preciouspeggy circles cake tutorial

Learn how to make PreciousPeggy’s Fondant Circles cake in this easy to follow tutorial.

These easy fondant circles are great for wedding cakes and birthday cakes. You can create fun, colorful, whimsical baby shower cakes, or sophisticated and elegant wedding cakes with this versatile cake decorating technique.


Prepared cake covered in fondant
Additional fondant
Wilton Measuring Tool
Triangle cutter
Circle cutter
Royal icing


Measure the height of your first tier. This one is approximately 10.5 cm.


Divide tier height by 3, and score cake using Wilton measuring tool.


Place a triangle cutter that’s 1/3 the height of your tier, 3.5 cm for this cake, in circle cutter with approximately same diameter.


Cut out circles, using triangle cutter to score marks at the same time.


10 Fold up edges.
12 For triangles that go along the bottom edge, cut away 1 of the curved edges.

13 Apply triangle with 2 sides to bottom of tier using a small dab of royal icing. Be sure to line the triangle up with the scored lines.
14 Apply next triangle with 3 sides upside down and against the side of the previous triangle.


Repeat until first row of triangles is complete.

17 Begin the next row with an upside down triangle that’s perpendicular to the previous row and lined up with the narrow point of a lower triangle.
18 Apply next triangle against the side of the previous triangle.


Continue until all rows are filled in.


Optional: Add sugar flowers to complete the look.

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blueeyedaries Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 11:23am

VERY creative! Beautiful :) Thanks for sharing.

mbt4955 Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 11:27am

I have definitely been off CakeCentral for too long. This is new to me, but what an amazing cake. Thanks so much for sharing and now I finally have a use for the Wilton measuring tool that I just had to have!!

ckeel127 Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 11:35am

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Ballymena Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 11:37am

These circles can also go on a thin coat of butter cream if you don't want as much fondant.

emmer_d Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 11:38am

AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing.

King-Girlz Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 11:41am

Thank you for all your hark work making this tutorial. It is very appreciated. Your cake is beautiful!

cb37015 Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 11:59am

Love this idea! Question about the circle/triangle- is this just fondant or a fondant/gumpaste mixture?

Cakegirl74 Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 12:02pm

Your cake is beautiful, thank you so much for taking the time to show all of us how you did it.

pastryqn Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 12:11pm

Gorgeous cake. Hartelijk bedankt voor de tutorial.

NoniBunyi Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 12:26pm

You are so creative. Thank you for sharing

Buttermilk Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 12:33pm

thank you. this is so helpful

SpeciallyYours Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 12:35pm

So simple, yet so elegant! Thanks so much for sharing the instruction with us on this tutorial. I had a whole different picture in my mind as to how to do it! Yours is so much easier than what I had in mind!!

candynumber1 Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 12:40pm

That is awesome cake designing, love it! Thanks!!!! :-)

lourdesnieves Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 1:07pm

This cake is so beautiful, I love it!! Thanks for sharing it with us

Charmaine49 Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 1:09pm

This is absolutely simple a task, but the end result is amazing.. Thank you for sharing this with us new insight into decorating cakes.

amiri Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 1:19pm

Thanks for sharing.

asiam958 Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 1:50pm

This is so awesome. I love tutorials, because once I was able to see how the cake was constructed, I actually felt like this was something I could do!!!

psgodusa Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 2:13pm

That is really one impressive design. Surely would love to try it. Thanks for sharing a tutorial, it helps understand the instructions better.

cactuskate Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 2:33pm

This is an absolutely beautiful cake.

3dlovely Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 2:35pm

Thank you so much for taking the time share your knowledge and make this tutorial. Your design is beautiful and I definitely must try it. I'm hoping to give it a go for Mother's Day. Again, thank you!

lilscakes Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 2:54pm

Wow! That is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your detailed tutorial. I can't wait to try this!

suzied Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 3:06pm

Thank you Peggy. I was wondering all these days as to how you achieved this design. now it makes sense. God bless you for sharing this tutorial .

pastelesymas_isa Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 3:06pm

cual es el nombre de esta tecnica? Whats the name of this technic?

pastelesymas_isa Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 3:08pm

gracias x compartir la tecnica es muy facil, ya la practique en un dummy cake y me encanto ya subi mi foto y espero les guste…

gracias :D

cakedreamer101 Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 4:08pm

It makes sense to me about measuring the cutters to be 1/3 the height of the tier to accommodate the three rows around, but how do you determine how many to make for each row, taking into account the circumference of each tier to make sure that one doesn't wind up with a space that is less than 'one triangle's width'? Is there an easy way to calculate this or have I lost my moxie for mathematics?

I especially love the picture of the cake done in white - beautiful!!

Just a thought, though - I think it would look equally nice if the bottom flap of the bottom row was left on... may try it both ways just to see...

Thank you for the tutorial on this technique - just love it!

Curlylocks Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 4:53pm

I am old but love to see these tutorials. Hopefully one of these days I will be able to copy your design!

txteague Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 6:10pm

Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to try this technique!

prtygrl770 Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 8:52pm

this was so cool interesting

kikiandkyle Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 9:18pm

Wat mooi! Thanks for sharing!

Schweeety Says... 6 Mar 2013 , 10:04pm

wowzer! I cannot wait to make something like that - thank you so much for sharing and for the really clear instructions. Love the measuring tool - will be looking out for it in the SA cake shops :-)

TheGreedyBaker Says... 7 Mar 2013 , 1:03am

Oh this is perfection! Love it, how creative! Definitely one of those measuring/marking tools is going straight on my cake wish list. Thanks for sharing x

staceyboots Says... 7 Mar 2013 , 4:49am

oh Lawd!!! now I have to add this tutorial/design to the list of techniques to try :)

MissySunshine Says... 7 Mar 2013 , 5:50am

Super awesome! Thank you so much for this tutorial!! :-)

dmfitz00 Says... 7 Mar 2013 , 7:41am

Haha- I thought the same exact thing! :)

PreciousPeggy Says... 7 Mar 2013 , 10:38am

Thanks everyone !!!!

Cakedreamer 101 I 've not counted or measured how much. Just started. After a few give you counting ;-) Good luck! . .

MACakes Says... 7 Mar 2013 , 3:34pm

I was thinking the same thing..too much fondant and really such a waste.

PreciousPeggy Says... 8 Mar 2013 , 1:55am

with the first pink it took a long time to fold everything right. And if you want to do a big cake it has to be quick and easy. If you fold it how big you want , you can also juse a cutter of the same great. I have the triangle chosen because it was easier for me to fold everything equal. It can also free hand. If you have a gab with the last 3, you can always have appropriate folding. You fold it than what smaller. Care very much for that the last with the point facing down.You can also the points with a pallet knife a little slide sideways so that it fits.

I hope I explained it properly have..... (and Engisch also ) ;-)

stampinron Says... 11 Mar 2013 , 12:16pm

Thank you for sharing. It creates a beautiful look to the cakes.

justpracticecakes Says... 11 Mar 2013 , 7:03pm

Me too. Never used it. Im gonna make this cake and use my marker. Im thinking this cake would look really cool to use several differnt colors.... Hmmmmm. Lol great cake!!!!!

MMDORLUS Says... 22 Mar 2013 , 9:44am

It looks so Beautiful and creative. I love it!

Lami16 Says... 7 May 2013 , 3:08pm

This is a great tutorial and a very elegant design! Thanks for sharing. Will definitely try this!

ShirleyW Says... 4 Jul 2013 , 2:52pm

I have often wondered how this pattern was created. This is a wonderful tutorial Peggy, thank you so much for sharing!

blwilley Says... 26 Jan 2014 , 12:14pm

Way to go Miss Peggy! And your English is impeccable, unlike my poor attempt at the family Norwegian. Dette er en smarte kake! Takk for den virkelig pene Tutorial. lol The grandkids are going to have a ball with this one. They are 3 & 6 years old. Ethan rolled, & covered, his first cake in fondant at age 4, & stacked it to look like a staircase, all by himself!

gwramp Says... 29 Jan 2014 , 2:58pm

This idea was already demonstrated by a craftsy class. if you are interested in this and others, please check out

RedheadedBeauty Says... 6 Feb 2014 , 8:08pm

Cool! I can't wait to try that out.

MissNinis Says... 23 Feb 2014 , 1:43pm


Izza1 Says... 26 Mar 2014 , 1:09pm

Peggy, did you do this cake for the 2013 Wilton Yearbook?

gen2026 Says... 19 Jun 2014 , 8:39am

If you were going to use a base of buttercream, would the buttercream be enough to hold the fondant in place? I am a novice, but my son is wanting us to do his wedding cake in January... at least I have a few months to practice!

gaviota4fly Says... 8 Jan 2015 , 6:23pm


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