This cute stork has a special delivery! Bearing a fun package, this Store-Hopping Stork Cake is a great treat for showers and birthday parties. Made using a combination of cake pans, this baby shower cake is fun for gender-neutral showers and is easy for decorators of every skill level. Add a name to the gift package to add a nice personalized touch.
In advance: Make cookies. Prepare and roll out dough. Use patterns
to cut one of each size present, hair tuft, beak, tail, wing and two each
feet, 7 in. x 3/4 in. legs and 1 in. x 3/4 in. foot supports. Bake and cool
Bake and cool 1-layer paisley and half ball cakes. Position on foilwrapped
base board, allowing 8 in. below body for legs. Cover cakes
with tip 17 stars. Pipe tip 12 dot eye and tip 4 dot pupil.
Position wing, tail and hair tuft cookies. Cover wing with tip 17 pullout
feathers, tail with tip 17 elongated shells and hair curl with tip 21
c-scroll. Ice beak and feet cookies smooth. Sandwich leg and foot
support cookies with icing; ice smooth.
Position beak and legs. Position foot supports next to legs; position
feet on supports. Ice presents smooth. For ribbons, pipe tip 48
diagonal stripes on large package and tip 47 (smooth side up) vertical
stripe on small package. Pipe tip 4 dots; flatten with fingertip dipped
in cornstarch. Tie loop bow with 5 in. long tail; secure loops with
dental floss. Position on boards running bow tail under beak and
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.