Today I'm going to share an elegant ornament wreath cake design that is SO simple to make. Our inspiration for this design is from the many beautiful ornament wreaths that I've seen floating around on Pinterest & on neighbors' front doors. Grab yourself a bag of white chocolate truffles and let's get started!
In the tutorial I'm using a six inch round (double barrel) cake although you could adapt this design to fit a cake of any size.
White chocolate truffles are PERFECT for creating these beautiful oranments. I used Lindt Lindor truffles, which I found at our local Rite Aid, but I'm sure that you can find them in a number of stores. If you enjoy making cake truffles/cake balls, they would make a great alternative.
I wanted to add a bit of drama and shimmer to my truffles with a dusting of super pearl dust. What a difference! You could also use pearl spray (Wilton or PME brand for example). If you don't want to pearlize, we'll show another option with sparkling sugar below.
Some of our truffles were dressed up with sparkling sugar! To make the sprinkles stick, I first brushed the truffles with piping gel.
Then, I poured the sparkling sugar into a ziplock bag, placed the sticky truffle into it, and gave it a good shake!
If you like piping and scrollwork (like me!), you may like to add some swirls to your truffles. I melted candy coating, spooned into a piping bag with the tip snipped away, and some swirls and dots. I chilled for a few minutes until set, and then dusted the swirls and dots with more pearl dust.
I dusted some of the other truffles with gold luster dust. I went with a pearl and gold theme, but these would be so cute with colorful dots also...maybe even mix in a few peppermints. There are so many options!
Finally, as an optional step, I decided to add a few fondant snowflakes that I made with my PME snowflake plunger cutter.
I arranged the truffle "ornaments" and snowflakes around the top of a 6" round cake which was frosted with vanilla buttercream. You can glue these truffles into place with a little frosting.
Finally, I added a bow to my truffle/ornament wreath and secured with a dot of frosting. I love the look!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll give this wreath of elegance and deliciousness a try this holiday season! :0) Have a great weekend!