Hobgoblin Hug! Cake
Lemon Yellow Icing Color (combine leaf green with lemon yelllow for green shown)
Rose Icing Color (combine violet with rose for violet shown)
Cake serves 12.
Bake and cool cake using firm-textured batter such as pound cake. Trim off arms and face; ice cut areas lightly to contain crumbs.
Pipe tip 2A ball eyes; flatten and smooth with fingertip dipped in cornstarch. Using tip 5, pipe dot pupils; pipe in mouth and teeth, pat smooth.
Tint fondant: 2 oz. blue, 3 oz. light purple, 4 oz. each yellow, dark purple, green.
For nose, roll 1 in. ball; attach. For soles of feet, roll out yellow and a small amount of dark purple 1/8 in. thick. Cut 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. yellow ovals; attach with icing. Cut about 14 dots using narrow end of tip 2A; attach using damp brush.
Roll 6 cone-shaped toenails 1 in. long; attach with icing. For 3 1/2 in. long tapered horns, roll flattened disks in alternating colors, beginning with a 1 1/2 in. diameter circle, 1/2 in. thick, and ending with a 3/4 in. high tip.
Mark a 4 in. diameter circle on belly with 3/4 in. wide stripes. Cover with tip 16 stars. Cover body with tip 16 pull-out star fur.
For arms, cover dowel rod with 1 x 1 1/2 in. fondant strip, leaving 3 in. and 1/2 in. of rod exposed on either side of fondant.
For hands, begin with a rounded triangle 2 in. high, 1/2 in. thick. Cut slits 1 in. deep and separate fingers. Push onto exposed 1/2 in. of arm. Roll and attach 5/8 in. long cone nails using damp brush. Insert arms into cake.
Roll 1/4 in. diameter log for number; shape and attach.
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