Throwing a rustic wedding out in the country? Add to the laid-back, down-home vibe of the day by serving up a DIY wedding cake that’s as simple as it is sweet.
1. White Candy Windfall Cake
Place each tier on a piece of foam board cut to fit it. Split the cake layer horizontally, and fill it to the specified height using whatever filling you desire. Spread the assembled tier with a thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs, and chill until the crumb coat is set, about 30 minutes. Roll out the fondant for the tier 1/8 inch thick, following the package directions. In a small bowl, combine 4 tablespoons corn syrup and 2 tablespoons water. Roll out the fondant for the cake board. Working with one tier at a time, brush the corn-syrup mixture up the side of the tier and onto the top, 2 inches in from the edge. Working quickly, spoon sugar crystals onto moistened areas until the entire side of cake and top edge are covered in sugar. Repeat to cover all tiers as well as the cake board Support and stack the tiers: First insert dowels in all but the top tier, placing them about 2 1/2 inches from the edge and spacing them about 2 1/2 inches apart. To stack the tiers, first place the bottom tier on the platter or cake board, using a rubber nonslip mat under the foam board to keep the tier from slipping.