Quilt a baby blanket. Use Cutter/Embosser to cut 3 in. quilt squares from light and dark fondants. Use mini cutters to cut out center designs in one light square and one dark square. Switch same-shape centers for a two-tone inlay effect. Repeat until there?s enough squares to cover a Sheet Pan cake.
2 days in advance: Prepare head using fondant from Multi Pack. Roll out pink fondant from Multi Pack 3/16 in. thick. Use Comfort-Grip Cutter to cut head, wide end of tip 2A to cut ears; trim 3/8 in. off one side and attach using damp brush. Set on waxed paper-covered board dusted with cornstarch. Roll tiny ball nose (reserve remaining pink for hands), tiny black balls for eyes, 1/8 x 3 in. long log for smile; attach using damp brush. Tint small amount dark pink and roll out. Cut cheeks using narrow end of tip 2A; attach. For girl: Cut pacifier base using wide end of tip 8; roll tiny ball for tip. For bow, shape 2 loops from 3/8 in. balls; roll 1/4 in. diameter ball for knot. Assemble pacifier and bow and attach to head. Let dry. For boy: Roll thin log 3 in. long; shape into curl and attach. Let dry.
Girl?s Cake: Bake and cool two 1-layer sheet cakes. Position side-by-side on foil-wrapped base board. Ice smooth. Prepare for Stacked Construction. Tint fondant: 54 oz. dark pink, 36 oz. light pink. (Reserve 18 oz. dark pink for #1.) Roll out 1/8 in. thick as needed.
Use Cutter/Embosser with straight wheel to cut 3 in. squares (18 light, 17 dark); leave squares on mat. Use mini cutters to cut out center designs in 1 light square and 1 dark square. Switch fondant pieces and smooth edges with fingertip for 2-tone inlay. Repeat, making 4 or 5 of each design in each color.
Attach squares to cakes, alternating colors and designs. Begin top row 1/2 in. down from edge; last row should end 1/2 in. from bottom edge. Use Cutter/Embosser with ridged wheel to make stitching marks 1/4 in. from edges.
For fringe, cut two 1 1/4 x 15 in. strips. Use scissors to cut 1/8 in. wide slits, 7/8 in. deep and attach. For blanket hem, cut two 3/8 x 15 in. strips. Attach at top of fringe with Piping Gel.
Boy?s cake: Prepare blanket. Tint fondant: 54 oz. dark blue, 36 oz. light blue. (Reserve 18 oz. dark blue for #1.) Follow directions above for girl?s cake to cover board with fondant blanket. Attach pieces using Piping Gel.
Bake and cool #1 cake. Position on cut-to-fit cake board and ice smooth. Roll out reserved dark fondant 1/4 in. thick. Press into cake pan to shape #1; remove and trim edges as needed. Position on cake top.
For hands, begin with 3/4 in. balls of reserved skin tone fondant; flatten and shape, cutting slits for fingers. For sleeves, roll 1 in. diameter logs, 1 1/2 and 3 in. long. Cut opening in end of sleeve; insert and attach hand using damp brush. Attach arms and head to cake top (support head with ball of fondant). Pipe tip 8 name. Position #1 cake on blanket; pipe tip 6 bead bottom border.
* Note: For boy?s cake, we used Sky Blue instead of Rose, and animal cutters instead of geometrics. Blanket squares are attached to base board without sheet cakes.
The whole team will rally around this cake that Cheers for the Birthday Girl. Fondant covered cake is decorated using fondant cut-outs and piped icing details. Twisted fondant ropes make a quick border.
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