Reprinted with Permission from Wilton Industries Copyright © 2003-2004 Wilton Industries – All rights reserved
Bake cake using firm recipe such as a pound cake. Cut and bake one 2 1/2 in. and one 1 7/8 in. heart cookie on cookie treat sticks. Place 2 1/2 in. cookie on cooling grid over cookie sheet and cover with poured icing. Let dry.
Trim off hands and arms. Ice smooth mouth, tummy area and bottom of feet with spatula. Imprint 3 1/4 in. heart cutter on tummy. Cut dowel rods 7 in. long; insert into cake for arms. Cover cake with tip 17 pull-out star fur. Pipe tip 4 teeth. Position gumball eyes and pipe tip 4 bead heart pupils. Pipe tip 6 bead on feet.
Pipe icing onto dowel rods with tip 17 and position cookies on sticks in arms with smallest closet to body. Pipe tip 17 pull-out star fur hands, piping over smaller cookie entirely. Pipe tip 2 message.