Cut the cake into three layers.
Sandwich together with the butter icing and brush the cake with apricot
jam. Roll out 500 g of the sugarpaste icing and use to cover the cake.
Position on the cake board.
Divide the remaining sugarpaste into
four pieces and tint them pink, yellow, pale purple and jade.
Make the candles from jade and the
flames from yellow icing. Press a silver ball into their bases. Position
the candles and flames on the cake with a little water.
Mould strips in yellow and purple
icing to go round the candles. Secure with water.
Cut small wavy pieces from the pink
and purple icing for smoke, and arrange them, using water, above the
Cut out yellow circles with the cutter
for the side decorations. Mould small pink balls and press a silver ball
into their centre. Attach using water.
Using food coloring pens, draw wavy
lines and dots coming from the purple and pink wavy icings.
Decorate the sides of the cake board
with the ribbon, securing at the back with a little softened sugarpaste.