Ups and Downs! Cake
Cake serves 22.
In advance, using stiff royal icing, figure pipe children. For each figure, on waxed paper, pipe back first, then front. With tip 12, pipe a circle for lower torso; using heavy pressure, pull out legs. Smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Pipe a tip 12 circle for upper body, overlapping pants, then pull out arms using heavy pressure. Pipe tip 2 pull-out hair. Let dry completely. Attach lollipop stick to legs of center jumping girl figure. Turn figures over and pipe-in front with tip 12, overpiping stick on center jumping girl. Let dry. Pipe tip 2 ball hands, dot fingers, and shoes and additional pull-out hair. Add tip 2 dot and string facial features.
Ice 2-layer cake smooth. Tint chocolate fondant with black icing color. Roll out 1/4 in. thick and cut an 8 in. diameter circle. Scoop a shallow hole in center of cake and position fondant circle on top. Pipe tip 12 outline top border. Pipe tip 2 c-motion springs from fondant circle to border. Pipe tip 12 outline trampoline legs; cover bottom 1/2 in. of legs with black fondant. Cover cake board with tip 233 pull-out grass. Attach figures around cake with dots of icing. Insert girl figure on lollipop stick in cake center.
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