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He's Having a Ball! Cake

Makes: 27 Servings
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Step 1

1 day in advance: Make cookies. Prepare and roll out dough. Cut cookies using cutters from set, including desired letters, nine balls using medium round, and three footballs. Bake and cool cookies.

Step 2

Decorate with Color Flow. Use tip 2 and full-strength icing to outline letters; let dry. Place ball cookies on cooling grid over cookie sheet; cover with thinned icing. Let dry. Flow in letter cookies with thinned icing; let dry.

Step 3

Add details with full-strength icing. Use tip 4 to pipe stripes on footballs; pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 2 to pipe stitching on footballs, baseballs, and basketballs and section lines on soccer ball. Pipe in black sections of soccer ball with thinned icing. Let dry.

Step 4

Bake and cool 1-layer cake. Place cake on foil-wrapped double-thick board, cut to 12 1/2 in. x 16 1/2 in.

Step 5

Ice cake smooth in buttercream. Use edge cutter to cut two rectangles from light blue edible paper, 7 1/2 in. x 9 in. Position 1 in. from cake edge. Pipe tip 21 shell bottom border. Position ball and letter cookies.

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The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It's the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.

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