Turn an oval cake into the man of the season with the help of fondant accessories. Just follow the patterns and made a fun face, beard, hat, brim and pompom. Kids will just love creating this happy fellow.
2 days in advance: Make fondant hat and ears. Add 2 teaspoons Gum-Tex to 25 oz. fondant. Tint 15 oz. red and 2 oz. light peach; reserve 8 oz. white. Roll out colors 1/8 in. thick. Using patterns and knife, cut hat, brim, pompom and ears. Let all dry on cornstarch-dusted cake board. Reserve remaining red fondant.
Prepare 1-layer oval cake for
rolled fondant. Tint 36 oz. fondant light peach. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick and cover cake; smooth with Fondant Smoother. Roll out approximately 24 oz. white fondant and cover wide end of cake, ending about 10 in. from bottom edge. Trim with knife using beard edge pattern; smooth with Fondant Smoother. For eyes, tint 1 oz. fondant brown; roll two 1/2 in. diameter balls, flatten and attach with damp brush.
For mouth and nose, use reserved red fondant. Roll 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. long log for mouth and a 1 1/2 in. x 1 in. oval for nose; attach pieces. Using white fondant, roll two 1/4 x 8 in. long ropes for mustache and a 1/4 x 20 in. long rope for beard; attach. Attach hat pieces with dots of icing. Trim two lollipop sticks to 3 in. and insert on each side of head, extending 1 in. Attach ears to sticks with icing.
*Combine Christmas Red with Red-Red for red shown. Combine Brown with Red-Red for brown shown.
It's Santa Season! Cake is rated
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Rated 5 out of
It was awsome to make. First time working with fondant, it could've tasted better (the fondant) but the cake was delicious. Practice, practice, practice. It was fun to make and grandkids loved it!
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of
I loved it! I´m still perfecting my fondant technique so it didn´t come out perfect. But it looked cute, hello kitty style. I cut the oval from a rectangle shape because I don´t have the right shape pan. I think it´s easier if you cut out the beard BEFORE you place it on the cake, because it might stick and not want to be cut off if you do it on top of the cake.
Date published: 2010-12-16
Rated 3 out of
Its cool but I don quite understand how to make and attach the hat. Is it madre with gumpaste so it stays firm?