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Celebrating in a Big Way Cake

Perky pachyderm cake will have them Celebrating in a Big Way. His nose, ears and feet are cookies you bake and ice ahead of time. For a more mythical look, try the same design in pink!


Difficulty: Easy


Step 1

Roll out cookie dough and cut out ears, trunk, and legs using patterns.

Step 2

Bake and cool. Prepare royal icing and ice inside of ears, toenails, and end of trunk smooth.

Step 3

Using tip 3, outline ears and inside ears 3/4 in. from edge, trunk and legs. Using tip 16, star fill in. Set aside to dry.

Step 4

Using buttercream icing, outline head and eyes on cake.

Step 5

Cover body and head with tip 16 stars; overpipe stars on head.

Step 6

Using tip 12, pipe in whites of eyes, pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 7

Pipe tip 3 pupils, pat smooth.

Step 8

Position cookie legs and trunk, prop in position with marshmallows.

Step 9

Using tip 18, pipe string tail, add tip 3 pull out strings for tail end.