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Buzz?s Blastoff Cake


Makes: Cake serves 12; treats serve 8.
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Step 1

In advance: Make clouds.

Spray outside pan from bottom of arms and down sides with nonstick spray. Prepare cereal treat mixture; mold into cloud shapes on parchment-covered board. Immediately press cloud shapes against sprayed area of pan to cover an area 5 in. x 18 in. and 2 1/2 in. thick, tapering to 1/4 in. wide. Let cool. Roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut a 22 in. x 6 1/2 in. strip; cover clouds, shaping over raised areas with fingers and trimming as needed. Let set. Slide pan away and remove cloud.

Step 2

Prepare base board. Tint 51 oz. fondant blue. Prepare and cover base board with 48 oz. blue fondant; reserve remainder.

Step 3

Make rocket. Tint reserved blue darker; roll out dark blue and 3 oz. white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use pattern to cut out rocket. Use pattern and toothpick to mark window area on rocket and white fondant. Cut out window area from rocket; inlay with white window area. For window panes, cut 1/4 in. wide strips from blue fondant. Attach to windows with damp brush. Tint a 1/2 in. ball of fondant red. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut two dot lights with narrow end of tip 1A. Attach to rocket with damp brush. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface. And: Make letters. Tint 3 oz. fondant yellow; knead in 1/8 teaspoon Gum-Tex. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use pattern to cut out letters. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface.

Step 4

Bake and cool cake. Ice sides smooth. Pipe in eyes and teeth with tip 3; smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Pipe in irises and pipe dot pupils with tip 1; pat smooth. Outline remaining details with tip 3. Use tip 3 to pipe in buttons, patches and bolts; pat smooth.

Step 5

Cover suit, headpiece, face and eyebrows with tip 16 stars, fill in smaller areas with tip 13 stars. Position cake and rocket on base board. Insert base of cake into clouds. Attach letters with icing.

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Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

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Royal Blue Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color ((Combine Royal Blue with Black for blue fondant shades shown))

Brown Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Juniper Green Icing Color

Juniper Green Icing Color ((Combine Brown with Juniper Green for brown shown))

Christmas Red Icing Color

Christmas Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color ((Combine Christmas Red with Red-Red for red shown))

Copper Icing Color

Copper Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color ((Combine Lemon Yellow with Orange for orange shown))

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Orange Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color ((Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown))

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Gum-Tex

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Favorite crisped rice cereal treats

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17 x 19 in. plywood or foamcore board

17 x 19 in. plywood or foamcore board ((1/2 in. thick))

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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