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Silly Scientist Cake


Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

Prepare Icing
We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.

Make 4 1/4 cups buttercream icing:
Tint 2 1/4 cups yellow (thin 1 3/4 cups with 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup)
Tint 1/4 cup black
Tint 1/4 cup No-Taste Red/Christmas Red combination
Tint 1/4 cup copper
Tint 1/4 cup orange
Tint 1/4 cup green
Tint 1/4 cup violet
Reserve 1/2 cup white

Step 2

Decorate in Order

Ice sides and background areas smooth with thinned yellow icing.

Step 3

Use tip 3 and white icing to outline lab coat, and shirt. Use tip 3 and white icing to pipe in and shirt and tip 7 to pipe-in whites of eyes (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 4

Use tip 3 and copper icing to outline face and hands.

Step 5

Use tip 3 and red icing to outline pants.

Step 6

Use tip 3 and black icing to outline shoes, glasses, mouth and outline and pipe-in tie (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 3 black dot pupils.

Step 7

Use tip 16 and copper icing to cover face and hands with stars.

Step 8

Use tip 16 and red icing to cover pants with stars.

Step 9

Use 16 and black icing to cover shoes with stars.

Step 10

Use tip 16 and violet icing to pipe pull-out hair and moustache.

Step 11

Use tip 7 and green and orange icing to pipe-in test tubes and bubbles.

Step 12

Use tip 7 and green icing to print message and add bubbles. >

Step 13

Use tip 7 and yellow icing to pipe ball bottom border.

Step 14

Baking Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F or temperature per recipe directions. Your cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of pan using a pastry brush and solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil). Spread the shortening so that all indentations are covered. Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons flour inside pan and shake so that flour covers all greased surfaces.

Turn pan upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking. (You can use vegetable oil pan spray or vegetable oil pan spray with flour, in place of solid shortening and flour or use Wilton Cake Release, for perfect, crumb-free cakes!).

Bake cake on middle rack of 350°F oven for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.

Make one 2-layer cake mix according to package or recipe directions. Pour the cake batter into pan, and if necessary, spread the batter around with a spatula to fill all areas of the pan evenly. Be careful not to touch sides or bottom of pan.

Remove cake from oven and cool on cake rack for 10 minutes. While the cake is still in the pan, carefully slice off the raised center portion of the cake. This allows the cake to sit more level and helps prevent cracking.

To remove cake from pan, place cooling rack against cake and turn both cake rack and pan over. Lift pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake.

To transfer cake to serving board, hold a cake board against cake and turn both cake and rack over. Lift off rack. Hold another board against bottom of cake and turn cake over. Be sure to hold cake, rack and board close together while turning to prevent cake from cracking.

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Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Red (no-taste) Icing Color

Red (no-taste) Icing Color

Christmas Red Icing Color

Christmas Red Icing Color

Copper Icing Color (light skin tone)

Copper Icing Color (light skin tone)

Orange Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

light corn syrup

light corn syrup

cornstarch

cornstarch

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