Can't Contain Our Excitement Cake
Fashion an eye-popping pile of presents using Square Pan cakes and fondant flourishes. Write best-wishes messages on white fondant using our Happy Birthday Fondant Imprint Mat and colorfully tinted piped icings.
- Easy-Add Lemon Yellow Icing Color Add to shopping list Lemon Yellow Icing Color
- Easy-Add Royal Blue Icing Color Add to shopping list Royal Blue Icing Color
- Easy-Add Leaf Green Icing Color Add to shopping list Leaf Green Icing Color
- Easy-Add Orange Icing Color Add to shopping list Orange Icing Color
- Easy-Add Rose Icing Color Add to shopping list Rose Icing Color
- Easy-Add Violet Icing Color Add to shopping list Violet Icing Color
- Easy-Add Red-Red Icing Color Add to shopping list Red-Red Icing Color
- Easy-Add Christmas Red Icing Color Add to shopping list Christmas Red Icing Color
- Easy-Add Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant Add to shopping list Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant
- Easy-Add Gum-Tex™ Add to shopping list Gum-Tex™
- Easy-Add White Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list White Candy Melts® Candy
- Easy-Add Piping Gel Add to shopping list Piping Gel
- Easy-Add Red Colored Sugar Add to shopping list Red Colored Sugar
Cake serves 78.
- Easy-Add 6 x 2 in. Square Pan Add to shopping list 6 x 2 in. Square Pan
- Easy-Add 8 x 2 in. Square Pan Add to shopping list 8 x 2 in. Square Pan
- Easy-Add Tip: 1 Add to shopping list Tip: 1
- Easy-Add Tip: 3 Add to shopping list Tip: 3
- Easy-Add Brush Set Add to shopping list Brush Set
- Easy-Add Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother Add to shopping list Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother
- Easy-Add Ribbon Cutter/Embosser Set Add to shopping list Ribbon Cutter/Embosser Set
- Easy-Add Wide Glide™ Rolling Pin Add to shopping list Wide Glide™ Rolling Pin
- Easy-Add Happy Birthday Fondant Imprint Mat Add to shopping list Happy Birthday Fondant Imprint Mat
- Easy-Add 101 Cookie Cutter Set Add to shopping list 101 Cookie Cutter Set
- Easy-Add 8 in. Lollipop Sticks Add to shopping list 8 in. Lollipop Sticks
- Crystal-Clear Twist Legs (9 inch legs needed)Easy-Add Crystal-Clear Twist Legs Add to shopping list Crystal-Clear Twist Legs
- Crystal-Clear Cake Divider Set (6 inch plate needed)Easy-Add Crystal-Clear Cake Divider Set Add to shopping list Crystal-Clear Cake Divider Set
- Easy-Add Wooden Dowel Rods Add to shopping list Wooden Dowel Rods
- Easy-Add Cake Boards Add to shopping list Cake Boards
- Easy-Add Fanci-Foil Wrap Add to shopping list Fanci-Foil Wrap
- Curling ribbon (blue, violet, green, yellow)
- 16 in. square x 1/2 in. thick foamcore board
2-3 days in advance: Make fondant bow loops, name, balloons, streamers.
Prepare fondant. Knead 1 tablespoon Gum-Tex into 32 oz. fondant. Divide and tint as follows: 8 oz. yellow, 6 oz. red, 6 oz. blue, 6 oz. green, 2 oz. rose, 4 oz. dark violet. Roll out 1/8 in. thick as needed.
Make bow loops. Cut 10 yellow strips 1 x 7 3/4 in. long. Using yellow, blue, red and green, cut 3 strips each 1 x 3 1/2 in. long. Fold strips over to form loops. Brush ends with damp brush; align ends and pinch slightly to secure. Stand loops on sides to dry on cornstarch-dusted surface.
Make fondant name. Cut letters using cutters from set. Brush with piping gel and sprinkle on red sugar. Let dry then attach to Lollipop Sticks using melted candy.
Make balloons. Using medium circle cutter from set, cut 1 yellow and 2 each blue, violet and green circles. Let dry then attach to Lollipop Sticks using melted candy. Cut small triangles for balloon knots. Attach to sticks and pipe highlights using melted candy. Curl matching ribbon and tie onto sticks.
Make streamers. Using Cutter/Embosser Wheel fitted with 2 straight wheels and 1/4 in. spacer, cut 25 strips 4 to 8 in. long in assorted colors. Shape into random curved lines; let dry on sides. Cut Lollipop Sticks to 4 in. long. Attach to bottom end of each streamer using melted candy.
Bake and cool four 6 in. 2-layer base cakes (bake two 1 1/2 in. high layers for each 3 in. high cake), one 8 in. 2-layer main cake (bake 2 in. high layers for a 4 in. high cake) and one 8 in. 1-layer lid cake (1 in. high).
Set on cut-to-fit cake boards and prepare for rolled fondant. Tint 20 oz. each rose and dark violet, 22 oz. each green and blue, 2 oz. red. Cover base cakes with tinted fondant. Roll out some yellow, green, blue and red fondant for ribbons. Cut 3 strips 1 x 8 in. long for each cake. Brush with damp brush and attach.
Roll out 36 oz. of white fondant. Cover main cake; smooth. Roll out an additional 36 oz. and imprint using Happy Birthday mat. Cut a 10 1/2 in. square and cover lid cake. Cut four 8 x 4 in. strips and attach to sides of main cake. Use tip 1 and tinted icing to fill in imprinted designs. Position base cakes on foil-covered foamcore board. Use lid cake to lightly mark where main cake will sit; insert dowel rod supports. Position main cake. Attach 3 bow loops to top of base cakes. Attach lid cake to round plate. Build bow on lid cake. Trim 6 loop ends to a “V.” Arrange in a circle; attach with melted candy. Attach 3 center loops.
At party: Assemble cakes. Line up lid cake and mark feet positions of round plate on main cake top; insert Twist Legs. Insert balloons, streamers and name, trimming sticks as needed. Position lid cake on legs.