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Hurray for A's! Cake


You will receive high marks for this 3-D grad cake! Crafted using the Stand-Up Cuddly Bear pan, it can be easily customized with your grad?s school colors.
Makes: Cake serves 12

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Step 1

Two days in advance: Make mortarboard. Tint 4 oz. fondant blue; add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use pattern to cut out mortarboard. For base, cut a 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. long strip. Shape into 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. wide oval; secure ends using damp brush. Let pieces dry on cornstarch-dusted board for 24 hours. Attach mortarboard to base using thinned fondant adhesive.

Step 2

Also in advance: Prepare hands. Tint 4 oz. fondant light brown; add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex. Roll out 1/2 in. thick. Use pattern to cut hands (reverse pattern for second hand). Insert Lollipop Sticks, leaving 2 1/2 in. extended at bottom. Wrap fingers of one hand around 4 in. long dowel rod; let other hand remain flat. Let both dry on cornstarch-dusted board.

Step 3

Bake and cool cake using firm-textured batter such as pound cake. Use knife to trim and flatten ears, muzzle and arms. Use icing to smooth and level areas around eyes and between legs. For arms, cut two dowel rods to 4 in. long. Fill end with fondant; insert hands. Push 2 in. deep into cake sides.

Step 4

Ice smooth soles of shoes and shirt area. Pipe tip 3 outline eyes and gown neckline. Use tip 3 to outline and fill in: mouth; tongue; nose; tie with layered knot; collar. Smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Cover face and hands with tip 16 stars. Pipe tip 18 swirl hair. Cover gown and shoes with tip 18 stars.

Step 5

Position cap. For rope, tint 1 oz. fondant yellow; roll two logs, 1/8 x 4 in. long. Twist together and attach over edge of mortarboard using damp brush. For tassel, cut a 1 1/2 x 1 in. strip; use scissors to cut 1/2 in. deep slits, 1/8 in. apart. Roll and attach strip around rope, securing with damp brush. Roll out some blue fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use wide end of any standard tip to cut circle; attach over rope for top button. Tie ribbon into bow and attach to diploma with adhesive.

* Combine Brown with Red-Red for skin tone shown.
* Combine Golden Yellow with Lemon Yellow for yellow shown.

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1/4 in. wide ribbon

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