Soaring Spirit! Cake
Give this red, white and blue cake room to shine on your serving table. Top a two-layer cake with fondant fireworks raised high with Lollipop Sticks.
Cake serves 40.
Two days in advance, make fondant stars and letters for "fireworks". Tint 48 oz. blue, 18 oz. red, leave remainder white.
Roll out fondant and use Cut-Outs to make the following stars: 3 large and 4 medium in blue, 3 medium and 4 small in white.
Attach white stars to blue with damp brush. Cut red letters and attach with damp brush. Let dry 48 hours, reserving remaining fondant for cakes.
Thin a small amount of white fondant with a little water; attach stars to lollipop sticks.
Cut out medium stars in white; attach randomly to cake with damp brush. To make top drape, cut out a 16 x 7 in. piece of white fondant.
Roll out red fondant and cut 16 x 3/4 in. strips; attach to white piece with damp brush, spacing evenly. Lightly roll fondant to attach strips.
Position drape, starting in center of 6 in. cake and sweeping down and around to bottom. Gather into folds and pinch together at end.
For bottom drape, cut an 18 x 7 in. piece of white fondant and 18 x 3/4 in. strips in red. Repeat as for top drape and position. Insert star "fireworks".