In advance, using stiff royal icing, figure pipe children. Hold bag at a 90° angle and pipe tip 2A in circular motion to form inner tube if needed. Pipe tip 2A ball torso and head. Tuck tip 9 into sides, then pull-out arms and legs; add tip 2 dot hands, feet, fingers and toes. Pipe in tip 4 swim trunks, (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 2 dot flowers with tip 1 dot centers. Pipe in tip 4 bathing suit top on girl (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch); add tip 2 ruffles and bow around neck. Add tip 3 dot noses and pipe in ears. Add tip 1 outline or dot eyes and tip 2 outline mouths. Pipe tip 2 curly or pull-out hair.
Ice smooth 2 oval cakes, each 1 1/2 in. high. Ice sides smooth in dark blue, top in light blue. Pipe tip 48 ribbed side up bands 1 1/4 in. apart, for support beams on cake sides. Pipe tip 2 swirls on cake sides. Edge top border with tip 2B band; let icing crust, then overpipe tip 48 ribbed side up support bands.
Add blue piping gel water on cake top. Sprinkle brown sugar around cake. Position piped figures and candles.
Dive into summer! Craft a swimming pool from a craft block, square cookies, and striped candy. Use the pool as a platform for showcasing bathing-suited cookies formed with a Gingerbread Boy Metal Cookie Cutter.
Capture all the family picnic action with this cake. Decorate a sheet cake with assorted sizes of cutters from our Gingerbread Boys Metal Nesting Cutter Set. Pipe clothes, facial features, hair, tree, handle and basket with Royal Icing.