Decorate cake. Prepare buttercream
and chocolate buttercream icing following
recipe directions. Tint portions of chocolate
icing brown/red-red combination (for light
brown) and black.
Use spatula and white icing to ice cake
sides below feet smooth. For outside ear,
insert vanilla wafer cookie about halfway
into cake. Use tip 12 and light brown icing to
pipe a mound to support cookie.
Use tip 12 and black icing to pipe dot eyes
and nose. Pat smooth with finger dipped in
cornstarch. Use tip 3 and light brown icing
to outline feet. Use tip 16 and light brown
icing to fill in feet and cover head and ears
with stars. Overpipe outside edge of ears
with another layer of stars for dimension.
Use tip 234 and dark brown icing to cover
body with pull-out fur. Begin at back side
with fur angled away from head. Work in
rows moving up and around toward head.