Split and fill the cake with butter
icing. Place on the cake board and brush with apricot jam.
Cover with a layer of marzipan then a
layer of sugarpaste icing.
Using a template, mark the design on
top of the cake.
Colour one-third of the remaining
sugarpaste icing pale brown. Colour a piece pint, a piece red, some blue
and a tiny piece black. Using the template, cut out the pieces and place
in position on the cake. Stick down by lifting the edges carefully and
brushing the undersides with a little water.
Roll small ovals for the eyes and
stick in place with the nose and eyebrows. Cut out a mouth and press
Tie the ribbon around the cake. Colour
the royal icing blue and pipe the boarder around the base of the cake
with shell nozzle and tiny stars around the small cake with the star
nozzle, inserting silver balls. Put the candles on the cake.