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Diva?s Debut Cake

Turn any party into a palooza! Decorate a cake with a girl band formed from Mini Doll Picks refigured with fondant fashions; stage a grand finale by using our patterns and black fondant to create screaming-fans silhouettes.
Makes: Cake serves 40
Skill Level: Somewhat Difficult

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Step 1

2-3 days in advance: Prepare panels and stars. For panels, tint 12 oz. fondant violet. Add 1 teaspoon Gum-Tex. For stars, tint fondant: 3 oz. each rose, blue and yellow, 2 oz. each orange, green. Add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to each. Roll out 1/8 thick as needed. Use patterns to cut 1 large, 2 medium, 2 small back panels. Cut stars using cutters from set: with large, 1 each orange, yellow, rose, blue; with medium, 2 each orange, yellow, rose plus 1 blue; with small, 1 each yellow, pink, blue. Let dry 2 days on waxed paper-covered boards. Reserve excess fondant for figures.

To complete back panels: Brush panel edges and stars with Piping Gel and sprinkle on matching Colored Sugar. Assemble using thinned fondant adhesive. Attach Lollipop Sticks to back of panels; trim sticks, leaving 3 in. extended at bottom to insert into cake. Attach stars to panel edges. Cut name using Cut-Outs; attach to large panel. Let dry.

Step 2

Also in advance: Decorate figures. Tint additional fondant: 2 oz. gray, 1 oz. golden yellow, 1/2 oz. light violet (mix small amount of reserved violet with white to lighten); reserve 1 oz. white. Add 1/8 teaspoon Gum-Tex to each. Also use reserved fondant. Roll out 1/8 in. thick as needed.

For lower body, begin with a 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. thick rectangle. Cut 2 in. slit for legs. Smooth edges and shape by hand. Cut Lollipop Sticks into 5 in. lengths. Insert into bottom of each leg, leaving 3 1/2 in. exposed. Let dry 2 days. Cut doll pick section to just 1/2 in. long; insert into lower body. Create assorted tops using a variety of colors and patterns. Roll fondant for base layers 1/8 in. thick, for trims just 1/16 in. thick. Attach to figures using Piping Gel. Secure ponytails with small lengths of wire. Attach fondant strips to cover wire and for pant cuffs, tiny logs for bracelets and necklaces. Roll 1/2 in. balls and shape into shoes; push onto sticks and attach to pants. Brush with Piping Gel and sprinkle on Cake Sparkle accents. Paint pants with Pearl Dust/vanilla mixture.

Step 3

Bake and cool 2-layer cake (bake 1 1/2 in. layers for a 3 in. high cake).

Step 4

Tint fondant: 24 oz. violet, 17 oz. black. Prepare and cover cake with violet fondant. Cut 12 in. diameter black circle; attach to cake top using damp brush. Use pattern to cut out 2 sets of silhouettes; attach to front of cake. For spotlight bases, roll out black 1/4 in. thick. Cut 8 circles using wide end of tip 3. Shape small cones and attach to back to prop up bases at an angle.

Step 5

Roll out yellow 1/16 in. thick. Use narrow end of tip 2A to cut 8 lenses; attach to spotlights and slightly indent centers with rounded end of brush handle. Pipe tip 3 bead border between figures.

Step 6

At party: Insert back panels and figures. Arrange spotlights.

* Combine Violet with Royal Blue for violet shown.
* Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.

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Violet Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Sky Blue Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Rose Icing Color


Gold Pearl Dust?

Orange Colored Sugar

Pink colored sugar

Lavender Colored Sugar

Blue Colored Sugar

Yellow Colored Sugar

clear vanilla extract





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12 x 2 in. Round Pan

11 3/4 in. Lollipop Sticks

14 in. Silver Cake Base

Cake Circles

Cake Boards





Waxed paper

28-guage cloth-covered wire ((8 inches))

Make your fondant decorations shine by topping them with a sprinkle of Shimmer Dust?. This finely-grained edible glitter gives flowers and greenery an elegant luster.

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

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