Cut 1 in. off end of plastic dowel rod and insert rod into center of cake. Thread gum paste ring spacers and star branches alternately onto rod, stacking stars from largest to smallest.
Attach yellow star to top with royal icing.
Using medium Cut-Out, cut square gifts from primary and neon fondant. Attach to cake using damp brush.
Pipe dots and string ribbons and bows on squares using Icing Writer. Cut 1/2 in. wide strips of white fondant. Attach in loose folds to bottom border with damp brush. Roll small balls of fondant and attach randomly onto cake with damp brush.
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.
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I made 2 versions of this cake over the holidays. I made gingerbread cookies for the tree and frosted them green and put small colored stars on the tips for ornaments. I had leftover green frosting and so as not to waste it I drizzled it on the cake. I heard it was too pretty to eat. I drizzled the second cake with red frosting. Both were awesome. I made a 10" instead of the 12" rounds for the base. They ate the whole thing. Everyone loved it. Would make again if asked.
Date published: 2012-01-03
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what does it mean by rings someone help me
Date published: 2011-12-01
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I have done a similar cake to this one. The snowflake cake.
This one seems a little easier.
Time saving tip - just use mint candies with hollow centers (like breath mints) as spacers instead of rolling gum paste around the dowel. I've used these and it saves so much time!