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Hilltop Hideaway Cake


Makes: Cake serves 22.

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Step 1

2 days in advance: Make fondant house. Tint fondant: 5 oz. tan; 3 oz. brown; 2 oz. red; 1 oz. rose. Reserve remaining white fondant. Roll out 1/8 in. thick as needed.

Step 2

Add 2/3 teaspoon Gum-Tex to tan fondant. Use pattern and knife to cut out house. Use pattern to cut brown roof and chimney, rose door, red square and round windows. Attach to house using damp brush. Use pattern to cut white and rose overlays for round window; attach. Roll a 1/8 in. brown fondant ball for door knob; attach.

Step 3

Use royal icing and tip 4 to outline roof, door and square window. Pipe tip 2 window pane outlines and scallops over roof and chimney. Let dry 48 hours on cornstarch-dusted board. Attach two lollipop sticks to back with melted candy, leaving 4 in. extended at bottom to insert into cake.

Step 4

Also: Make fondant tree. Tint 4 oz. fondant green. Add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use pattern and knife to cut tree. Pipe tip 2 loops and scallops with royal icing. Let dry 48 hours on cornstarch-dusted board. Attach lollipop stick to back with melted candy, leaving 4 in. extended at bottom to insert into cake.

Step 5

Bake and cool 1-layer 8 in. cake and 3-layer 6 in. cake (trim one layer to 1 in. high for a 5 in. cake). Prepare and cover 6 in. cake with blue fondant, 8 in. cake with chocolate fondant. Prepare for stacked construction.

Step 6

For 8 in. cake: Roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 20 candy canes using mini cutter. Attach five to each side, 5/8 in. apart, using damp brush. Outline and fill in stripes using tip 2 and royal icing in rose and red.

Step 7

6 in. cake: Roll out blue fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use patterns to cut two each front and back mountains. Attach back mountains around cake using damp brush. Attach front mountains starting where indicated on pattern. Roll out white fondant. Cut 20 trees using mini cutter from set. Trim 12 trees smaller by moving cutter over shape to adjust height and width as needed to fit. Attach trees to cake sides using damp brush. Pipe tip 2 random dots. Insert house and tree.

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