Several days in advance: Make rainbow plaques using patterns and color flow icing.
Using tip 2, outline each section with stiff consistency color flow, then fill in with thinned color flow.
Let dry 48 hours. When dry, turn plaques over and reinforce by outlining and filling in entire plaque in one color.
Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry overnight.
Use Cornflower Blue icing color to tint the white rolled fondant. Prepare 1-layer 6, 10 and 14 in. rounds for
Prepare and cover cakes with
rolled fondant. Cakes will not be centered when stacked, so dowel rods will need to be positioned so that the 6 in. cake side aligns with the left edge of the 10 in. round and the 10 cake side aligns at the right edge of the 14 in. round. Assemble tiers.
Pipe tip 3 message in buttercream icing. Insert lollipop sticks into cake sides in a descending pattern to support rainbow plaques.
Use 4 sticks in the 6 in. tier, 6 each in the 10 in. and 14 in. tiers.
Position rainbow plaques, and pipe a section of tip 10 ball clouds at bottom border of each tier, to secure edge of plaque.
Pipe a mound of tip 10 ball clouds on top tier, position candle. Position bears.
Place this meant-to-impress parcel center stage at baby showers, birthday parties and springtime buffets. Wrap a white-fondant-covered cake in colorful fondant ribbons and bows shaped with our Ribbon Cutter and Embosser Set.
Baking His First Birthday Cake is a simple matter when you use our shaped #1 Pan. Outlines, stars, dots and shells, the 4 most basic decorating techniques, are all you need for this design. (See Her First Birthday Cake for a design made for little girls.)
First Birthday Fling Cake is rated
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It's a beautiful cake and everyone loved it, but it was very time consuming for me. I have never used some of the techniques, so that probably played a large part in the amount of time I took, but again, it is a beautiful cake.
It's a lot of fun and the kids loved it! It's almost like playing chutes and ladders with cake! I changed the colors because my niece loves bright, neon colors, but I think almost any color combination would work.
Date published: 2011-05-13
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