Attach to edge of cake top with dots of icing, alternating colors and trimming as needed to fit curves. Cut name using alphabet cutters; position on cake. Position cookies.
In advance: Make cookies. Prepare dough and tint a portion light copper; roll out. Cut smallest bear using plain dough and largest boy using tinted dough. Bake and cool cookies. Also: Tint 5 oz. fondant rose or blue. Roll out a small amount 1/8 in. thick. Cut a 1 x 3/4 in. wide triangle for bear's hat; let dry on cornstarch-dusted board. Reserve remaining fondant.
Decorate cookies using royal icing. Set cookies on waxed paper-covered board. For bear: Outline and pipe-in bear (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Use tip 3 to pipe dot muzzle (pat smooth); outline and fill in bib. Use tip 2 to pipe dot eyes, outline mouth and bib outline, string and scallops. Use tip 2 to fill in ears, pipe number, attach hat and pipe pull-out dot fringe.
For boy: Use tip 3 to outline and fill in shirt, overalls and hat (pat smooth). Use tip 2 to pipe facial features, hat outlines, dot buttons and zigzag cuffs.
Ice cake smooth with buttercream. Pipe tip 21 shell bottom border. Roll out white and reserved tinted fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut squares using smallest Cut-Out.
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For someone who is new to cake decorating, this design was a great way to use what I have learned from the basic class. Although it looks complicated for a novice, with different techniques used, it was not difficult to make at all. For frosting, it combined the use of buttercream, fondant and royal icing. The design also called for cookies, so I was able to bake cookies for the first time.
Using this design was a great way to celebrate my nephew's birthday. And everybody loved it!