Barnyard Beauty

Barnyard Beauty

This cute little guy will be the novel guest of honor at school parties, birthday celebrations and animal themed get-togethers.

Serves 12.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake

Bake cake in Animal Crackers pan; cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on cooling grid. Place on foil-wrapped cake board.

Step 2

Step 2: Ice Cake

Tint icing. Build up ears to a point with spatula and light rose icing. Cover cake completely with tip 16 stars; build up snout area with extra icing stars.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate

Soften taffy in microwave a few seconds, just until pliable. Roll out taffy slightly; cut into triangle shapes for inside of ears. Soften chocolate nougat candy in microwave.  Pull off pieces and shape for eyes and nostrils; flatten slightly. Roll out additional chocolate nougat candy; cut mouth shape. Position candy pieces on cake.

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