If you have never made a decorated cake before, try this one. The frosting is very forgiving and mistakes can easily be hidden.
Tools & Supplies:
• Elmo pan
• Wilton tip set with #233 & #47
• Wilton tip #4
• Wilton coupler
• Wilton decorating bags (12 ct.)
• Wilton coloring (1 0z.) – Royal Blue
• Wilton decorator icing – Black
• 1 box cake mix
• ½ cup shortening
• ½ cup (1 stick real butter), softened not melted
• 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
• 2 tablespoons milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla – Wilton makes a white vanilla; regular vanilla will tint frosting slightly. I used regular vanilla in my frosting so decide for yourself if you want the pure white or if you can deal with off white.
The night before:
6. By letting it sit overnight it can slightly dry allowing for much easier frosting.
1. Cream together shortening and butter; gradually add sugar 1 cup at a time and mix in.
2. Add milk and vanilla. Mix.
3. Remove 1 cup of frosting and spread on the eyes. Do not worry about smoothing it yet; just get them covered.
6. Fill bag with blue frosting and squeeze a little out the tip. Start frosting with ½ inch strokes all around the bottom of the cake. Then add another layer around the bottom. Next, begin to fill in around the eyes, nose, mouth and chin. Continue with ½ inch – ¾ inch strokes all around the cake until everything is filled except the mouth.
8. With a dry finger, go back to the eye and very gently smooth out the frosting on the eye by gently patting it down and molding it into a smooth look.
9. Fit the black decorator frosting tube with the #4 tip draw the pupils and the corners of the mouth. Change the tip to the #47 and fill in the large part of his mouth. Smooth out the lines with your finger.