STEP 1: BAKE, ICE AND COVER CAKE Spray the doll pan generously with non-stick baking spray, fill with batter, bake and cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for a couple of hours to make the cake firmer. Remove and ice the cake in buttercream and place back in the fridge to firm while rolling out the fondant. Sprinkle your mat with powdered sugar and roll the light blue fondant 1/8" thick and large enough to cover the cake. Drape the fondant over the cake, gather the excess fondant on the right and left side of the cake and use scissors to trim the excess fondant. Rub the surface with the fondant smoother to remove any bumps.
STEP 2: ADD TEXTURE AND RED BAND Place the serrated attachment on the design wheel and make horizontal stitched lines around the cake leaving a section untouched where the reindeer will be placed. Next, roll the red fondant in a 2 1/2" band and long enough to go 1/2 way around the cake. Place the plain attachment on the design wheel and make vertical grooves on the band. Adhere to the bottom of the cake using a paintbrush and a light coating of water and trim any excess past the halfway point with scissors. Repeat for the second half of the band.
STEP 3: FINISH WITH REINDEER, PIPING AND BALL Roll red fondant as thinly as possible. Cut out reindeer and apply to the hat with a light coating of water. Use the serrated design tool to add texture to the reindeer. Roll a ball of fondant and use the scissors to make vertical snips to create texture. Attach the ball to the top of the hat with water. Fit a piping bag with a #2 tip, fill with white buttercream and pipe x's around the reindeer.