Cake Mate Fondant Toppers, yellow plus your choice of colors
Gold or other cake sugar
Cut the pound cake in half lengthwise; set the two halves side by side and frost with buttercream icing. Place in refrigerator until thoroughly chilled.
For the candles - Roll out your candle color choice of fondant to 1/8’ thick by 8” x 1”. Roll each of the 9 Pretzel Rods into one of the 8” x 1” strips; crimp the top and bottom of each candle’s fondant; smooth with finger.
For the flames - Roll out a small sheet of yellow fondant to 1/8” thickness; cut out 9 ¾”-diameter circles; bend in the sides of each circle and slightly pull the top to make a point; set aside.
For the draped cloth - roll the a piece of fondant the length plus 8” to 1/8” thick by the height plus the two sides plus extra for draping; remove the chilled frosted cake from the refrigerator and carefully drape the fondant “cloth” over the cake, pulling on areas to make the folds.
Cut 9 ½”-diameter holes on the top of the cake’s fondant – equally space the holes; insert the middle candle into the cake– but don’t push down all the way; insert the remaining candles into the remaining holes, pushing down to the plate.
Dab the bottom of each “flame” with water and gently push onto the top of each candle.