Strike Up The Band! Cake
Bang the drum brightly! Turn a Friendly Lion Pan cake into a musically inclined clown using cookie additions and plenty of perky piped-icing details.
Cake serves 12; each cookie serves 1.
In advance, make cookie drum and pattern pieces. Roll out cookie dough and use Round Comfort Grip Cutter to cut drum and pattern pieces to cut hat, 2 feet and 2 arms.
Bake and cool cookies. Attach 2 lollipop sticks to the backs of each foot, 1 to back of round drum and 2 to the backs of each arm. Let set.
Bake and cool cake. Ice sides and background areas of cake smooth. Insert arms, feet and hat cookies into cake.
Outline head, body, shoes, hat and collar with tip 3. Pipe tip 10 whites of eyes, tip 4 pupils, tip 12 nose and cheeks. Outline and pipe in mouth with tip 3.
Cover hat, shoes, feet, face, collar and outfit with tip 16 stars. Pipe tip 16 zigzag trim on outfit. Pipe tip 16 rosette buttons on jacket.
Pipe tip 4 dots on collar. Pipe tip 13 pull out pompoms on shoes. Pipe tip 16 rosette curly hair.
Use craft knife to cut holes in bottoms of gumballs; insert lollipop sticks into gumballs. Attach sticks to hands with melted candy.
Over pipe hands and fingers with tip 7 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Ice drum cookie smooth; pipe tip 4 outline trim and number on drum.
Position drum cookie on cake. Pipe tip 10 drum strap. Pipe tip 21 star bottom border.
**Note: Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for yellow shown. Combine Violet and Rose for violet shown.