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A Party In Itself Cake

A Party in Itself proves you can have your cake—and cookies and cupcakes—and eat it, too! Cookies provide the message and decorative topping for this impressive two-tier birthday cake, while cupcakes surround the base.

4.5 Average of 10 ratings

Difficulty: Medium
Average of 3 reviews




Ingredients

Makes

Cake serves 60; each cupcake serves 1.

Tools

Instructions:

Step 1

In advance, cut the following cookies: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" and three 3 in. round balloons using 101 Cutter Set, 2 square crinkle gifts, 4 ice cream cone hats (cut ice cream area off cone and reserve for other cookies).

Step 2

Roll sixty 3/4 in. diameter balls of dough and position on cookie sheet. For each gift cookie, cut 3 circles using large opening of tip 8; position and press on top to form bow.

Step 3

For pompoms, cut 4 circles with large opening of tip 8; attach one to point of each hat cookie.

Step 4

Bake and cool all cookies.

Step 5

Follow pouch directions to outline and fill in letter, gift and hat cookies with Ice-A-Cookie; let dry overnight.

Step 6

Cover ball cookies with Ice-A-Cookie; let dry at least 1/2 hour. Pipe spirals on ball tops using Ice-A-Cookie and decorating tip included; let dry.

Step 7

Use Ice-A-Cookie and decorating tip for the following: outline and pipe-in ribbons and bows, add dots to gifts, highlights to balloons, swirls and stripes to party hats; let dry.

Step 8

Attach cookies to treat sticks with icing; tie on curling ribbon. Set aside.

Step 9

Ice 2-layer cakes smooth with 1/2 in. icing and prepare for stacked construction.

Step 10

Using Icing Sculptor with yellow blades (u-shaped edge), comb cake sides. Pipe tip 8 ball top borders on both tiers.

Step 11

Attach cookie balls for bottom borders with icing.

Step 12

Attach cookie message to cake sides with icing.

Step 13

Sprinkle confetti from Flowerful Medley on top tier; insert cookies.

Step 14

Bake and cool cupcakes; pipe tip 1M swirl on tops.

Step 15

p>Spray tops with ColorMist and sprinkle with confetti dots from Flowerful Medley Sprinkles.

Step 16

Position cupcakes around cake and insert celebration candles.