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For the Good Earth's Sake Cake

Throw a ?Go Green? party and share earth-saving tips with your neighbors! To set the scene, we?ve topped a green-iced sheet cake with a Sports Ball cake planet. Cookies, decorated to represent different nations, circle the globe.
Makes: Cake serves 44.
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Step 1

Cut 8 cookies (4 each, boys & girls) out of cookie dough.

Step 2

For brown cookies, add chocolate per recipe or blend brown icing color into dough. Bake and cool.

Step 3

Using stiffened buttercream or royal icing, outline smiles and outfits with tip 1. Pipe in outfits with tip 3 or 4 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch) or fill in with tip 14 stars.

Step 4

Add hair, cap or turban with tips 1 or 3. Outline shoes with tip 3 strings. Baseball cap brim is tip 101 ribbon stripe. Also, use tip 101 for ruffles.

Step 5

For Hawaiian lei, pipe tip 13 star flowers with tip 1 dot centers. Make dot eyes, buttons, tiny flower print, bows with streamers and all other small details with tip 1.

Step 6

Attach lollipop sticks to backs of cookies with icing.

Step 7

Make 20 drop flowers with tip 224 drop flowers with tip 3 dot centers.

Step 8

For globe: Prepare ball cake per instructions included with your pan. Ice cake blue. With toothpick, mark globe. Outline continents with tip 3. Cover with tip 14 stars.

Step 9

Ice 2-layer round smooth-top yellow, sides green. Cut and position 3 dowel rods where ball cake will go.

Step 10

Position globe cake atop round. Push a sharpened dowel rod down through both cakes. Pipe "snow" on top of ball with tip 4, then swirl with a spatula.

Step 11

With toothpick, mark top 2 inches from edge. Cover area with tip 233 pull-out grass. Write tip 3 message on side.

Step 12

Edge base with tip 233 pull-out grass border. Add flowers and push cookies into cake top.

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Made by adding a simple twist motion, swirl drop flowers have petals with a bit more flair and dimension, leading to open-looking Blossoms.

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.

The grass tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the grass tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Our step-by-step video shows you how!

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

Ruffles add a decorative top border to your cakes or cupcakes. Pipe ruffles around plaques or to trim doll dresses or bonnets.

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.

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