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Carrying His Own Weight Cake

Celebrate your favorite bodybuilder’s exercising efforts. Turn a Star Pan cake into a muscleman by adding piped-icing details and a barbell crafted from a dowel rod and cookies shaped with our Tiered Cake Comfort Grip Cutter.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

Make cookies in advance: Roll out dough and cut 2 tiered cake cookies, cut off top tier.

Step 2

Use knife to cut a 5 in. diameter circle cookie. Bake and cool all cookies.

Step 3

To make barbell, cut one dowel rod to 4 1/2 in. long. Attach to 12 in. dowel rod with glue stick; let dry.

Step 4

Apply glue on foil and wrap around dowel rod. Attach tiered cookie weights to dowel rod with melted candy.

Step 5

Pipe-in weights with tip 2A (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Let set.

Step 6

For round cookie head, pipe tip 3 outline eyes, tip 4 dot nose; outline and pipe-in tip 3 teeth.

Step 7

Cover face and ears with tip 16 stars; add tip 4 pull-out hair. Ice cake sides smooth.

Step 8

Outline t-shirt with tip 3. Cover shorts, t-shirt, arms and neck with tip 16 stars.

Step 9

Pipe tip 3 zigzag waistband on shorts.

Step 10

Pipe tip 21 star bottom border.

Step 11

Position head cookie and barbells on cake.