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Santa in a Tractor Cake

Idea gallery #1732
Santa in a Tractor Cake
Ingredients and Supplies
tractor pan
2-layer cake mix
green rolled fondant
black rolled fondant
red rolled fondant
white rolled fondant
brown rolled fondant
flesh rolled fondant
white buttercream icing
royal icing
desicated coconut
piping gel
lemon oil or grain alcohol
paint brushes
silver luster dust
holly cutter
gumpaste tools
flexible polyblade
square black cake drum
pastry brush
pastry bag
round tip
hand-molded Santa
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Instructions
Bake cake according to pan and box directions. Allow to cool
Place cake on center of cake drum and crumb coat with buttercream icing. Lightly spray pan with cooking spray then dab excess spray with paper towel. Roll green fondant 1/4" thick and lay into the cake pan. Use pastry brush to push fondant into the details of the pan. Carefully turn pan over the cake and release fondant on top of cake. Use fingers to gently press fondant on to cake. Push black fondant into the tire and window cavities then gently pull out of pan. Use piping gel to adhere black fondant to green fondant. Use ball tool if needed to secure pieces. Mix white and black fondant together to make gray and push into tire centers and engine pieces of pan. Gently pull out of pan and adhere to cake using piping gel. Mix silver luster dust and lemon oil/grain alcohol and brush paint onto tire centers and engine pieces. Use polyblade to cut 1/2" strips of fondant to encase the window and engine block. Adhere to cake with piping gel. Roll small pieces of green fondant into balls and push into the center of tire in cake pan. Release from pan and adhere to tire with piping gel.
Fill pastry bag fitted with round tip with thinned white buttercream. Pipe icing on top of tractor and on the bottom of the cake to look llike snow. Pipe small lines on top of the wheel well and window sills. Sprinkle all buttercream with coconut. Place Santa in window of tractor using piping gel. Roll a small piece of green fondant thin and cut holly leaves. Roll small holly berries and attach leave and berries with piping gel.
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