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Strike Up The Band! Cake

Bang the drum brightly! Turn a Friendly Lion Pan cake into a musically inclined clown using cookie additions and plenty of perky piped-icing details.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

In advance, make cookie drum and pattern pieces. Roll out cookie dough and use Round Comfort Grip Cutter to cut drum and pattern pieces to cut hat, 2 feet and 2 arms.

Step 2

Bake and cool cookies. Attach 2 lollipop sticks to the backs of each foot, 1 to back of round drum and 2 to the backs of each arm. Let set.

Step 3

Bake and cool cake. Ice sides and background areas of cake smooth. Insert arms, feet and hat cookies into cake.

Step 4

Outline head, body, shoes, hat and collar with tip 3. Pipe tip 10 whites of eyes, tip 4 pupils, tip 12 nose and cheeks. Outline and pipe in mouth with tip 3.

Step 5

Cover hat, shoes, feet, face, collar and outfit with tip 16 stars. Pipe tip 16 zigzag trim on outfit. Pipe tip 16 rosette buttons on jacket.

Step 6

Pipe tip 4 dots on collar. Pipe tip 13 pull out pompoms on shoes. Pipe tip 16 rosette curly hair.

Step 7

Use craft knife to cut holes in bottoms of gumballs; insert lollipop sticks into gumballs. Attach sticks to hands with melted candy.

Step 8

Over pipe hands and fingers with tip 7 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Ice drum cookie smooth; pipe tip 4 outline trim and number on drum.

Step 9

Position drum cookie on cake. Pipe tip 10 drum strap. Pipe tip 21 star bottom border.

**Note: Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for yellow shown. Combine Violet and Rose for violet shown.