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Party on your Planet Cake


Makes: Serves 12.

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Step 1

2 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Prepare base board. Tint 36 oz. white fondant violet/ rose combination (for violet) and 12 oz. red-red/copper combination (for red). Cover 16 in. x 20 in. foamcore board with violet fondant .

To create opening for largest planet, use knife and pattern to cut opening in bottom of violet-covered board and remove. Flip pattern to cut and remove second half. Use 20 in. fondant roller with orange guide rings to roll out red fondant in. thick. Use knife and pattern to cut out planet; flip pattern to cut second half. Use piping gel to inlay planet on board. Reserve remaining red fondant.

Step 2

Make fondant planet trims. Tint portions of fondant as follows: 1 oz. orange, 3 oz. golden yellow/lemon yellow combination (for yellow), 1 oz. leaf green/lemon yellow combination (for green).

Roll out yellow, red, green and orange fondant in. thick. Use star Cut-Outs fondant cutters and yellow fondant to cut two large, two medium and four small stars. Use medium round Cut-Out to cut two orange, one green and eight red circles for planets/craters. Use medium oval Cut-Out to cut two orange, one yellow and one red oval for planet rings. Use piping gel to attach seven red craters to large planet on base board. Place remaining pieces under storage board flap until needed.

Use alphabet cutters from 101 cookie cutters set and yellow fondant to cut desired letters for name. Use piping gel to attach to large planet. Reserve remaining yellow fondant.

For planets with rings, use knife to cut a slit in ovals, 1 in. wide. Insert planet in oval. Use piping gel to secure rings to planets and attach stars and planets to base board.

Step 3

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Bake and cool airplane cake. Cake is one layer, 2 in. high. Place on foil-wrapped cake board, cut to fit.

Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint violet/rose combination (for violet). Use spatula and violet icing to ice cake smooth. Position on prepared base board. Use tip 3 and violet icing to pipe bead bottom border.

Step 4

Make fondant spaceship trims. Tint portions of fondant as follows: 10 oz. sky blue, 1 oz. gray (use black color), 2 oz. black.

Use 9 in. fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out blue, gray, black, green and yellow fondant in. thick. Use knife, patterns and tinted fondant to cut out trims as follows: Cut blue spaceship, cutting center section first, then wings. Position on cake. Use fingers to smooth seams. Cut gray stairs with three stair tread strips, 1/8 in. wide x 1 7/8 in., 2 in. and 2 1/4 in. long. Use brush and piping gel to attach to spaceship. Cut black door; attach against top of stairs. Cut green alien, cutting head first, then body. Attach alien body in doorway. Attach overlapping head. Cut and attach black eyes. Roll tiny black balls for nostrils; attach.

For lights on front wings, roll eight yellow fondant balls, 1/4 in. dia. Shape into teardrops. For lights on tail wings, roll six yellow fondant balls, 1/4 in. dia. Shape into teardrops. Use brush and piping gel to attach to spaceship. For spaceship border, cut strips, 1/4 in. wide, to fit front wings and nose. Attach with piping gel. Reserve remaining fondant.

Step 5

Make antenna. Roll three yellow fondant balls, 1/2 in. dia. Flatten two into disks, 3/4 in. wide. Shape the third ball into a cone, 3/4 in. wide x 3/4 in. high. Roll two blue fondant balls, 1/2 in. dia., and one ball, 3/4 in. dia. Flatten into disks. Use 6 in. lollipop stick to poke a hole in center of each disk and at bottom of cone. Let all pieces dry 1 hour.

Melt white Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Slide largest blue disk onto lollipop stick, 4 1/2 in. from tip. Use melted candy in cut disposable bag to secure. Repeat to attach two yellow disks, remaining blue disk and cone, 1/3 in. apart. Chill until firm, 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 6

DAY OF CELEBRATION

Insert antenna in cake.

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