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First Birthday Formal Wear Cake


Step 1

Ice sides and 1/4 of top of 2-layer cake smooth with white icing; let top set.

Step 2

Trace Oval Picture Pattern onto waxed paper, cut out, position at iced end of cake top as shown. Ice cake top in pink. Carefully remove pattern, let icing set.

Step 3

Mark Bib Scallops Pattern on cake top using toothpick; mark message using Letter Press Set. Outline message using tip 55 dots; overpipe with tip 2 dots.

Step 4

Edge top of cake with tip 4 bead border. Pipe tip 124 ribbon swag along scallop markings in pink; then pipe tip 104 ribbon swag in yellow. Edge ribbon swags with tip 2 scallops and tip 3 bead border.

Step 5

Pipe tip 104 ruffle and bow around Oval Picture. Trim ribbon edges with tip 3 beads.

Step 6

For side of cake, at every 2 in. around, mark 1 1/2 in. and 2 in. up from base. Edge base with tip 10 bead border. Pipe tip 125 pink ribbon swags around cake side. Overlap tip 124 yellow ribbon swag. Edge ribbon swag with tip 3 beads and tip 2 scallop trim. Pipe tip 2 dot Queen Anne's Lace at swag centers.

Step 7

Cut picture to size following Oval Picture Pattern; cover with plastic wrap if desired. Position on cake top, trim with tip 2 dots. Pipe tip 2 triple dots on cake top.