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Hunting Birdies Cake

Pay tribute to your favorite guy?s favorite hobby with a couple of rounds that form a high-rise golf course. Fairways and landscaping are cut with Rolled Fondant, while our Golfer Bobbling Topper conquers the course.
Makes: 40 Servings
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

A few hours in advance: Make fondant trees and flags for cake sides. For trees, add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to primary green fondant. Roll out 1/8 in. thick and cut 22 triangles in various heights from 1 in. to 1 1/2 in. high and from 1 in. to 1 1/4 in. wide.

Step 2

Cut slits for branches; let dry until firm on cornstarch-dusted surface. For flags on cake sides, add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to primary yellow, blue and red. Cut 15 flags using pattern; let dry until firm on cornstarch-dusted surface.

Prepare 24 oz. pastel green fondant and 72 oz. pastel blue fondant. Prepare 2-layer cakes for stacked construction. Prepare cakes for rolled fondant; cover cakes with pastel blue fondant and smooth with Easy-Glide Smoother.

Step 3

Roll out pastel green fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut wavy strips for hills in various heights from 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 in. and lengths from 10 to 12 in. Attach 1 group of hills for background with damp brush; attach 2nd group for foreground. Add more strips as needed.

Step 4

Attach side flags and trees to cake with damp brush; trim flag poles as needed. Draw holes with black FoodWriter. Trace Cake Top Flag pattern on construction paper; cut out flags and write message with black FoodWriter. Tape flags to sticks and insert in cake top. Position topper.

*For Pastel Blue use Royal Blue with a touch of Black. For Pastel Green, use Moss Green with a touch of Leaf Green.

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One of the simplest techniques for decorating with fondant is to create cut-outs. Fondant shapes can be applied to lay at on the surface of a treat or dried so that they hold their shape when used as a topper.

Quick tip on how to attach your fondant accents to your fondant covered cake.

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Hunting Birdies Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The person I made it for loved it. He recommanded me to a few of his friends.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is not difficult for someone with experience using fondant. For me it was a bit tricky to cut and apply the rolling hills to the sides of the layers. But a little practice, and you'll get it! Other than that it was not difficult. I loved the result since it came out looking almost exactly like the picture and it became quite the conversation piece. Anyone who plays or loves watching golf will appreciate this cake and it looks harder to make than it really is.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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