Bake and cool cake. Trim off bow, skirt ruffles and ties on legs.
Ice sides and background areas smooth. Use tip 4 to outline and
fill in eyes, mouth, tongue and cheeks; pat smooth with finger
dipped in cornstarch. Outline all details with tip 4. Fill in with tip
16 stars; overpipe nose for dimension. Pipe tip 18 curlicues for
hair. Position diploma. Pipe over fingers tip 4 and tip 16 stars.
Roll reserved burgundy fondant into a 1/8 x 8 in. rope. Shape into
bow on diploma. Pipe tip 18 shell border. Attach mortarboard
*Combine Golden Yellow with Lemon Yellow for yellow shown.