Animals on Parade Cake

Mosaic Medley Cake

This merry herd of jungle creatures parades around a simple cake to bring cheer to one and all. Stamping edible color onto fondant plaques makes these decorations easy to do. Edible decorating paper stars, diamonds and rounds shoot through the sky adding colorful flair.

Step 1

Step 1: Make Fondant Plaques

At least 2 days in advance, tint fondant sky blue. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut eight 3-1/2 in. x 3-3/4 in. rectangles. Allow to dry on cornstarch dusted cake board.

Step 2

Step 2: Decorate Fondant Plaques

At least 1 day in advance, stamp animals onto dried fondant plaques by brushing edible color onto animal stamps and pressing onto the plaque. Cut bright green edible decorating paper into 1 in. strips; punch 1 long edge of each strip with grass border punch. Attach grass strips to plaque bottom edges, cutting to fit, with edible adhesive. Let dry.

Step 3

Step 3: Bake The Cake

Bake and cool 2-layer 8 in. square cake following recipe instructions. Stack cooled cake layers on foil-wrapped cake board cut to fit.

Step 4

Step 4: Decorate The Cake

Ice cake with buttercream icing tinted to match fondant. Attach fondant plaques to sides of cake, using piping gel if needed. Add a tip 5 bead bottom border. Punch stars, diamonds and rounds from assorted colors of edible paper; attach to cake top and sides with edible adhesive.

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