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Fearless at 40 Cake

The years just seem to go speeding by! Bold numbers and a black and white damask background add a special touch to this birthday cake.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

Bake and cool one-layer cake. Place on foil-wrapped cake board. Ice smooth with white buttercream.

Step 2

Use Rotary Cutter to cut four squares, 5 x 5 in., from Damask Sugar Sheets! Attach to cake corners using piping gel.

Step 3

Using Rotary Cutter, cut four strips, 5 long x 3 in. wide, from Light Blue Sugar Sheets! Attach at center of cake sides, positioning strip at base of cake first and then wrapping strip up and onto cake top.

Step 4

Using Rotary Cutter, cut four strips, 5 long x 1 1/2 in. wide, from Bright Blue Sugar Sheets! Attach as above, centering strips over light blue strips. Cut a 7 x 7 in. square from Black Sugar Sheets! Brush back with piping gel and attach to center of cake.

Step 5

Using FoodWriter and cutters from set, trace numbers on back side (shiny side) of Light Blue Sugar Sheets! Cut out with scissors; attach with piping gel. Use buttercream and tip 6 to pipe bead bottom border.