A Clown's Surprise! Cake
Cake serves 12.
Bake and cool cake; trim off hose area. Roll out dough. Using pattern, trace hat and cut out; bake and cool. Ice cake sides and background areas smooth.
Outline shoes, pants, coat, face and hands with tip 3. Cover pants, coat, face hands and shirt with tip 16 stars.
Pipe in shoes with tip 8 (pat smooth with finger dipped in corn starch).
Pipe in cuffs with tip 4 (pat smooth with finger dipped in corn starch).
Pipe tip 6 dot eyes and scallop mouth. Add tip 8 ball nose. Pipe tip 3 dot pupils and string smile line.
Pipe tip 4 dot buttons and tip 8 bow tie. Decorate pant cuffs with tip 16 lines.
Pipe tip 8 hat band (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
Cover hat with tip 16 stars Add tip 6 bead flower with tip 3 stem.
Insert lollipop stick in top of cake to support hat; position hat. Add tip 16 pull-out star hair.
Pipe tip 6 ball bottom border. Add balloons and curling ribbon.
*Note: Combine Red-Red and Christmas Red for red shown; combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for yellow shown.
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