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Big Top Big Cat Cake


Makes: Cake serves 40; each cookie serves 1.

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Step 1

In advance: Make lion?s mane. Mix 4.4 oz. pack of orange from Multi Pack with 4 oz. white fondant. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut thin strips 1/4 x 4 to 6 in. long. Wrap loosely around Cookie Stick. Let set 10 minutes. Carefully slide off. Let curls dry in random curves on waxed paper-covered boards. Make 90 to 100 curls.

Step 2

Make cookie paws. Prepare and roll out dough. Use pattern to cut paw; reverse pattern for 2nd paw. Bake and cool cookies. Cut 2 Cookie Treat Sticks to 4 in. long. Attach to paws with melted candy; allow 3 in. at bottom to insert into cake.

Step 3

For round stand: Bake and cool 2-layer cake. If desired, trim sides to angle from 9 in. diameter top to 10 in. diameter bottom. Tint 24 oz. fondant blue. Prepare and cover round with rolled fondant.

Prepare for Stacked Construction.

Step 4

Roll out red from Multi Pack 1/8 in. thick; cut 2 strips 1/2 x 32 in.; attach to cake sides using damp brush. Use Cake Dividing Set to divide cake into 10ths. Roll out 2 oz. white and yellow from Multi Pack 1/8 in. thick. Cut 10 rounds using medium Cut-Out; center and attach at marks. Cut 10 stars using medium Cut-Out; brush with water and sprinkle with Colored Sugar. Attach to rounds.

Step 5

For lion cake: Bake and cool cake using firm-textured batter such as pound cake. Trim off arms and trim ears to a point.

Step 6

Cut dowel rod for two 5 in. lengths. Push into cake sides for arms, leaving 1 1/2 in. extended. Roll 2 fondant logs, 5/8 x 1 1/2 in.; push into dowel rods. Insert paws.

Step 7

Use tip 4 to pipe dot eyes, outline and pipe-in nose and mouth; pat smooth with fingertip dipped in cornstarch. Ice inside of ears and bottom of feet smooth.

Step 8

Cover lion with tip 17 stars. Pipe tip 5 dot foot pads; flatten with fingertip. Pipe tip 4 dot whiskers. Position lion on base cake.

Position curls for mane, trimming as needed.

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Expected ship date: 08/13/16

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10 x 2 in. Round Pan

10 x 2 in. Round Pan

Cookie Sheet

Cookie Sheet

Cooling Grid

Cooling Grid

6 in. Lollipop Sticks

6 in. Lollipop Sticks

Cake Circles

Cake Circles

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Ruler

Ruler

Knife

Knife

Tape

Tape

Waxed paper

Waxed paper

Toothpicks

Toothpicks

You know how much flair curling ribbon adds to a package. Here's the easy way to make fondant curls. Curliques also are great used for hair, tails and confetti streamers.

Quick tip on how to attach your fondant accents to your fondant covered cake.

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.

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