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Inspirational Birthday Cake

Colorful candles, balloons and streamers inspire your best birthday bash ever! Make the dazzling decorations with ease using edible, flexible Sugar Sheets! in a rainbow of colors.


Difficulty: Easy


Step 1

Bake and cool 2-layer cake. Position on foil-wrapped board and ice smooth in buttercream icing.

Step 2

Use Slide-N-Cut Edge Cutter and Sugar Sheets! colors to cut ten rectangles for candles, 1 x 2 3/4 in. high.

Step 3

Use Rotary Cutter and a contrasting color to cut five diagonal strips, 1/4 in. wide; trim to fit and attach to candles with piping gel.

Step 4

Use knife and Black Sugar Sheets! to cut 1/8 x 1/4 in. wicks. Attach to back of candle with Piping Gel. Position on cake side, 1 1/2 in. apart.

Step 5

Use punch with 3-star Cutting Insert from set and Bright Yellow Sugar Sheets! to cut stars for flames; with knife trim off left and right stars. Attach center star with piping gel.

Step 6

Use punch with large Layered Circles insert and Sugar Sheets! colors to cut six balloons for cake top.

Step 7

Use Rotary Cutter and Sugar Sheets! colors to cut 1/8 in. wide balloon strings from 3 in. to 5 in. long. Attach to balloons with piping gel.

Step 8

Use knife and Sugar Sheets! colors to cut a 3/8 x 1/4 in. high triangle knot for each balloon. Attach to string with piping gel.

Step 9

Position balloons on cake top.

Step 10

Use knife and Sugar Sheets! colors to cut 8-10 strips, 1/4 x 2 in. long, for streamers. Wrap around wooden dowel rod for 2 minutes. Slide off and attach around cake with piping gel.