Castles in the Air Cake
Each cookie serves 1.
- 16 1/2 in. long x 12 3/8 in. wide x 2 in. deep craft block oval
- light green curling ribbon
- Waxed paper
- Paring Knife
- Straight pins
- Cellophane Tape
One day in advance, make cookies, candy letters, turret towers and turret peaks. Roll out cookie dough and cut clouds, castle, girl, 4 medium funny flowers and 6 large funny flowers. Bake and cool.
Use tip 3 and full-strength color flow icing to outline clouds, flowers and castle; let dry. When completely dry use tip 3 and thinned down color flow icing to fill in cookies.
Pipe tip 5 full-strength icing dots on flower centers.
To decorate girl, outline and pipe in legs with tip 5 and full-strength color flow icing; let dry.
Use full strength color flow icing and tip 3 to pipe in eyes, nose and mouth.
Pipe in tip 5 hair. Overpipe arms with tip 5.
Pipe tip 3 flowers with tip 349 leaves. Pipe tip 3 crown and shoes; let dry completely.
Mold message in Alphabet Candy Molds with pink-tinted candy. Refrigerate to set; unmold.
Position 3 large, 2 medium and 2 small turret peaks on cooling grid placed over cookie sheet. Cover turret peaks with thinned down violet color flow icing; let dry.
Trace castle door pattern on castle cookie with toothpick. Use tip 5 and full-strength color flow icing to outline and fill in door; let dry.
Pipe tip 5 cobblestones around door with full-strength color flow. Pipe tip 5 windows on turret towers. Attach turret peaks and turret towers with full-strength color flow.
Cover craft block base with foil; secure with straight pins. Attach lollipop sticks to cookies with melted candy. Attach girl with castle door with icing. Attach 2 sticks to back of castle with melted candy.Let set.
For largest cloud, cut 3 lollipop sticks to 3 in. lengths and tape to 11 3/4 in. lollipop stick leaving 2 in. extended. Attach to back of cookie with melted candy; let set.
Insert cookie castle into base. Attach large center turret tower to top base with full strength icing. Push all other turret towers 1 in. deep into base.
Trim sticks on flowers to staggered lengths and insert into base. Insert clouds. Position curling ribbon.
Attach candy message to base with melted candy.
**Note: Brown and Red-Red were combined for brown shown.
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