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Black Belt Birthday Cake

Marshall more interest in the martial arts! Turn a Teddy Bear Pan cake into a kung-fu master by adding cookie hands, feet and headband tie.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

In advance: Make and decorate cookies with royal icing. Prepare and roll out dough. Use patterns to cut 2 hands (reverse pattern for 2nd; fold over thumb of left hand), 2 feet (reverse pattern for 2nd) and 1 tie. Use wide end of tip 1A to cut 1 circle; cut in half for 2 ears. Bake and cool cookies.

Step 2

Cover hands and feet with tip 16 stars. Let dry on waxed paper-covered boards. Outline and pipe in headband ties; let dry.

Step 3

Attach Lollipop Sticks to back of hands with royal icing, leaving 2 1/2 in. of stick exposed to insert into cake. Let dry.

Step 4

Bake and cool cake. Cut off ears. Decorate using buttercream icing.

Step 5

Using tip 3, outline and pipe in outfit edging, belt, headband, eyes, pupils, mouth, teeth; smooth with fingertip dipped in cornstarch. Pipe tip 3 outline details on outfit and headband.

Step 6

Cover outfit and head with tip 16 stars. Pipe tip 18 pull-out stars for hair. Insert hands. Insert ears; cover with tip 16 stars. Attach feet and headband ties with icing.