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It's Fun Being #1! Cake


Step 1

Several days in advance: Make clown heads. Tint portion of melted candy using orange candy color. Mold heads in candy melting plate; refrigerate until firm then unmold. Attach lollipop sticks to backs with melted candy.

Step 2

Also: Mold candy plaque in #1 cake pan using 2 pks. melted white candy. Attach confetti to border using melted candy dots.

Step 3

And: Pipe royal icing clowns . Let dry for 2 days. Later: Set plaque face down on board cushioned with bubble wrap. Use melted candy to attach 2 plastic dowel rods to candy plaque, 1?in. from narrow side edges with 2 in. exposed at the bottom. Reinforce back of clowns with tip 6 and royal icing. Let set several hours.

Step 4

Bake and cool 1-layer cakes using 2 largest ovals from set. Ice smooth and prepare for Stacked Construction. Beginning in back, mark cake edge for garlands 3?in. apart on top cake, 3 3/4 in. apart on bottom cake. Pipe tip 3 double drop strings, 3/4 and 1 in. deep, between marks. Pipe tip 12 balls for balloons (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 8 bead bottom borders. Pipe name with tip 6. Lightly mark where plaque dowel rods will go into cake. Sharpen 2 wooden dowel rods and push through both cakes at marks. Position plaque by sliding plastic dowel rods over wooden rods and through top cake.

*Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown.