In advance: Make 20 bricks in Petite Loaf pan. Prepare cereal treat mixture and press into lightly greased cavities. Release immediately onto greased waxed paper-covered boards. Cut 2 bricks in half. Cover all with plastic wrap until needed. Also: Tint 24 oz. fondant red; roll out small portion 1/8 in. thick. Cut letters using cutters from 101 Cutter Set.
Bake and cool cake in snowman pan. Position on wrapped foamcore board. Lightly ice hat area. Use tip 5 to outline and fill in eyes and mouth (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
Cover face with tip 16 stars; overpipe nose for dimension. Use tip 18 to pipe reverse shell beard and moustache and elongated shell eyebrows.
Roll out remaining red fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut a 6 x 15 in. hat and attach; shape a tapered, pleated top and fold toward side. Pipe tip 1M zigzag brim and rosette pompom.
Position bricks on board with icing "mortar." Pipe tip 1A pull-out snow on chimney top (smooth with finger). Tint 16 oz. fondant green. Roll out fondant 1 in. thick. Use mitten cutter to cut 2 shapes (reverse one shape for opposite mitten).
Learn how to pipe beautiful rosettes, big and small, to add charming floral accents. Rosettes are a great way to create quick decorations. Different tips create different “petal” effects. Rosettes can be used to add a simple floral accent to a dessert or to cover a cake or cupcake.
One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.
Rated 4 out of
This was a fun cake that received a lot of ohhs and ahhs! It was a lot of fun to make and more fun to display!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of
Recently I helped a friend's 11 year old granddaughter decorate the Chimney Champ Cake. She needed help making it for her school's cake decorating contest. Once I helped mix up the icing and fill the bags, I gave her a quick lesson on piping on the icing. It turned out darling and she won 3rd place at her school!
To simplify and speed up the process, we bought the snack size rice krispy treat bars to make the bricks. I also made sure to wear gloves when I tinted the fondant. Since we didn't have the snowman pan we just used a small 8" round cake to make Santa's head.
I love how it turned out and can't wait to make one of my own!