Thinking Cap Cake
- Easy-Add Red-Red Icing Color Add to shopping list Red-Red Icing Color
- Easy-Add Ivory Icing Color Add to shopping list Ivory Icing Color
- Easy-Add Black Icing Color Add to shopping list Black Icing Color
- Easy-Add Golden Yellow Icing Color Add to shopping list Golden Yellow Icing Color
- Easy-Add Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant Add to shopping list Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant
- Easy-Add Ruby Red Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Ruby Red Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Yellow Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Yellow Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Leaf Green Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Leaf Green Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Red Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list Red Candy Melts® Candy
- Easy-Add Piping Gel Add to shopping list Piping Gel
- lemon extract
Cake serves 63.
- Easy-Add 14 x 2 in. Square Add to shopping list 14 x 2 in. Square
- Easy-Add Topping Off Success Pan Add to shopping list Topping Off Success Pan
- Easy-Add Tip: 2 Add to shopping list Tip: 2
- Easy-Add Tip: 8 Add to shopping list Tip: 8
- Easy-Add Brush Set Add to shopping list Brush Set
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- Easy-Add Graceful Vines Fondant Imprint Mat Add to shopping list Graceful Vines Fondant Imprint Mat
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- Easy-Add Alphabet Candy Mold Add to shopping list Alphabet Candy Mold
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- 1/2 in. thick foamcore board (16 x 16 inches)
- Fine tip artist brush
In advance: Make base board. Tint 48 oz. fondant red. Cover foamcore board with fondant. Also: Mold cap candy plaque using 2 1/2 pks. of candy. Position on foil-covered cake board, cut to fit. Mold candy message, filling letter cavities 1/3 full.
Bake and cool 2-layer cake (trim 2 in. layers to 1 1/2 in. for a 3 in. high cake). Ice smooth; position on prepared board. For cake side strips, tint 36 oz. fondant ivory; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Place on Imprint Mat and roll over once to imprint design. Remove from mat and cut into 3 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. strips. Attach strips to cake sides; trim as needed to fit. Mix Pearl Dust with lemon extract; paint over imprinted details on side panels with fine-tip brush.
For cake side strips, tint 36 oz. fondant ivory; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Place on Imprint Mat and roll over once to imprint design. Remove from mat and cut into 3 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. strips. Attach strips to cake sides; trim as needed to fit. Mix Pearl Dust with lemon extract; paint over imprinted details on side panels with fine-tip brush.
Using buttercream icing, pipe tip 8 bead top and bottom borders. Add tip 2 beads at corners; pipe dot flower centers. Position cap and letters.
Tint remaining fondant yellow. Roll 2 ropes, 1/8 x 8 in. long; twist together for cord. Roll a 3/8 in. ball and flatten slightly for button. For tassel, roll out remaining yellow fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut a 3 x 2 in. long rectangle. Use scissors to cut slits, 1/8 in. wide and 1 3/4 in. deep. Roll and pinch end to form tassel. Attach string, button and tassel with melted candy.
*Combine Red-Red with a little Black for red fondant.