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He's Having a Ball! Cake


Makes: 27 Servings

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Step 1

1 day in advance: Make cookies. Prepare and roll out dough. Cut cookies using cutters from set, including desired letters, nine balls using medium round, and three footballs. Bake and cool cookies.

Step 2

Decorate with Color Flow. Use tip 2 and full-strength icing to outline letters; let dry. Place ball cookies on cooling grid over cookie sheet; cover with thinned icing. Let dry. Flow in letter cookies with thinned icing; let dry.

Step 3

Add details with full-strength icing. Use tip 4 to pipe stripes on footballs; pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 2 to pipe stitching on footballs, baseballs, and basketballs and section lines on soccer ball. Pipe in black sections of soccer ball with thinned icing. Let dry.

Step 4

Bake and cool 1-layer cake. Place cake on foil-wrapped double-thick board, cut to 12 1/2 in. x 16 1/2 in.

Step 5

Ice cake smooth in buttercream. Use edge cutter to cut two rectangles from light blue edible paper, 7 1/2 in. x 9 in. Position 1 in. from cake edge. Pipe tip 21 shell bottom border. Position ball and letter cookies.

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Christmas Red Icing Color

Christmas Red Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color ((Combine Brown with Red-Red for brown shade shown))

Light Blue Sugar Sheets Edible Decorating Paper

2 sheets Light Blue Sugar Sheets Edible Decorating Paper

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101 Cookie Cutter Set ((sports balls))

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Cookie Sheet

Cookie Sheet

Disposable Decorating Bags

Disposable Decorating Bags

13 x 19 in. Cake Boards

13 x 19 in. Cake Boards

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It's the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.

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