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Toy Box Tot Cake


Makes: Cake serves 68.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

In advance: Make toy box. Combine 2 teaspoons Gum-Tex with 21 oz. fondant. Roll out 3/16 in. thick using guide rings. Using patterns, cut 2 long sides, 2 short sides, 1 lid and 2 bases; cut one base vertically in thirds. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted board.

Step 2

Also: Make puddle dots on waxed paper-covered board using thinned royal icing in rose, yellow, green, violet and blue. Make 7-9 puddles in each color, 1 in. diameter. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.

Step 3

And: Make candy toys using painting method; make 2-3 of each shape in molds except sun, moon and star. Refrigerate until firm; unmold.

Step 4

Prepare 1-layer cakes for Stacked Construction and rolled fondant. For 8 in. cake, tint 24 oz. fondant rose; for 12 in. cake, tint 48 oz. yellow. Cover cakes and smooth with Fondant Smoother; reserve remaining fondant.

Step 5

Position cakes on double-thick foil-wrapped boards. Pipe tip 8 bead bottom borders in buttercream. Tint 1 oz. portions of fondant pastel blue, green and violet. Separately roll out, along with reserved rose and yellow fondant, 1/16 in. thick using guide rings. Cut 1/4 in. wide strips for toy box trim; attach to box pieces with damp brush, cutting to fit as needed. Assemble box with royal icing; let dry.

Step 6

Cut letters and numbers for toy box using Cut-Outs; attach to box with damp brush. Attach puddles to cake sides with buttercream. Position base pieces which were cut in thirds in box to raise baby topper. Fill box with candy toys and position topper. Attach lid with royal icing or melted candy, supporting with tissue until set. Position toy box on cake.

*Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown.

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Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Gum-Tex?

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White Candy Melts® Candy

White Candy Melts® Candy

Meringue Powder

Meringue Powder

cornstarch

cornstarch

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Discontinued

Discontinued

8 in. Square Pan

8 in. Square Pan

12 in. Square Pan

12 in. Square Pan

Cake Boards

Cake Boards

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Waxed paper

Waxed paper

Tissue

Tissue

Adding color details to candies makes them more realistic and much more fun! For large areas of color, it's best to paint the melted candy right in the mold before the whole candy is molded using a decorator brush. Or, for very small details like vines, mouths and messages, melted candy should be piped onto molded candies using a parchment bag with a small hole cut in the tip.

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

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