells are also ‘super lemon fondant’ formed on a special silicone push mold from japan.
the ‘super lemon fondant’ is delicious and i often observe people fighting over having a piece of this lemony dough, rather than leaving it on the plate! the ‘super lemon fondant’ is best enjoyed when remaining chewy; after completing the cake, cover loosely with plastic wrap to prevent the fondant from drying out.
use the pointed end of a wooden chopstick, dipped in corn starch, to trace the fondant around the daisy petal edges, this gives a much pronounced 3D effect, than rubbing the fondant with your fingers of palm of your hands.