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This Mitt is a Hit Cake

Done up in shades of blue, this Baseball Mitt Pan cake will fit your guy’s special occasion like a glove. It really impresses when set on a green-coconut topped board and surrounded by candy-wafer baseballs.

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Difficulty: Somewhat Difficult



Instructions:

Step 1

We suggest that you tint all icing at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icing in covered containers until ready to use. Bring to room temperature for decorating.

Step 2

Make 2 3/4 cups buttercream icing
• Tint 1 cup blue
• Tint 3/4 cup light blue (thin with 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup)
• Tint 1/2 cup brown--combine Brown, Christmas Red, Golden Yellow (thin 1/4 cup with 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup
• Tint 1/4 cup red
• Reserve 1/4 cup white (thin with 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup)

Step 3

Decorate in Order:

Step 4

1. Trace pan shape on cake board. Cut board and wrap with Fanci-Foil Wrap. Position cake on board. Ice sides smooth with thinned light blue icing.

Step 5

2. Ice pocket area smooth with thinned brown icing.

Step 6

3. Use tip 3 to outline mitt with blue icing.

Step 7

4. Ice baseball smooth with thinned white icing. Smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 3 to add stitching on baseball in red icing.

Step 8

5. Use tip 12 to pipe dot cording on edge of pocket and outline inside pocket with brown icing.

Step 9

6. Use tip 16 to cover glove with stars with blue icing.

Step 10

7. Use tip 8 and brown icing to outline laces. Pat slightly flat using finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 11

8. Use tip 2 and red icing to pipe stitching on candy wafers. You will need 15-18.

Step 12

9. Tint shredded coconut green.

Step 13

10. Position coconut and candy wafer baseballs at bottom border.