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In Full Bloom Wedding Cake Swags How-To

Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2010

Download our PDF files for the ranunculus cake swag, and print clip art onto 8 1/2-by-11-inch cover-weight paper (send the monogram wreath to a calligrapher to monogram, or initial it yourself).

Ranunculus Cake Swag PDF 1
Ranunculus Cake Swag PDF 2
Ranunculus Cake Swag PDF 3
Ranunculus Cake Swag PDF 4

Cut out each swag and flower with scissors, leaving a bit of white space around the edges so shadows show. Apply a dot of royal icing to the ends of short swags, and attach the swags to the top and bottom tiers of a three-tiered cake. 

Then, use a dot of royal icing to attach ends of longer swags to the ends of shorter swags. With royal icing, apply a single rosette to each point where the two swags meet. Cut out wreath with scissors, leaving a bit of white space around the edges. Wrap the middle tier with striped grosgrain ribbon, overlapping the ends in front; attach to cake and to each other with royal icing. 

Attach the monogram wreath with royal icing where the ribbon overlaps.