Love's in the Stars! Cake
Cake serves 40.
Two days in advance: Cut gum paste pieces. Roll out gum paste 1/16 in. thick. Cut 7 stars using large Cut-Out, 12 stars using medium Cut-Out and 10 stars using small Cut-Out. Trace moon pattern using toothpick; cut using knife. Roll out additional gum paste 1/16 in. thick. Cut a 1 x 3/4 in. rectangle bench seat. Let all pieces dry overnight on cornstarch-dusted surface. One day in advance: Cut lollipop stick to 8 1/2 in.; wrap a small amount of gum paste around top 3 1/2 in. and attach to back of moon using gum paste adhesive. Cut 2 sticks to 5 1/2 in.; wrap gum paste around tops; attach to bottom of bench seat with adhesive. Let dry overnight.
Ice 2-layer cakes smooth and prepare for Stacked Construction. Position on Cake Stand. Pipe tip 5 bead bottom borders. Lightly brush stars with Pearl Dust. Attach stars to cake and plate with dots of icing. Insert moon in cake top; insert bench behind it. Position topper.
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