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Rocking the Block! Cake


Decorated with 3-D babies that look ready to rock and roll, all of the cool kids will be checking this cake out! The leather-look blocks are decorated with colorful fondant which gains a stitched texture from our Fabric Fondant and Gum Paste Mold.
Makes: Cake Serves 48

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Step 1

In advance: Make babies. 1st, tint fondant: 27 oz. blue, 26 oz. green, 29 oz. yellow, 27 oz. violet, 21 oz. copper, 2 oz. black, 1 oz. light brown, 1 oz. dark brown. Roll out 1/8 in. thick unless otherwise specified. Attach fondant pieces using Thinned Fondant Adhesive. Reserve all excess tinted fondant to decorate cakes.

Step 2

For all babies: Tape top hole of globes closed. Cover heads with 6 in. diameter copper circle; smooth with hands and trim away excess. Shape two 1 3/4 x 1 in. oval feet. Roll tiny ball toes and attach. Shape two 1/2 in. flattened ball hands; cut slits for fingers. Later, roll and shape tiny ball noses, semi-circle ears and thin log mouth. Cut 1 1/2 x 3/4 in. wide sunglasses in assorted styles.

Step 3

For top boy: Cover body globe with 4 1/2 in. diameter copper circle; smooth and trim. Cut a 1 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. white strip; attach for diaper. Attach head to body. Cut pillar to 4 in. and insert through both globes. Roll 3 x 1/2 in. log arms (omit hands). Fold into position and attach. Cut a 3 in. diameter circle for hat. Use knife to score lines. Add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to remaining blue fondant and roll out 1/8 in. thick. Shape and attach remaining details.

Step 4

For blond girl: Cover body globe with 4 in. diameter rose circle; smooth and trim. Attach head to body; cut pillar to 4 in. and insert. Shape 1 in. long pacifier and thin string of fondant to hang it on; attach. Roll 1 x 1 in. log sleeves. Attach hands to sleeves and sleeves to body. Cut a 4 in. diameter yellow circle for hair; attach loosely. Use knife to trim edges for hair-do; remove excess fondant and secure hair. Roll 2 in. log for ponytail; use knife to indent lines. Attach. Roll thin log for ribbon; wrap around ponytail. Shape and attach remaining details.

Step 5

For brown-haired girl: Cover body globe with 6 in. diameter yellow circle; smooth and trim. Cut a 1 x 7 1/2 in. violet strip; attach for pants. Cut 3/8 in. wide strips for straps; attach. Attach head to body; cut pillar to 4 in. and insert. Roll 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. log sleeves. Attach hands to sleeves and sleeves to body. Cut a 4 1/2 in. diameter light brown circle for hair; attach loosely. Use knife to trim edges for hair-do; remove excess fondant and secure hair. Shape two triangles and thin strip for hair bow; attach. Shape and attach remaining details.

Step 6

For bottom boy: Cover body globe with 6 in. diameter white circle; smooth and trim. Cut a 1 x 7 1/2 in. green strip; attach for pants. Cut 1/4 in. wide strips for straps; attach. Attach head to body; cut pillar to 4 in. and insert. Roll 2 1/4 x 1/2 in. logs; thin one end for arm and cut slits for fingers. Shape 1 x 2 in. wide white strips for sleeves. Wrap around top of arms. Attach arms to body. Cut 1/2 in. long logs for hair; attach. Shape and attach remaining details.

Step 7

Also in advance: Prepare board and cover with 48 oz. white rolled fondant. And: Prepare card. Print message on cardstock. Tape Lollipop Stick to back.

Step 8

Bake and cool 3-layer cakes (make four 6 in. squares, 6 in. high; one cake will be positioned in back to support the top cake). Ice smooth. Prepare cakes for Stacked Construction .

Step 9

Using reserved tinted fondant, press into Fabric Mold to make 6 in. long ribbons. Cut ends at a 45° angle for mitered corners. Attach four to each block side using damp brush. Roll out colors 1/8 in. thick as needed. Use cutters from set to cut four assorted letters for each block (use colors other than border colors); attach.

Step 10

At party: Position three cakes on base board and stack one cake. Position babies. Insert card into top cake.

* Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown.
* Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown.
* Combine Brown with Red-Red for light brown shown.

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Royal Blue Icing Color

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Leaf Green Icing Color

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Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

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Copper Icing Color (light skin tone)

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