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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? Cake


More than a little creepy, this head on a platter cake is sure to give your party guests the chills! It?s all edible?from the gumball eyeballs to the fondant veggie decorations.
Makes: Cake serves 10.
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Step 1

Divide fondant into thirds. Tint one section red, one section orange. Divide remaining section in half and tint light and dark green. Roll carrot shapes out of orange fondant, mark horizontal lines with paring knife. Roll out dark green fondant about 1/8 in. thick and cut narrow strips with scissors; gather at one end and attach to top of carrots with water. Roll red fondant into balls for cherry tomatoes. Knead remaining light and dark green fondant together to marbleize, roll out about 1/8 in. thick, ruffle edges with pointed wooden dowel rod (sharpened in pencil sharpener) and place on cotton balls dusted with cornstarch to dry.

Step 2

Position cake on platter. Ice front of cake smooth in very light copper. Cut two holes for eye sockets. Ice inside of eye socket and mouth smooth in black icing. Position one gumball in socket. Using tip 12, build up icing heavily on areas of eyelids, nose, cheeks, ears and chin. Let icing crust, dip hands in cornstarch and mold icing to create wrinkles. Position square gum for teeth. Using tip 4, outline lips and eyelid. Add tip 17 pull-out hair and eyebrows. Position "loose" eyeball with dots of icing. Using tip 2, pipe string veins on eyeballs and add dot centers. Position head on platter. Arrange fondant lettuce, carrots and cherry tomatoes around head.

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Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Copper Icing Color (light skin tone)

Copper Icing Color (light skin tone)

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Large white gumballs

2 Large white gumballs

square gum

square gum

cornstarch

cornstarch

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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This project was a test for me to try my hand at sculpting, as well as fondant work, and it turned out FABULOUS!!! I had some difficulty with the nose - but thought it was so cool how the icing became putty like to work with!! SO FUN!! My veggies I did do with home made marshmallow fondant, and turned out great! I couldn't find gumballs for the eyes but found round caramel filled marshmallows and used those instead! More detailed instruction is needed for icing techniques. I think it would make a world of difference!
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved making this cake. It was for my kids Halloween carnival. This cake puts your sculpting to the test with the nose, ears and chin. For the eyes I used a gumball and covered it in fondant and used a toothpick to keep it in place, for the teeth I used the square gum. I did tilt the head up a little and used bags of candy around the head. The silver tray I got from the local goodwill. I do agree, The instructions could use a more detail on icing techniques but once you get into, you find your grove.
Date published: 2011-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The first year my daughters decided they were too old for trick or treating, I gave them a Halloween party. This cake was perfect for their party. It wasn't too difficult to make, either. You really can't mess up the face since it's supposed to be creepy. Instead of making fondant lettuce, carrots and tomatoes, I surrounded the cake with various Halloween candies. All of the party-goers loved it. But they had a hard time believing it was a cake they could eat.
Date published: 2010-12-01
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