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Mask of Midnight Mardi Gras Cake


Beneath this dazzling mask is a cake baked in the Wilton Dinosaur Pan! It?s a riot of bold colors and favorite buttercream techniques including leaves and outline feathers
Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

Make cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cake. Place cake on foil-wrapped cake board, cut to fit.

Step 2

Ice cake. Prepare chocolate buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint black. Use spatula and black icing to ice cake sides and background areas smooth.

Step 3

Decorate mask and hat. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint portions violet, rose, yellow and green. Use pattern and toothpick to mark mask on dinosaur head. Use toothpick to mark hat area on dinosaur tail, 3 1/4 in. wide at widest point.

Use tip 4 and yellow icing to outline mask with eye openings and to pipe an outline down center of hat. Use tip 4 and green icing to outline hat. Use tip 16 and yellow icing to fill in mask with stars. Use tip 16 and green icing to fill in hat with stars. Use tip 12 and yellow icing to pipe ball pompom. Pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 4

Decorate feathers and loops. Use tip 4 and rose icing to pipe a center line from top of mask to 1 in. from back of heel area, then curving toward feet. Use tip 4 and rose icing to pipe two curving branch lines, 2 in. and 4 in. from top of mask. Use tip 4 and rose icing to pipe random lines in various directions to create feather look.

Use tip 4 and rose icing to pipe three loose spiral accents on hat.

Step 5

Decorate leaves. Use tip 366 and violet icing to pipe two rows of leaves on top edge of mask, staggering top leaves between bottom leaves.

Step 6

Complete mask. Use tip 7 and green icing to pipe curved line above eyes. Use tip 7 and green icing to pipe dots at ends of curving line, above curving line and below eyes, 1/4 in. apart. Use tip 4 and violet icing to pipe dots around edge of mask, 1/2 in. apart.

Step 7

Complete cake. Use tip 4 and black icing to pipe bead bottom border.

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Favorite cake recipe or mix

Favorite cake recipe or mix

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color ((Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown))

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color ((Combine Golden Yellow with Lemon Yellow for yellow shown))

Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

cornstarch

cornstarch

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Dinosaur Pan

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Tip: 4

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Knife

Knife

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

food-safe scissors

food-safe scissors

Tape

Tape

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

Coupler

Coupler

Toothpick

Toothpick

A variety of leaves will help give your cakes a more realistic garden feel. Add piping gel to your icing to help keep your leaves from breaking.

The ball shape makes bold borders and is the first step to learn for figure piping. Vary the basic look by adding stars, dots or spirals on the ball shapes.

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.

Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.

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