Book These Friends For Life! Cake
Cake serves 24.
Ice cake smooth. Use Decorating Comb on cake sides to resemble pages.
For top pages of book use 1 1/2 pks. of fondant. Use inside of cake pan for pattern, position rolled out fondant in pan and trim to fit.
Carefully remove fondant from pan and position on cake top. Tint 1/2 pk. of fondant burgundy, roll into "ropes" and position around bottom border as book cover.
Position Photo Space Patterns over fondant on cake and use sharp knife to cut out squares. Tint two 2 in. balls of fondant light gray and light blue; roll out to the same thickness as white pages.
Cut out photo spaces using patterns. Position light gray and blue fondant pieces in cut areas on cake.
Make 2 in. balls of the following color fondant: 2 shades of warm gray, 2 shades of light gray.
Make 1 in. balls of copper, rose, blue and green. Roll out copper and 1 shade of light gray and use open ends of tip 2A to cut out small and large heads from fondant; attach to cake with damp brush. Position on cake.
Cut out clothes patterns (same pattern for all) from 2 shades of warm gray and 1 shade of cool gray, rose, blue and green; position on cake.
Using buttercream, pipe tip 2 string hair and tip 1 facial features and glasses.
Print names under photos with tip 1L. Print tip 2 message.
(Note: Make light gray fondant by adding a little black color to white; make warm gray fondant by adding a little brown to gray.)
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