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Streaming a Message Cake

Set a North Woods stage for a fishing fanatic. Decorate a round cake with fondant trees and boat, then pipe fishy friends on the sides. Place our Fisherman Bobbling Topper in the boat and shove-off for the best birthday ever.

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Difficulty: Medium



Instructions:

Step 1

Several days in advance: Make fondant boat and trees. For boat, tint 6 oz. fondant brown; add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex. Roll out 3/8 in. thick and cut 2 strips 1 1/4 x 5 in. using straight-edge wheel of Cutter/Embosser.

Step 2

Score lines 1/4 in. apart using Cutter/Embosser. Shape the strips into an oval, attaching short ends with damp brush; on a cake board, positi on topper inside oval and adjust width as needed.

Step 3

Let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface, supporting with crushed tissue. For 4 trees, tint 6 oz. fondant green; add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex. Roll out 3/8 in. thick and cut with tree cutter from set. Trim off bottom stem and let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface.

Step 4

Ice smooth 2-layer cake. For bottom border, pipe tip 10 ball rocks in various shapes using gray buttercream. For fish, pipe tip 10 oval bodies; add tip 3 bead lips and fins.

Step 5

Pipe tip 2 dot eye. Pipe tip 2 dot message and rising bubbles. Cut dowel rods to 8 in. long; attach trees with melted candy.

Step 6

For motor, make a 1 in. white fondant ball; flatten and shape into an "L". Attach to boat with damp brush. Pipe tip 2 lines on motor.

Step 7

With spatula, ice top back portion of cake in green. Insert trees. Pipe tip 16 pull-out star grass around trees. Position boat and topper.

**Note: Combine Red-Red and Christmas Red for red shown, Golden Yellow and Lemon Yellow for yellow shown and Brown and Red-Red for brown shown.