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Santa's Helpers Cake

Look what these busy elves are up to now! Wrapping a Christmas present cake with fondant, tying a festive bow and stamping swirl designs with our Romantic Cake Stamps™ Set. The last fondant elf is personalizing the name card with a FoodWriter™ in edible primary color red.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

At least 5 days in advance: Make fondant elves and gift tag. For gift tag, roll out white fondant and cut out tag using pattern.

Step 2

Let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface. Decorate tag and write message using FoodWriter markers.

Step 3

Prepare 2-layer square cake for rolled fondant and cover cake with 36 oz. of white fondant; smooth with Easy-Glide Smoother.

Step 4

Make fondant ribbon and bow using red from Multi Pack: Cut 7/8 in. wide strips as follows--

Step 5

For ribbon, cut four 8 in. long strips, attach across cake top with damp brush.

Step 6

For bow loops, cut two 7 in. strips and fold in half, pinch ends and attach with damp brush.

Step 7

For bow center, cut one 2 in. long strip, wrap around center of bow.

Step 8

For streamer, cut one 4 1/2 in. strip, notch one end; attach to bow with damp brush. Using swirl Cake Stamp and Brush-On Color, imprint designs randomly on cake.

Step 9

Remove skewers from elves. Position marker in large elf's hands and stamp in small elf's hands. Position elves and tag.