The Greatest Ring Master on Earth Cake
Cake serves 27.
Using Roll Out Cookie dough and patterns cut out Top Hat, Hat Brim, 2 hands (reverse one) and 2 shoes (reverse one). Bake all and cool. Attach hands to lollipop sticks with melted candy. Place hands on cooling grid over drip pan and cover with white cookie icing. Let set.
Bake and cool 1 layer oval and bear cake. Trim ears and muzzle off bear cake. Cut oval in half lengthwise and stand on cut ends. Ice smooth. On edge of ovals, mark triangles 4 1/2 in. wide beginning at the middle. The triangles on the ends will only measure half (2 1/4 in.). Cover triangles with tip 16 stars.
Arrange cakes as shown.
Decorate Ring Master: Ice one side of hat brim smooth; set aside. Using a toothpick, mark jacket, shirt, cummerbund and collar. Ice shirt smooth. Using tip 5, pipe cummerbund, pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Using tip 3, outline collar and jacket. Fill in jacket, collar, cuffs and pants with tip 16 stars. Using tip 5, pipe string moustache, dot eyes, hair, string mouth and ears. Using tip 3, build up nose. Cover face with tip 16 stars; overpipe moustache, mouth and eyes. Position hat brim. Cover top half of brim with tip 16 stars. Outline top hat and fill in with tip 16 stars. Position shoes and cover with tip 16 stars. Using tip 3, pipe bow tie and dot buttons over outline of collar; overpipe. Insert hands into cake.
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