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Gifts in High Gear Cake

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Instructions:

Step 1

We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icing in covered containers until ready to use. Bring to room temperature for decorating.

Make 4 1/4 cups buttercream icing
• Tint 1/2 cup blue
• Tint 3/4 cup yellow (thin 1/2 cup with 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup)
• Tint 1/2 cup black
• Tint 1/4 cup violet
• Tint 1/4 cup orange
• Tint 1/4 cup gray (thin with 1/4 teaspoon light corn syrup)
• Reserve 1 3/4 cups white (thin 1 cup with 2 teaspoons light corn syrup)

Step 2

Make 2 3/4 cups royal icing
• Tint 1/3 cup green
• Tint 1/3 cup red
• Tint 1/3 cup blue
• Tint 1/4 cup violet
• Tint 1/4 cup brown
• Tint 1/4 cup copper
• Tint 1/4 cup yellow
• Tint 1/4 cup black
• Reserve 1/2 cup white

Step 3

Decorate in Order:

In advance: Make cookies. Prepare Roll-Out Cookie recipe; roll out. Cut packages using medium and large Square Cut-Outs. Cut head using smallest Round Cut-Out. Using knife, cut a 1 3/4 x 1 in. triangle for hat. Bake and cool.

Step 4

Decorate cookies on waxed paper. Using tip 3, outline packages with royal icing in red, blue, orange and green, hat in violet and face in copper; let set.

Step 5

Thin each color of royal icing using 1 teaspoon water per cup of icing. Using thinned icings in cut decorating bags, pipe in presents in red, blue, orange and green, hat in violet and face in copper. Let set.

Step 6

Use tip 5 and full-strength white royal icing to pipe outline ribbon and bow on each package. Let set.

Step 7

Use tip 2 and full-strength royal icing to pipe pull-out hair in brown and pompom in yellow. Let set.

Step 8

Use tip 2 and full-strength royal icing to pipe dot eyes and outline mouth in black. Let set.

Step 9

Trace pan shape on cake board. Cut board and wrap with Fanci-Foil Wrap. Position cake on board.

Step 10

Ice sides and background areas smooth with thinned white buttercream icing. Ice window area smooth with thinned gray icing.

Step 11

Use tip 3 and blue icing to outline cab.

Step 12

Use tip 3 and yellow icing to outline trailer.

Step 13

Use tip 18 and blue icing to cover cab with stars.

Step 14

Use tip 18 and yellow icing to cover trailer with stars.

Step 15

Use tip 5 and black icing to pipe in tire treads (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch)

Step 16

Use tip 18 and black icing to pipe swirl tires.

Step 17

Use tip 5 and blue and yellow icings to pipe outline wheel wells, trailer rim, bumpers and running board (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 18

Use tip 5 and yellow icing to pipe in headlight. Use tip 3 and orange icing to pipe in front grille.

Step 19

Use tip 3 and violet icing to pipe zigzag garland from trailer rim.

Step 20

Use tip 5 and green icing to pipe dots on garland points.

Step 21

Use tip 5 and black icing to pipe dot axles.

Step 22

Use tip 21 and white icing to pipe shell bottom border.

Step 23

Position confetti from Flowerful Medley Sprinkles Assortment on cake sides. Position cookie head and packages.