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Happy Birthday Banner Cake

Flag their special day! Add piped-icing shapes and message and confetti sprinkles to turn a Pennant Pan cake into celebratory signage.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Prepare Icing
We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.

Make 2 3/4 cups buttercream icing:
Tint 1/4 cup blue
Tint 1/4 cup orange
Tint 1/2 cups yellow (thin 1 1/4 cups with 4 teaspoons light corn syrup)
Tint 1/4 cup red
Tint 1/4 cup green
Reserve 1 1/4 cups white (thin 3/4 cup with 2 teaspoons light corn syrup)

Step 2

Decorate in Order

Ice top smooth in thinned white icing.

Step 3

Use tip 5 and orange icing to outline pennant.

Step 4

Ice sides smooth in thinned yellow icing.

Step 5

Use tip 12 and blue icing to pipe stripe.

Step 6

Use tip 5 and red icing to add message.

Step 7

Use tip 12 and blue, yellow and green icings to pipe balls for balloons.

Step 8

Use tip 5 and blue, yellow and green icings to pipe outlines for ribbon streamers on balloons.

Step 9

Add confetti sprinkle decorations to cake top.

Step 10

Use tip 21 and white icing to pipe star bottom border.

Step 11

Baking Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F or temperature per recipe directions. Your cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of pan using a pastry brush and solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil). Spread the shortening so that all indentations are covered. Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons flour inside pan and shake so that flour covers all greased surfaces.

Turn pan upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking. (You can use vegetable oil pan spray or vegetable oil pan spray with flour, in place of solid shortening and flour or use Wilton Cake Release, for perfect, crumb-free cakes!).

Make one 2-layer cake mix according to package or recipe directions. Pour the cake batter into pan, and if necessary, spread the batter around with a spatula to fill all areas of the pan evenly. Be careful not to touch sides or bottom of pan.

Bake cake on middle rack of 350°F oven for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.

Remove cake from oven and cool on cake rack for 10 minutes. While the cake is still in the pan, carefully slice off the raised center portion of the cake. This allows the cake to sit more level and helps prevent cracking.

To remove cake from pan, place cooling rack against cake and turn both cake rack and pan over. Lift pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake.

To transfer cake to serving board, hold a cake board against cake and turn both cake and rack over. Lift off rack. Hold another board against bottom of cake and turn cake over. Be sure to hold cake, rack and board close together while turning to prevent cake from cracking.

We recommend hand washing pan in hot, soapy water.

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Happy Birthday Banner Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Happy Birthday cake is adorable, but you could use any message and this banner cake pan will be perfect. I like this because you can use any color scheme.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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