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Cheers For The Birthday Girl Cake

The whole team will rally around this cake that Cheers for the Birthday Girl. Fondant covered cake is decorated using fondant cut-outs and piped icing details. Twisted fondant ropes make a quick border.

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Difficulty: Somewhat Difficult



Instructions:

Step 1

Tint 72 oz. white fondant light rose. Prepare 1-layer cake and cover with fondant; smooth with Easy-Glide Smoother.

Step 2

Tint 6 oz. fondant red (combine Red-Red and Christmas Red). Roll fondant thin and cut letters and numbers with Cut-Outs. (Apostrophes are made from top curve of number 1, trimmed and shaped. Dashes are made by cutting letter "I" in half.) Also cut out skirts using skirt Cut-Out, imprint pleats using smooth wheel of Cutter/Embosser.

Step 3

Cut heads using head Cut-Out and Natural fondant color. Cut shirts using white fondant and shirt Cut-Out. To keep neckline rounded for placement of heads, place head Cut-Out at top of shirt, then shape sleeves up as necessary. Push sleeves down on other shirts as necessary. Let all dry.

Step 4

Cut out knees for the kneeling girls using the small end of tip 2A, cut in half.

Step 5

Cut arms and legs for all girls and shoes for the bottom row girls using the shoe Cut-Out, trim off the toe end for legs; the arms are the curved portion of the shoe. Shoes for the middle and top row girls are made using small end of tip 12, cut in half.

Step 6

Use red FoodWriter to mark pleats on skirts and to draw letters, necklines, waistbands and cuffs on shirts.

Step 7

Assemble fondant decorations beginning at bottom row of girls and working up. Attach all fondant pieces using brushstrokes of water.

Step 8

First, position skirts, shirts and heads, then add legs, shoes and arms. Position message. Mark eyes and mouths using black FoodWriter.

Step 9

Using tip 2 and buttercream icing, add string and dot hair and barrettes. Add tip 2 pull-out dot pompoms.

Step 10

Roll 8 fondant ropes approximately 1/4 in. thick and 14 in. long. Twist 2 ropes together for each side and attach to bottom border with brushstrokes of water.