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Knife of the Party Cupcake Display


Makes: Each Serves 1

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Step 1

2 days in advance: Make 12 right arms and 12 left arms.

For hand, roll a 5/8 in. ball of fondant. Flatten top half; wrap bottom half around tip of pretzel stick. Taper and smooth around stick with fingers; rounded top should extend 1 in. from tip of stick. Use scissors to cut 5/9 in. slits for fingers. Smooth fingertips with fingers. For arm portion, roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut a 1/4 in. square.

Brush square with piping gel; wrap around pretzel stick or a 3 in. lollipop stick for topper left arm. Smooth seams with fingers. Wrap fingers around knife icing decorations. Let dry.

Remove icing decorations. In candy melting plate, combine White-White with Black icing color and lemon extract to make light gray. Brush on arms. Let dry overnight.

Step 2

Also: Decorate 24 skulls. Use light gray mixture from arms to paint skull icing decorations; let dry at least 4 hours. Add a little more black icing color to mixture for dark gray. Paint inside eyes and nose; let dry. Mix brown, purple, spruce green and goldenrod Color Dust in melting plate cavity; brush on skulls for detail. Paint teeth with white-white icing color; let dry. Roll 1/8 in. fondant balls for eyes; attach to skulls with piping gel. Paint pupils with dark gray mixture.

Step 3

And: Make banner. Knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 2 oz. fondant; tint orange. Roll out 1/4 in. thick. Use pattern and knife to cut banner. Pipe tip 5 message using royal icing. Let dry 48 hours on cornstarch-dusted board. Attach banner to two lollipop sticks with royal icing, leaving 3 in. extending at bottom. Attach skull to lollipop stick with royal icing; let set.

Step 4

Bake and cool 22 cupcakes; ice fluffy, pulling up tip of spatula for grass effect. Attach skulls to pretzel sticks and knives to hands with royal icing. Let dry. Brush banner lollipop sticks with light gray mixture. Insert arm and skull into each cupcake.

Step 5

For topper, wrap craft foam circle with foil; attach ribbon to side with double stick tape. Ice top to match cupcake tops. Use a clean lollipop stick to make holes for banner, head and arms. Insert banner, skull and arms on sticks in topper; secure with royal icing. Position topper and cupcakes on stand.

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Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color ((Combine Leaf Green and Lemon Yellow for green shown))

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color ((Combine Orange and Red-Red for orange shown))

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8 ounces Gum-Tex

Chocolate Brown Color Dust

Chocolate Brown Color Dust

Purple Color Dust

Purple Color Dust

Spruce Green Color Dust

Spruce Green Color Dust

Goldenrod Color Dust

Goldenrod Color Dust

thin pretzel stick

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