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World's Best Grandma Cake

Cute kid toppers made from fondant are a colorful way to celebrate that number 1 Grandma. Wilton crayon candles add to the adorability of this fun design!


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Step 1

In advance: Make kid toppers. Combine 2 1/2 oz. fondant with 1/8 teaspoon Gum-Tex and tint copper for skin tone shown. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Using boy cutter, cut three kids. Using knife, cut four triangular easels for backs of kids at base of cake, 1 3/4 in. high x 7/8 in. wide.

Step 2

Attach two easels to back of each kid at base of cake and a lollipop stick to back of cake top kid with melted candy. Chill until firm.

Step 3

Using tip 3 and royal icing, pipe red or yellow outline hair and pipe in blue, green and red. Pat clothes smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Attach crayon candle to each gingerbread boy figure with royal icing. Using FoodWriter, draw on eyes, noses and mouths. Let dry.

Step 4

Bake and cool cake. Place on foil-wrapped board. Fill according to package instructions. Ice cake smooth with white buttercream.

Step 5

Print tip 2 message in yellow, blue, red and green. Outline red hearts and fill in with zigzags. Using tip 7, pipe red ball border around cake. Insert cake top kid and position cake base kids.