RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED CAKE
Follow these easy tips to turn your frosted cake into an adorable reindeer. It’s so much fun, you may find yourself humming the classic Christmas tune as you decorate!
TO CREATE EARS, using your favorite cutout cookie dough, cut two 2-in. hearts and bake. While still warm, mold baked cookies onto the curve of a large metal spoon; let stand until cool. Spray with edible gold mist; let dry. Dip edges in melted chocolate. Once set, place ears on top of cake.
TO CREATE ANTLERS, using your favorite cutout cookie dough, cut two shapes with a gingerbread boy cookie cutter. Stretch into antler shapes and bake. Pipe melted chocolate over cooled cookies for texture. Once set, spray with edible gold mist. Once dry, place antlers on top of cake.
TO CREATE MANE, using paste food coloring, tint leftover buttercream frosting into colors of your choice. Using decorator tips of your choice, pipe designs on top of cake between the two antlers and the two ears. Add store-bought meringues.
TO CREATE EYES, pipe melted chocolate onto parchment and refrigerate until set. Once set, attach to front of cake.
TO CREATE NOSE, dip a vanilla wafer into melted red candy coating disks; let dry. Once dry, place nose on front of cake.
SPRINKLES ADD EDIBLE around base of GOLD cake. (available PEARL from wilton.com)