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Trunk Talking Cake


Makes: 40 Servings
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Step 1

In advance: Make elephant candy plaque. Reserve 3 oz. white Candy Melts. Mix and melt 2 packs of blue with remainder of 1 pack white. Add blue and a little black Candy Color to make gray shown. Pour into pan. Tap to settle; chill until firm.

Use craft knife to carefully remove background area inside curve of trunk. Set plaque on waxed paper-covered board. Pipe details using royal icing. Fill in ears with tip 8; pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Pipe tip 2 outline tongue. Ice smooth background area within tail. Use tip 5 to fill in toes; pat smooth. Use tip 10 to pipe bead hair and outline tail; flatten slightly. Use tip 10 to fill in eyes; pat smooth. Pipe tip 5 dot pupils (flatten slightly) with tip 2 dot highlights. Let dry overnight.

Step 2

Make candy monkeys. Use melted candy in cut parchment bags with Piping Method to mold candies without sticks. Chill until firm. Place on waxed paper-covered board. Using royal icing, pipe tip 10 hats; add tip 2 pullout fringe and pompom. Let dry overnight.

Step 3

Bake and cool 1-layer cake. Ice smooth (sky in sky blue, grass in green) and decorate with buttercream.

Step 4

Pipe tip 10 bead tree trunks, starting at bottom of trees. Pipe tip 366 leaves.

Step 5

Insert dowel rods in area where elephant will sit for support. Position elephant and monkeys.

Step 6

For bottom border, pipe tip 5 blue beads or tip 18 green pull-out star grass following cake top color position. Pipe tip 18 pull-out grass details. Position confetti for message and trims.

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Black Icing Color ((Combine Sky Blue with Royal Blue and a little Black for gray icing on elephant))

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Use pans as molds when making solid decorative plaques. If your pan has detail, it may be painted in desired colors as you would for any candy mold.

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

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The pull-out star technique can be used for fun, furry creatures, or for textured hair for your cakes.

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