Here's to a banner year! Spell out a message of hope and cheer with this Banner Year New Year's Cake. Made using the Long Loaf Pan, this New Year's Cake is long enough to feed 18 people, so it's great for any upcoming New Year's celebrations with friends and family. Spell out "Happy New Year" or the numbers of the new year with candies and get ready to welcome the new year on the sweetest note!
In advance, use tip 12 and royal icing to pipe dot "Happy New Year" message on waxed paper. Set aside to let dry.
Position two 1-layer cakes on board end to end. Ice sides and tops smooth. Pipe tip 32 shell bottom border. Open canned fudge icing container, remove foil. Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute; stir. Continue to microwave at 30 second intervals until ready to pour. If a microwave is unavailable, icing container can be heated on a warming tray or in a pan of water on a stove. Carefully pour icing over top of cake, let small drips of icing run down cake side (make sure icing doesn't reach bottom border).
When set, position letters. Sprinkle with Rainbow Nonpareils.