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Opening A New Door Cake

This schoolhouse is rocking! Build it with five stacked cakes and a cookie pop message that shouts the excitement from the rooftop.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

In advance, make cookie message and doors: Roll out dough and cut two 4 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. door cookies. Tint portions of remaining dough red, green, yellow, blue and black; cut letters.

Step 2

Thin a 1 1/2 in. ball of black dough with water to piping consistency; pipe tip 3 outlines on letters. Bake and cool all cookies. Attach letters to sticks with melted candy. Let harden.

Step 3

Prepare four 1-layer 9 x 13 in. cakes for stacked construction, placing a cake board, cut to fit, between upper and lower two cakes. Ice smooth.

Step 4

Ice 1-layer 6 in. cake smooth and position on top. Mark 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. door area and 1 in. square window areas on 9 x 13 in. cakes, 3/4 in. square window areas on 6 in. cake. Pipe in areas with tip 3.

Step 5

Outline all windows and door with tip 55; add tip 57 outline window sills on larger windows. Pipe tip 48 band building frames in corners.

Step 6

Cover door cookies with tip 48 stripes; add tip 3 outline and dot handles. Attach to cake with icing. Pipe tip 44 outline door frame. Pipe tip 5 bead top and bottom borders on cakes.

Step 7

Cut marshmallows in half. Position on cake board for shrubs and cover with tip 14 stars.

Step 8

Insert cookie message, trimming sticks as needed. Tint shredded coconut green; position around building for grass. Position topper.