For the Good Earth's Sake Cake
Royal Icing (optional)
Cake serves 44.
Cut 8 cookies (4 each, boys & girls) out of cookie dough.
For brown cookies, add chocolate per recipe or blend brown icing color into dough. Bake and cool.
Using stiffened buttercream or royal icing, outline smiles and outfits with tip 1. Pipe in outfits with tip 3 or 4 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch) or fill in with tip 14 stars.
Add hair, cap or turban with tips 1 or 3. Outline shoes with tip 3 strings. Baseball cap brim is tip 101 ribbon stripe. Also, use tip 101 for ruffles.
For Hawaiian lei, pipe tip 13 star flowers with tip 1 dot centers. Make dot eyes, buttons, tiny flower print, bows with streamers and all other small details with tip 1.
Attach lollipop sticks to backs of cookies with icing.
Make 20 drop flowers with tip 224 drop flowers with tip 3 dot centers.
For globe: Prepare ball cake per instructions included with your pan. Ice cake blue. With toothpick, mark globe. Outline continents with tip 3. Cover with tip 14 stars.
Ice 2-layer round smooth-top yellow, sides green. Cut and position 3 dowel rods where ball cake will go.
Position globe cake atop round. Push a sharpened dowel rod down through both cakes. Pipe "snow" on top of ball with tip 4, then swirl with a spatula.
With toothpick, mark top 2 inches from edge. Cover area with tip 233 pull-out grass. Write tip 3 message on side.
Edge base with tip 233 pull-out grass border. Add flowers and push cookies into cake top.
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