Celebrate all the things that make birthdays so much fun with this Patchwork Happy Birthday Cake. Topped with colorful stars, candles, treats and more, this is one cake design that is perfect for any birthday celebration. Personalize this cake with your own birthday message and have fun tinting and shaping fondant to create these cute birthday cake icons. A tasty treat no matter what your age, this Patchwork Happy Birthday Cake is bound to make any celebration happier and brighter!
2 days in advance: Prepare base board and card. Tint 40 oz.
fondant teal. Roll out 1/8 in. thick.
Prepare and cover base board. Add 1 teaspoon Gum-Tex to remaining teal fondant. Roll
out 1/8 in. thick.
Cut a 5 1/2 in. square. Roll out a small amount of
white 1/8 in. thick. Cut a 4 1/2 in. square. Let both dry on cornstarch-dusted
Bake and cool 1-layer cake. Ice cake smooth in white.
fondant: 12 oz. yellow; 6 oz. violet; 4 oz. sky blue; 3 oz. each dark
green, lime green, red, orange; 2 oz. pink. Roll out 1/8 in. thick as
needed. Use pattern to cut various squares and rectangles in
assorted colors. Position on cake top, trimming as needed. .
horizontal stripes, use Party Designs mold to make loop border
in violet; cut strips to 3 3/4 in. and attach 1/2 in. to 5/8 in. apart. For
ribbon on presents, cut red strips 1/4 in. x 2 3/8 in.
Use fondant and mold to make pinwheels, various size stars,
small bows, party hats, candles with flames and cupcakes in
various colors. Attach using damp brush. For pinwheel sticks,
cut two 1/8 in. x 2 1/4 in. long blue strips; attach. Mold yellow
loop border strips and attach around base of cake, trimming as
needed. Paint party shapes and border with Pearl Dust/lemon
extract mixture. Attach prepared white message square
to teal square with damp brush. Print message with edible
marker. Position on cake.