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Love's in the Stars! Cake


Show that the new couple is over the moon for each other! Add romance to an evening wedding reception with this star-covered cake.
Makes: Cake serves 40.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

Two days in advance: Cut gum paste pieces. Roll out gum paste 1/16 in. thick. Cut 7 stars using large Cut-Out, 12 stars using medium Cut-Out and 10 stars using small Cut-Out. Trace moon pattern using toothpick; cut using knife. Roll out additional gum paste 1/16 in. thick. Cut a 1 x 3/4 in. rectangle bench seat. Let all pieces dry overnight on cornstarch-dusted surface. One day in advance: Cut lollipop stick to 8 1/2 in.; wrap a small amount of gum paste around top 3 1/2 in. and attach to back of moon using gum paste adhesive. Cut 2 sticks to 5 1/2 in.; wrap gum paste around tops; attach to bottom of bench seat with adhesive. Let dry overnight.

Step 2

Ice 2-layer cakes smooth and prepare for Stacked Construction. Position on Cake Stand. Pipe tip 5 bead bottom borders. Lightly brush stars with Pearl Dust. Attach stars to cake and plate with dots of icing. Insert moon in cake top; insert bench behind it. Position topper.

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Gold Pearl Dust?

Meringue Powder

Meringue Powder

cornstarch

cornstarch

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6 x 2 in. Round Pan

6 x 2 in. Round Pan

10 x 2 in. Round Pan

10 x 2 in. Round Pan

11 3/4 in. Lollipop Sticks

11 3/4 in. Lollipop Sticks

Cake Boards

Cake Boards

Toothpick

Toothpick

Knife

Knife

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

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