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Festive Flag Wavers Cake

Kid-shaped cookies lead the parade on this rousing Star Pan cake! Each star-shaped cookie has a colorful outfit and a Stars and Stripes Party Pick flag to wave.
Makes: Cake serves 12; each cookie serves 1.
Skill Level: Difficult

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Step 1

Two days in advance: Make cookies. Prepare and roll out dough. Cut 5 bodies using largest star cutter and 5 heads using smallest round cutter from 101 Cutter Set. Bake and cool cookies.

Step 2

Decorate cookies with royal icing. Spatula ice all in light copper. Place on waxed paper to decorate.

Step 3

For heads, use tip 3 to pipe dot eyes, dot nose and outline mouth. Pipe hair using swirls, lines and pull-out dots; add tip 3 dot barrettes and pull-out bow.

Step 4

For bodies, use tip 16 to pipe green star shirt; outline and fill in other shirts and pants (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Add tip 3 dot, line and zigzag trims. Pipe tip 12 bead shoes. Pipe tip 5 dot hands and position flag picks; pipe tip 3 pull-out fingers. Let dry overnight.

Step 5

Attach heads to bodies with royal icing. Let dry overnight.

Step 6

Bake and cool 1-layer star cake. Ice smooth. Pipe tip 21 star bottom border.

Step 7

Use icing dots to attach cookies, letting heads extend slightly beyond cake points. Print tip 3 message; add sprinkles.

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Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.

The star tip creates the most popular, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Use for borders, details such as buttons and facial features, flower centers, filling in cakes baked in shaped pans.

The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

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