Bake and cool cake. Place on foil-wrapped cake circle 1 in. wider than cake. Ice cake in blue buttercream icing. Divide cake into 12ths.
Use the smooth side of tip 47 and white buttercream icing to pipe vertical stripes at divisions on sides of pool.
Use the smooth side of tip 47 and white buttercream icing to pipe a stripe top and bottom border on cake.
Cover top of cake with blue Sparkle Gel. Pipe an additional tip 47 stripe around top edge of cake.
Insert heads in cake. For outstretched arms, insert spaghetti noodle where arms are positioned. Using tip 9 and copper buttercream icing, pipe over noodle. For hands, pipe tip 9 round balls; use a small knife dipped in cornstarch to score and form fingers.
For boy with arms leaning on pool, use tip 9 and copper buttercream to pipe arms. Use tip 9 and copper buttercream to pipe round balls at end of arms, use small knife dipped in cornstarch to score and form fingers.
Use tip 233 and green buttercream to pipe pull-out grass bottom border.
Heads Up In The Pool Cake is rated
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Rated 4 out of
we used icing for the blue and did all the white in fondant. Our people were made out of fondant too. My 13 yr old daughter and I worked together. She did most of the work and it came out great. Will make this one again!!
Date published: 2012-06-22
Rated 5 out of
i made a devils food cake and when i noticed i had no frosting i made cream cheese but i didnt know tht cream cheese came out so thin so my grass wasnt the best, the sides sagged slightly but it wasnt noticable, on the bright side it worked wonders for the water. i did blue fondant for the sides and made a sunburned girl,a rubber duck, and a floaty. it turned out well all in all and as soon as i was done my brother wanted a piece :)
Date published: 2011-08-05
Rated 5 out of
Once I realized that the kids in the pool were cupcake toppers... this was really easy to make. I covered the cake in blue marshmallow fondant, and piped on the buttercream accents. I tinted piping gel instead of using the sparkle gel, and it worked out just as well. Cake was a big hit! I raffled it off at the school where I work. The kids totally loved it.