In advance: Make candy side panels. For ivory
panels, add a little melted light cocoa candy
to white; use light cocoa for dark panels. Use
piping method, to fill lattice border
cavity of mold. Tap to settle; chill until firm.
Make 11 panels in each color. Reserve remaining
ivory candy for message.
Also: Make cake top
candy plaque. Pour 10 oz. of melted
light cocoa candy into smallest oval pan. Tap
to settle; chill until firm. Pipe message with
reserved ivory candy and bead border with
light cocoa candy. Chill until firm. Brush light
cocoa panels and bead border with bronze
Pearl Dust, ivory panels with white Pearl Dust.
Bake and cool 2-layer cake using second
smallest pan. Ice smooth.
Trim ivory panels to
4 in. high, light cocoa panels to 4 1/2 in. high.
Attach alternating panels to cake sides with
icing. Cut two dowel rods to 6 in. long; cut one
end at a slight angle. Insert dowel rods, angled
ends up. Position candy plaque.