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Rocking the Block! Cake


Decorated with 3-D babies that look ready to rock and roll, all of the cool kids will be checking this cake out! The leather-look blocks are decorated with colorful fondant which gains a stitched texture from our Fabric Fondant and Gum Paste Mold.
Makes: Cake Serves 48
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Step 1

In advance: Make babies. 1st, tint fondant: 27 oz. blue, 26 oz. green, 29 oz. yellow, 27 oz. violet, 21 oz. copper, 2 oz. black, 1 oz. light brown, 1 oz. dark brown. Roll out 1/8 in. thick unless otherwise specified. Attach fondant pieces using Thinned Fondant Adhesive. Reserve all excess tinted fondant to decorate cakes.

Step 2

For all babies: Tape top hole of globes closed. Cover heads with 6 in. diameter copper circle; smooth with hands and trim away excess. Shape two 1 3/4 x 1 in. oval feet. Roll tiny ball toes and attach. Shape two 1/2 in. flattened ball hands; cut slits for fingers. Later, roll and shape tiny ball noses, semi-circle ears and thin log mouth. Cut 1 1/2 x 3/4 in. wide sunglasses in assorted styles.

Step 3

For top boy: Cover body globe with 4 1/2 in. diameter copper circle; smooth and trim. Cut a 1 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. white strip; attach for diaper. Attach head to body. Cut pillar to 4 in. and insert through both globes. Roll 3 x 1/2 in. log arms (omit hands). Fold into position and attach. Cut a 3 in. diameter circle for hat. Use knife to score lines. Add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to remaining blue fondant and roll out 1/8 in. thick. Shape and attach remaining details.

Step 4

For blond girl: Cover body globe with 4 in. diameter rose circle; smooth and trim. Attach head to body; cut pillar to 4 in. and insert. Shape 1 in. long pacifier and thin string of fondant to hang it on; attach. Roll 1 x 1 in. log sleeves. Attach hands to sleeves and sleeves to body. Cut a 4 in. diameter yellow circle for hair; attach loosely. Use knife to trim edges for hair-do; remove excess fondant and secure hair. Roll 2 in. log for ponytail; use knife to indent lines. Attach. Roll thin log for ribbon; wrap around ponytail. Shape and attach remaining details.

Step 5

For brown-haired girl: Cover body globe with 6 in. diameter yellow circle; smooth and trim. Cut a 1 x 7 1/2 in. violet strip; attach for pants. Cut 3/8 in. wide strips for straps; attach. Attach head to body; cut pillar to 4 in. and insert. Roll 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. log sleeves. Attach hands to sleeves and sleeves to body. Cut a 4 1/2 in. diameter light brown circle for hair; attach loosely. Use knife to trim edges for hair-do; remove excess fondant and secure hair. Shape two triangles and thin strip for hair bow; attach. Shape and attach remaining details.

Step 6

For bottom boy: Cover body globe with 6 in. diameter white circle; smooth and trim. Cut a 1 x 7 1/2 in. green strip; attach for pants. Cut 1/4 in. wide strips for straps; attach. Attach head to body; cut pillar to 4 in. and insert. Roll 2 1/4 x 1/2 in. logs; thin one end for arm and cut slits for fingers. Shape 1 x 2 in. wide white strips for sleeves. Wrap around top of arms. Attach arms to body. Cut 1/2 in. long logs for hair; attach. Shape and attach remaining details.

Step 7

Also in advance: Prepare board and cover with 48 oz. white rolled fondant. And: Prepare card. Print message on cardstock. Tape Lollipop Stick to back.

Step 8

Bake and cool 3-layer cakes (make four 6 in. squares, 6 in. high; one cake will be positioned in back to support the top cake). Ice smooth. Prepare cakes for Stacked Construction .

Step 9

Using reserved tinted fondant, press into Fabric Mold to make 6 in. long ribbons. Cut ends at a 45° angle for mitered corners. Attach four to each block side using damp brush. Roll out colors 1/8 in. thick as needed. Use cutters from set to cut four assorted letters for each block (use colors other than border colors); attach.

Step 10

At party: Position three cakes on base board and stack one cake. Position babies. Insert card into top cake.

* Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown.
* Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown.
* Combine Brown with Red-Red for light brown shown.

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