Santa's Helpers Cake
Look what these busy elves are up to now! Wrapping a Christmas present cake with fondant, tying a festive bow and stamping swirl designs with our Romantic Cake Stamps? Set. The last fondant elf is personalizing the name card with a FoodWriter? in edible primary color red.
Cake serves 20.
At least 5 days in advance: Make fondant elves and gift tag. For gift tag, roll out white fondant and cut out tag using pattern.
Let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface. Decorate tag and write message using FoodWriter markers.
Prepare 2-layer square cake for rolled fondant and
cover cake with 36 oz. of white fondant; smooth with Easy-Glide Smoother.
Make fondant ribbon and bow using red from Multi Pack: Cut 7/8 in. wide strips as follows--
For ribbon, cut four 8 in. long strips, attach across cake top with damp brush.
For bow loops, cut two 7 in. strips and fold in half, pinch ends and attach with damp brush.
For bow center, cut one 2 in. long strip, wrap around center of bow.
For streamer, cut one 4 1/2 in. strip, notch one end; attach to bow with damp brush. Using swirl Cake Stamp and Brush-On Color, imprint designs randomly on cake.
Remove skewers from elves. Position marker in large elf's hands and stamp in small elf's hands. Position elves and tag.
Working with fondant is much like shaping figures out of clay. These impish Elves, supported by lollipop sticks and wooden skewers hidden inside, bring seasonal flavor to your table.