Bursting In Air! Cake
Cake serves 12.
At least 2 days in advance: Make color flow stars: 1 each 7 in. blue and 5 in. red stars; 5 each 2 in. blue and red stars; and 5 each 11/4 in. blue and red stars.
Outline and flow in following instructions; while still wet, sprinkle with colored sugars. Let dry on waxed paper-covered cake boards.
Ice cake smooth. Pipe tip 21 star bottom border.
Attach 11/4 in. stars to end of lollipop sticks with full-strength color flow.
Pipe a tip 21 mound of buttercream in center of cake top.
Insert 5 of the sticks into mound, aligning ends with star points; insert remaining sticks between star points, aligning with opposite sticks.
Pipe tip 21 mound on both sides of sticks at edge of cake; position 2 in. stars on mounds.
Position 7 in. star in center of cake; attach 5 in. star on top with full-strength color flow.
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