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A Buggy of Bargains Cake

If a mother-to-be was born to shop, make sure her baby shower is complete with a Buggy of Bargains cake. The baby in this carriage is ready to shop, with cell phone and “baby” store bags in hand.

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Instructions:

Step 1

Two days in advance: Combine 12 oz. of fondant with 1 teaspoon of Gum-Tex™; reserve remaining fondant. Make fondant baby, shopping bags, hearts and cell phone.

Step 2

Combine 12 oz. of fondant with 1 teaspoon of Gum-Tex™; reserve remaining fondant.

Step 3

Tint portions of fondant mixture light copper, rose, violet, blue, green and yellow. Roll out all colors 1/8 in. thick. Using circle cutter, cut out face in light copper.

Step 4

For ears, use large opening of tip 12 to cut two 3/4 in. circles in copper; trim one side to fit head. Attach to side of face with damp brush.

Step 5

Let face dry on waxed paper-covered board dusted with cornstarch.

Step 6

Cut out shopping bags using pattern.

Step 7

Reroll rose fondant to 1/4 in. thick. Using largest Cut-Out, cut 3 hearts.

Step 8

For cell phone, cut a 2 1/4 x 1/2 in. rectangle; cut a 1/2 in. strip for antenna.

Step 9

For hand, roll a 5/8 in. ball of copper fondant; wrap around cell phone. Indent fingers with brush handle.

Step 10

Make extras of all pieces to allow for breakage and let dry on waxed paper-covered board dusted with cornstarch.

Step 11

Using royal icing, decorate baby. Pipe tip 3 dot eyes and pipe in mouth. Add tip 3 dot cheeks, nose and tongue. Roll out rose fondant 1/8 in. thick.

Step 12

Cut a 3/8 x 2 in. strip for hair bow. Fold ends into center and pinch to form bow. Attach a small ball for center knot with damp brush.

Step 13

Write store names on bags and message on hearts with FoodWriters™. Attach ribbon strips to fondant hearts with royal icing.

Step 14

Ice background areas of buggy cake smooth in buttercream.

Step 15

Using light rose and white buttercream, pipe checkerboard design with tip 18 stars in alternating color squares. Pipe tip 3 outline ribs on hood in dark rose.

Step 16

Fill in hood with tip 18 stars in light rose.

Step 17

Add tip 18 zigzag buggy brim in light rose.

Step 18

Add tip 8 outline wheel spokes and dot wheel center (flatten and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 19

Pipe tip 12 outline wheel rims and buggy handle in light rose.

Step 20

Position hearts, shopping bags, face and cell phone.

*Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown. Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown.