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Wildlife Safari Cake

Let lively jungle-themed products help you easily create this African safari adventure. Lifelike toppers and icing decorations add the perfect finishing touches. Depending on how many guests you expect, choose either the Wildlife Safari Cake and Safari Cupcakes, or make them both!
Makes: Cake serves 20.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

Several days before decorating cake make palm trees. Cover backs of each mini ball cavity with an aluminum foil square; spray with vegetable pan spray. Using tip 366 and royal icing, pipe 6 leaves starting at the top center of the mini ball and pulling icing out to sides of the mini ball forming the top of the palm tree. Let dry overnight. Carefully remove foil from tree top; turn over tree top and pipe tip 12 royal icing mound in center. Trim 1/2 in. from end of pretzel rod; insert into icing. Let dry completely.

Step 2

Bake your favorite 2-layer cake recipe or mix in round pan. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Arrange cake on foil-wrapped cake board.

Step 3

Tint small portion of icing dark green; tint remaining icing light green. Ice cake smooth with light green icing; add blue gel on cake top for water "lake". Pipe tip 16 dark green pull-out grass tufts; insert palm trees. Sprinkle granulated brown sugar "sand" around tufts of grass. Attach icing decorations to cake sides. Add tip 16 pull-out grass bottom border; position toppers.

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Kelly Green Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Pretzel rods

Your favorite 2-layer cake mix

granulated brown sugar

vegetable pan spray




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Small angled spatula

8 x 2 in. Round Pan

Cake Circle

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Aluminum foil

Craft Foam

A variety of leaves will help give your cakes a more realistic garden feel. Add piping gel to your icing to help keep your leaves from breaking.

The grass tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the grass tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Our step-by-step video shows you how!

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