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Sly Fox Party Cake

The friendly fox is another great cake idea for the Wilton Crown Pan. The pan shape is ideal for capturing his mischievous features.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Make cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cake. Place cake on foil-wrapped cake board, cut to fit.

Step 2

Ice cake. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint portions brown, pale, medium and dark copper, red and black. Reserve remaining white. Use spatula and white icing to Use spatula to ice cake smooth.

Step 3

Decorate face. Use pattern and toothpick to mark face on cake top. Use tip 5 and white icing to pipe in eyes. Pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 5 and brown icing to pipe in irises and inner ears. Pat smooth. Use tip 5 and black icing to pipe dot pupils and nose and pipe in mouth. Pat smooth.

Use tip 5 and red icing to pipe bead tongue. Pat smooth. Use tip 3 and black icing to outline eyelids and mouth. Use tip 3 and white icing to pipe dot eye highlight.

Step 4

Complete cake. Use tip 16 and pale copper icing to pipe pull-out fur on lower third of face. Use tip 16 and medium and dark copper icing to pipe pull-out fur on remainder of face.

Use tip 18 and white icing to pipe shell bottom border.

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Red-Red Icing Color ((Combine Brown with Red-Red and Black for brown shown))

Orange Icing Color ((Combine Copper with Orange for copper fur shades shown))




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The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It's the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.

The grass tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the grass tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Our step-by-step video shows you how!

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Sly Fox Party Cake is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I decided to turn this cake into a gray wolf for my step-daughter's 9th birthday. Since I am a beginner with decorating skills, the hardest problem I had was making the base coat of frosting smooth and pretty... keep in mind that this is only the 2nd cake I've ever done with creative decorating techniques. I agree that transferring the template was a bit frustrating. You want to do this after the base coat of buttercream frosting has cooled. It might also help to make the toothpick holes prior to putting the template on the cake because the pressure of you forcing the toothpick through the paper causes you to mess up the shape of your cake.
Date published: 2014-07-31
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