The Perfect Pilot Cake Zoom

The Perfect Pilot Cake

Bound to get the party off the ground!
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

*Optional time-saver: substitute poster board for color flow pieces.

Step 2

Make airplane pattern out of color flow or poster board. When dry, add tip 3 message, attach lights to upper wing and pipe tip 3 flashers to lights. (If using poster board, add details right before serving.) Attach propeller to cookie, rudder to tail. Ice cakes smooth. Pipe tip 17 puff border to bottom layer, tip 3 message to top layer.

Step 3

Position lower wings to bottom layer; stack cake layers. Pipe tip 17 zigzag plane nose. Edge cake top and around middle with tip 7 bead borders.

Step 4

To make pilot, figure pipe tip 7 body, head, hands. Add tip 3 features, collar and tip 13 hair. Place half ball or egg mold atop pilot. Make two tip 3 wing props. Edge tailpieces with tip 3 beads. Attach tailpieces and propeller. Position upper wing on sugar cubes atop layer; attach wing props with color flow icing.

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Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.

Zigzag puffs are perfect for filling in large areas. You can also use this technique to achieve clouds or smoke.

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The Perfect Pilot Cake is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a fun cake! I haven't worked with run-out much, but it wasn't hard to follow the pattern. I think that this was a good break-in for the run-out tecnique. My son loved it!
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This cake was alot of fun to make and turned out really cute. I made it for my father-in-law and he got a big kick out of it. You need to make sure you do your colorflow items well in advance to insure proper dry time. If you have trouble with the wings, foam board works really well.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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