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New Kid on the Blocks Cake


He?s king of the hill for his special first birthday! And why not? It?s been a year of so many ?firsts? for this little one. Have fun creating baby and bear with our Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant. Make bright blocks using layered 6 in. square cakes.
Makes: 48 Servings
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

One day in advance: Make fondant baby, hat, bear and train cars. Tint fondant as follows: 6 1/2 oz. dark brown, 1 oz. light brown, 2 oz. blue, 1/2 oz. black, 1 oz. violet, 3 oz. orange, 2 oz. green, 8 oz. copper. For baby, use two 2 1/2 in. globes; tape one end of one globe closed for head. Roll out copper 1/8 in. thick; cover both globes, leaving bottom end of head and both ends of body open. Cover bottom half of body with white for diaper, top half with green for shirt. For arms, roll 2 copper logs, 1 1/2 x 3/8 in.; flatten one end and cut slits for fingers. Attach with fondant adhesive. Make copper feet 1 3/4 x 1 in. wide; attach 1/4 to 3/8 in. ball toes. Cut black eyes with narrow end of tip 8; attach. For mouth, roll out black 1/8 in. thick; cut circle with wide end of any tip, then move up to cut crescent mouth and attach. Roll out green and cut 1/4 in. wide strips for sleeves; attach. Roll small copper ball for nose; attach. In copper, cut tip 2A cheeks and ears; cut ear circle in half and attach. For hat, roll a 1 1/2 in. blue ball; shape into a cone. For fringe, cut a 1/2 x 3 in. long white strip; cut slits 1/8 in. apart and attach. For number, roll a small white log; cut sections. Print name with tip 1 and buttercream.

Step 2

To make bear: Roll a 2 in. x 1 3/4 in. dark brown oval body, a 1 1/2 in. ball head, 1 1/4 in. x 1/2 in. logs for arms and 1 1/2 in. x 3/4 in. logs for legs; attach with fondant adhesive. Shape 1/2 in. dark brown ears; flatten small brown balls for inside ears, muzzle and pads of feet. Roll out light brown 1/16 in. thick and cut 1 1/2 in. oval for belly; attach. Pipe tip 2 dot eyes and outline mouth in buttercream. For train engine, press orange fondant into train candy mold; unmold. For other cars, roll out orange, blue and violet fondant 1/2 in. thick; cut 1 in. x 1 1/2 in. rectangles. Cut contrasting color wheels with wide end of tip 2A. Pipe tip 2 trim.

Step 3

Bake and cool 3-layer cakes (you will need two 2 in. and one 1 in. layer for each 5 in. high cake). Stack cakes; place 2 cakes on 7 in. square foil-wrapped boards, 1 cake on board cut to fit and 1 cake on 12 in. foil-wrapped cake circle. Prepare all cakes except one on 7 in. square for stacked construction. Pipe tip 16 star letters and borders on sides, 3/4 in. wide. Pipe tip 3 outline tracks.

Step 4

At party: Assemble A-B-Y cakes. Insert 9 in. dowel rod in B cake; position baby over dowel rod. Position bear, train and train cars.

*Note: Combine Violet and Rose for violet shown. Combine Brown with Red-Red for brown shown.

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New Kid on the Blocks Cake is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The baby cakes are pretty hard to do if your just new but it's really handy to enhance your skills and creativity...
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i mad this for my baby shower earlier on this year it was fun to do as well. cookie cutters and candy molds are great investments if you don't own them you should. To achieve that DARK BROWN COLOR i would add a bit of RED ICING COLOR to it(it always does the trick) IF IT IS YOUR FIRST TIME TRY AND STICK TO THE DIRECTIONS ESPECIALLY WITH THE PAN SIZE CAUSE YOU CAN RUN INTO DIFFICULTY.as always allow yourself preparation time days before when tired stop and come back to it
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this cake about a month ago and it turned out pretty good. I had trouble make the cubes the same size though.
Date published: 2010-12-08
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