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A Winter Delight Cake


Cool shades of blue and cute globe snowmen will make this cake a hit from the first snowfall to the last! The fondant ornament hung on top adds the finishing touch.
Makes: 40 cake servings.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In advance: Make cake top snowflake and holder. Reserve remaining blue fondant.

Cake Top Snowflake and Holder: Tint 6 oz. fondant blue. Roll out 1/8 in. thick; cut snowflake using 3 in. cutter from set. Reserve remaining blue fondant. Cut hole for ribbon using narrow end of tip 7. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted cake board. Using royal icing, pipe tip 1 vein lines and dot. For holder, cut white wire to 16 in. long; shape into a curve with a hook on end. Using royal icing, pipe tip 7 balls. Insert hook in craft block; let dry.

Step 2

Ice 2-layer cakes smooth; prepare for push-in pillar construction.

Using cake dividing set, divide 6 in. cake into 6ths and 10 in. cake into 10ths. Tint fondant: 6 oz. violet, 5 oz. each light green and dark green, 1 oz. each black and orange. Roll out reserved blue and violet fondant 1/8 in. thick; using knife cut eight 3 in. squares in each color. Roll out light green and dark green fondant 1/8 in. thick; using tree cutter from mini set, cut 8 trees in each color. Position alternating color squares on cake sides at division points in diamond formation. Attach alternating color trees to squares with damp brush. Pipe tip 1 outline snowflakes on cake sides between diamonds. Pipe tip 7 ball top and bottom border. Make 4 snowmen.

Step 3

Snowmen: Using serrated knife, cut 4 pillars from globe sets to 8 in. long; insert in cake. Position 2 1/2 and 2 in. globes on pillars to form snowmen. For scarves, roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut strips 10 x 1/4 in. wide; wrap around neck, overlap and attach with small amount of water. Trim scarves as needed; cut fringed edges with scissors. For eyes and buttons, roll 1/4 in. balls; for mouth, roll 1/8 in. balls. For nose, roll orange fondant into a 1/4 x 1/2 in. cone. Attach facial features and buttons with tip 1 dots of royal icing.

Step 4

Fill flower spike with fondant. Insert snowflake holder in spike; insert into center of top cake. Tie ribbon through blue fondant snowflake and hang on hook.

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The ball shape makes bold borders and is the first step to learn for figure piping. Vary the basic look by adding stars, dots or spirals on the ball shapes.

Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

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