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Safari Footprint Cake


Makes: Cake Serves 36.

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Step 1

3 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Make fondant leaves.Tint 19 oz. white fondant dark kelly green. Knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 5 oz. green fondant. Use 9 in. fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use leaves Cut-Outs fondant cutters to cut 15 large leaves for trees and nine medium leaves for bushes. Reserve remaining fondant.

Place leaves on medium shaping foam. Use narrow end of veining tool from 10-pc. gum paste/fondant tool set to score center line and veins on leaves. Place leaves on cornstarch-dusted wave flower former, large leaves on large waves and medium leaves on small waves. Let dry 48 hours.

Step 2

Make fondant hunters. Knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 3.5 oz. white fondant. Tint 2 oz. fondant copper (for skin tone shown) and 1.5 oz. light brown. Roll out copper fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use gingerbread boy metal cutter to cut three hunters.

Use 9 in. fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out light brown fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use medium round Cut-Outs fondant cutter to cut three circles for hats. Use knife to cut 1/4 in. off circles. For brim, pinch straight edge to widen to 2 in. and fold 1/4 in. up to create brim. Let all pieces dry 24 hours on cornstarch-dusted board. Reserve remaining fondant.

Step 3

2 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Decorate hunters. Tint a 1 in. fondant ball dark brown and a 3/4 in. ball golden yellow/ lemon yellow combination (for yellow). Roll out dark brown, yellow, white and reserved light brown fondant 1/16 in. thick as needed. Cut details as specified; attach to hunters in order using damp brush.

Use gingerbread boy metal cutter to cut light brown shorts and shirt and dark brown shoes. Attach shorts, then shirt, then shoes. Use narrow end of tip 8 to cut white eyes; attach. For nose, roll a skin tone ball, 1/8 in. dia. and attach. Use medium round Cut-Out to cut circles for dark brown and yellow hair. Cut circles in half. Use knife to cut slits 1/4 in. deep. Cut points on some and straight edges on others. Attach hair, then hats.

Use black fine tip FoodWriter edible color marker to draw pupils, mouths and outline details on clothes. Melt green Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use melted candy to attach a 4 in. lollipop stick to back of each hunter, leaving 2 in. extended at bottom to insert in cake. Chill until firm, 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 4

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Bake and cool 12 in. x 18 in. sheet cake. Cake is one layer, 2 in. high. Position cake on foil-wrapped cake board, cut to fit.

Step 5

Cover cake. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint a small amount Christmas red; reserve remaining white. Tint 80 oz. white fondant light leaf green.

Prepare and cover cake with light green fondant. Position bottom of paw print pan on cake top. Press down to imprint paw print in fondant. Use dry brush and spruce green Color Dust to brush imprint.

Step 6

Make grass border. Roll out reserved dark green fondant 1/8 in. thick. For first layer, cut two strips, 1 1/4 in. wide x 18 in. long and two strips, 1 1/4 in. wide x 12 in. long. Use knife to cut triangle grass blades 7/8 in. deep on edge of strips. Use damp brush to attach for bottom border. For second layer, repeat with two strips, 3/4 in. wide x 18 in. long, and two strips, 3/4 in. wide x 12 in. long. Cut triangles, 1/2 in. deep, on edge of strips. Attach over first layer of grass. Bend points out for natural look.

Step 7

Assemble trees and bushes. Chill leaves in freezer for 10 minutes. Melt green Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Dip end of large leaves into melted candy; attach five leaves to tree one at a time.

For bushes, use melted green candy to attach three leaves together. Position bushes on cake. Use reserved dark kelly green fondant to roll a ball, 5/8 in. dia., to support each bush. Position under leaves.

Step 8

Add message. Use tip 4 and reserved red icing to print message.

Step 9

DAY OF CELEBRATION

Insert trees in cake top.

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Gum-Tex?

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Dark Green Candy Melts® Candy

2 oz. Dark Green Candy Melts® Candy

Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Copper Icing Color

Copper Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

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12 x 18 x 2 in. Sheet Pan

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4 in. Lollipop Sticks

4 in. Lollipop Sticks

13 x 19 in. Cake Boards

13 x 19 in. Cake Boards

Fanci-Foil Wrap

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