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A Letter-Perfect Baby Cake


Makes: Cake serves 24.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

In advance: Using royal icing, make 25 each pink, violet and rose tip 225 swirl drop flowers on waxed paper. Add tip 2 white dot centers. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.

Step 2

Place book cake on same-size board and ice smooth. Comb sides with small-tooth edge of comb. Position cake on foil-wrapped foamcore sheet. Roll out 1 pk. of pink fondant 1/4 in. thick. Cut approximately 20 circles using medium round Cut-Out. Cut circles in half and attach to board with piping gel to create scalloped bottom border. Roll out 48 oz. of white fondant 1/4 in. thick; position on cake top and trim edges as needed. Roll out pastel fondant 1/4 in. thick and cut BABY letters using cookie cutters; attach with damp brush. Print tip 2 messages in matching shades of buttercream. Pipe tip 2 vines around edge of cake top in buttercream. Attach drop flowers with dots of buttercream. Add tip 349 leaves in buttercream. Pipe tip 4 bead bottom border. Attach blocks, angel and rattles with dots of buttercream.

Step 3

*Note: Combine Violet and Rose for violet color shown.

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Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Meringue Powder

Meringue Powder

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Cake Board

Cake Board

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

18 x 14 in. foamcore sheet

18 x 14 in. foamcore sheet

Waxed paper

Waxed paper

Paring Knife

Paring Knife

Curving vines gently rise and fall to add a beautiful touch to your floral cake. They work wonders as a cake side accent.

A variety of leaves will help give your cakes a more realistic garden feel. Add piping gel to your icing to help keep your leaves from breaking.

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

Drop flowers are a great way to add flowers quickly. Pipe drop flowers in buttercream directly on your cake, or pipe in royal in advance and place your flowers anywhere. Flowers will be sharper in definition when piped in royal.

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