In advance: Make cookies. Prepare and roll out dough. Using patterns, cut 2 ears, 2 hands and 2 feet (reverse patterns for 2nd of each); cut 1 bow tie and 1 knot. Bake and cool. Cut Cookie Sticks to 4 1/2 in.; attach to backs of hands and ears using melted candy, leaving 2-2 1/2 in. extended.
Bake and cool cake. Trim off ears and level face. Lightly ice pants area and mark stripes with toothpick.
Pipe tip 1A puffy cheeks (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Use tip 5 to outline and fill in nose and mouth (pat smooth). Use tip 12 to pipe dot eyes (pat smooth).
Cover head, shirt, suspenders and striped pants with tip 18 stars. Ice inside ears, soles of feet and toes smooth. Position and insert hands and ears; attach feet with icing.
Cover cookies with tip 18 stars. Pipe tip 12 dot buttons (pat smooth). Pipe tip 5 dot buttonholes.
*Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown. Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.
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Rated 4 out of
Turned out cute.
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 5 out of
I have only made two cakes prior to this one and I would consider myself a novice still. I brought this cake to a playgroup easter party and it was a hit. It took a few hours but only because I'm new to this and I would assume it could be done in under 2 hours. The cookies were the hardest part to get right. I used store bought cookie dough and cut out the shapes after they were baked and still warm. They spread too much otherwise. People thought I was "talented" and I told them anyone could make this.
Date published: 2011-07-30
Rated 5 out of
The technique used for this cake was easy just time consuming. This cake turned out absolutely adorable! I didn't use the technique they suggested to attach the hands & ears. They seemed a little heavy so I layed them on the cake board. For the feet I used a dollop of frosting to put the feet in place and then stuck toothpicks through the feet into the cake to secure them.