Go Team! Cake
Perky cheerleader will lead the party guests in a Go Team! chant. Decorate this cake for game day or birthday using school colors to show you have that rah-rah spirit in you!
Cake serves 12.
Bake and cool cake. Trim off hose and left hand. Ice sides and background areas smooth.
Outline face, sweater, legs and shoes with tip 4. Pipe in shoes with tip 4 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
Pipe tip 4 shoelaces. Outline and pipe-in facial features with tip 3; pipe-in tip 3 tongue.
Cover face, sweater and legs with tip 16 stars. Pipe tip 127D ruffled skirt.
Add tip 16 zigzag trim on sweater neckline and socks. Pipe tip 16 pull-out hair and tip 16 hair ties.
Use tip 233 and red/white icing to pipe spatula-striped pom-poms. Add tip 21 star bottom border.
Combine Red-Red and Christmas Red for red shade shown. Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for yellow shade shown.
The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!
Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.
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.