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Mane Attraction Cake

Crowds will roar when spotting this king-of-the-jungle confection. Create the lion’s head using stacked Dancing Daisy Pan and Soccer Ball Pan cakes, a candy-curls mane and a cookie party hat.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

In advance: Make candy curls. Also: Make cookie hat. Prepare dough and roll out. Use pattern to cut out hat. Bake and cool. And: Cut a cake board 2 in. larger than Daisy Pan. Wrap with foil.

Step 2

Bake and cool Daisy cake and Soccer Ball. Use Cake Leveler to trim bottom off Soccer Ball cake to make round face 2 1/2 in. deep. Stack cakes on prepared board. Ice smooth face and ear areas with yellow; ice remainder of cake orange. Use tip 12 to outline ears and build up nose (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Using tip 5, outline and fill in nose section; pipe dot eyes and outline mouth. Position candy curls. Ice cookie hat smooth; position on cake. Use tip 4 to pipe age; add pull-out dot fringe on brim and tip.

*Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown. Combine Brown with Red-Red for brown shown.