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Crawling On A Cloud Cake

A cute cherub fashioned from a Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan cake seems to float in the air. Create the clouds by covering 8 in. Round Pan cakes with balls of white fondant.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

In advance, roll out fondant and cut 5 smallest and 4 second largest stars using cutters.

Cut fondant bow using pattern. Let pieces dry on cornstarch-dusted surface.
Spray bow and 1 larger star with Color Mist™. Attach 3 large white stars to lollipop sticks with hot glue gun.

Tie 14 in. pieces of curling ribbon onto each stick. Print tip 1 message on stars; brush with water and sprinkle with Cake Sparkles™. Set aside.

Step 2

Bake bear cake from firm-textured batter such as pound cake. Trim off ears, muzzle and right hand paw; trim neck area slightly to shape. Position on double cake circle cut to fit.

Outline diaper area with tip 3. Pipe tip 8 ball nose and toes. Pipe tip 3 dot eyes and pupils (flatten and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch)

Outline mouth with tip 3. Cover diaper area and body with tip 13 stars; add eyebrows and eyelashes with tip 1 strings.

Attach pink star to body and bow to head with icing. Outline hands and arms with tip 13; fill in with tip 13 stars, overpiping hand holding star with another row of tip 13 stars.
For hair, tint 2 1/2 in. ball of fondant yellow, roll out on surface covered with confectioner's sugar. Using ruler and pizza cutter, cut 4 to 5 in. long x 1/8 in. wide strips.

Wrap strips around pencil to curl; let set 10 minutes and attach to head with icing, strand by strand.

Step 3

Prepare 1-layer round cakes for rolled fondant and stacked construction. Knead together 72 oz. of fondant, break off eleven 1 to 2 in. balls.

Shape balls into ovals and randomly place on edges of cake to resemble clouds.
Roll out large piece of fondant and completely cover 2-layer cake, shaping fondant around clouds.
Lightly spray cloud areas with Color Mist™; position baby. Attach small fondant stars with icing; insert large stars on sticks.