Several days in advance, mix 8 oz. of fondant with 1 teaspoon of gum-tex. Tint 4 oz. copper and 4 oz. lemon yellow/golden yellow combination. Roll copper fondant 1/8 in. thick and use Round Cookie Cutter to cut head. Use large open end of any tip to cut two copper cheeks. Roll out 1/4 in. ball of copper fondant and flatten slightly for nose. For hand, roll out copper fondant 1/8 in. thick, use medium round Cut-Out; cut circle in half and cut three slits to form fingers. Let all pieces dry on surface dusted with cornstarch.
For umbrella, roll fondant 1/8 in. thick and use pattern to cut shape. Emboss spokes of umbrella with embosser wheel. Let dry on surface dusted with cornstarch. Roll out 6 in. x 1/4 in. yellow fondant log and flatten ends slightly for umbrella handle. Use 1/4 oz. of white fondant for each foot of tub. Let dry on cornstarch dusted surface.
Bake and cool cake. Ice sides and background smooth. Outline tub with tip 3 and fill in with tip 16 stars. Overpipe tub outline with tip 3 and build up with tip 16 stars. Position feet on tub.
Draw facial features on baby's face with FoodWriter. Attach nose and cheeks with tip 3 dots of icing. Position face on cake. Position umbrella handle on cake and shape hand around it. Roll out various sizes of white fondant balls and attach to cake with tip 3 dots of icing. Position umbrella top on cake. Pipe tip 21 bottom shell border. Print tip 3 message. Add ball on umbrella top with tip 3 dot of icing.
Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for yellow shade shown.
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This cake was the cutest!! Made for a friends first baby and she loved it. It didn't require much in the way of fondant and the pieces were very easy to make. It was a great second use for the pirate ship cake pan.