Bake and cool 2-layer cakes.
Prepare and cover with rolled fondant tinted a pale yellow. Prepare for
Push-In Pillar Construction. Roll out 48 oz. white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut a 19 x 5 in. strip; place diagonally across Imprint Mat and roll over once to transfer design. Trim to match height of cake. Brush cake sides with water; attach fondant strip, smoothing gently with hands. Repeat using 24 x 5 in. and 8 x 5 in. strips to cover sides of 10 in. cake; reserve remaining fondant. Paint design with Pearl Dust and lemon extract, using assorted colors for stars, gold for streamers and backgrounds behind larger stars. Position pillars in 10 in. cake. Roll out white fondant, 1/4 in. thick. Cut 4 strips, 3 x 3 1/2 in. Brush straight section of pillars with piping gel and wrap strips around to create wider pillar. Roll out fondant and cut 1/8 in. thick, 5 in. square. Wrap whole pillar to create diploma. Roll out reserved red fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 4 strips, 4 x 1/4 in. and attach around diplomas using damp brush. Attach bows with fondant
adhesive. At party: Position 6 in. cake. Insert stars.