Prepare Icing We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while the Hannah Montana cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.
Make 3 3/4 cups of buttercream icing:
? Tint 1 1/4 cups Pink in set (or Rose)
? Tint 1/4 cup Bright Pink in set (or dark Rose)
? Tint 1/2 cup Blue in set (or Royal Blue)
? Tint 1/2 cup Purple in set (or Violet)
? Tint 1/4 cup Black
? Reserve 1 cup white (thin with 1 tablespoon light corn syrup)
Decorate Hannah Montana Cake in Numerical Order:
Ice cake sides smooth with thinned white icing.
Outline top edge of cake in bright pink with tip 5.
Outline star in blue with tip 5, then in purple with tip 5; smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.
Outline Hannah Montana name in black with tip 4; smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.
Pipe H of Hannah name in blue using tip 10. Pipe remainder of letters in blue using tip 5; smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.
Pipe M of Montana name in purple with tip 10. Pipe remainder of letters in purple with tip 5; smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch
Cover star with tip 16 pink stars.
Pipe tip 21 pink star bottom border.
Preheat oven to 350°F or temperature per recipe directions. Before first and after each use, we recommend hand washing pan in warm soapy water.
Your Hannah Montana cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of the Hannah Montana cake 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 the Hannah Montana cake 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 Wilton Cake Release or Wilton Bake Easy® Non-Stick Spray, in place of solid shortening and flour).
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. Bake cake on middle rack of 350°F oven for 40-45 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.
Remove the Hannah Montana 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 the Hannah Montana cake pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake.
To transfer the Hannah Montana 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.