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Patchwork Happy Birthday Cake


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!
Makes: Cake serves 27.

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Step 1

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 board.

Step 2

Bake and cool 1-layer cake. Ice cake smooth in white.

Step 3

Tint 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. .

Step 4

For 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.

Step 5

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.

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Teal Icing Color

Teal Icing Color

Sky Blue Icing Color

Sky Blue Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

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

Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color ((add a little Red-Red to white fondant for pink shown))

Orange Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Gum-Tex?

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White Pearl Dust?

White Pearl Dust?

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11 x 15 x 2 in. Sheet Pan

11 x 15 x 2 in. Sheet Pan

Cooling Grid

Cooling Grid

Cake Boards

Cake Boards

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Spatula

Spatula

13 in. x 17 in. plywood or foamcore board

13 in. x 17 in. plywood or foamcore board ((1/2 in. thick))

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