Star Studded Cake

Star Studded Cake

Commemorate a holiday or any special event with a dessert that’s bursting with excitement. This great fondant cake with make-ahead stars, lets you entertain and celebrate with your guests, no matter the occasion.  Vary the color of the fondant stars to match the color scheme of your event.

Serves 12.

Step 1

Step 1: Make Fondant Stars In Advance

Divide fondant in half; tint ½ red and ½ blue. Roll fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut the following stars:  One large blue and one medium red star with cookie cutters; five each red and blue using large star Cut-Out; five each red and blue using medium star Cut-Out. Lightly brush stars with damp brush; sprinkle with corresponding color sugar.  Let dry on waxed paper covered board dusted with cornstarch.

Step 2

Step 2: Prepare Cake

Bake your favorite 2-layer cake recipe or mix in star pan following recipe instructions.  Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely. Arrange cake on foil-wrapped cake board. Ice cake smooth with buttercream icing. Pipe tip 21 star bottom border.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate

Attach small Cut-Out stars to end of lollipop sticks and medium Cut-Out stars to middle of lollipop sticks with royal icing or thinned fondant adhesive. Pipe a tip 21 mound of buttercream in center of cake top. Insert 5 of the sticks into mound; insert remaining sticks between sticks already placed.  Position largest star in center of cake; attach next largest star on top using buttercream icing.

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