Yo Gabba Gabba Cake

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This cake was so special.  I had the privilege of making this cake for a much deserving little boy through the Icing Smiles program (www.icingsmiles.org).  This is an amazing charity that provides cakes to families impacted by critically ill children.  If you bake/decorate cakes and would like to know more about volunteering I would encourage you to check out their website, it’s an awesome cause!!  I have to admit, even though I have little kids I had never seen an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba so I had to do a little research before I made this one…..I was really happy with the result though.  Everything on the cake is edible, the eyes are made of marshmallow fondant and the red spikes and the robot ears are made of gum paste.  This was the first time I had ever used pearl dust to make a metallic finish on anything.  I formed the robot ears out of gum paste that I had dyed grey, and then I mixed the silver pearl dust with some clear vanilla extract to form a paint and just used a small paintbrush to apply it.  You can get some great little cake decorating brushes at Michael’s…..that’s typically where I get all of my cake supplies.  Sorry I didn’t get a closer picture of the ears so you could see it but it really is cute and worth doing!

Hungry Caterpillar Birthday

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This was a rice krispie treat cake I made for a friend’s daughter’s 1st birthday.  I love how fun and colorful this one is.  Complete with a smash cake and some extra bars just incase.  All of the decorations on this one were made of marshmallow fondant except the sun’s rays and the “gum balls”, which were made of gum paste.  My arms got a workout on this one dying the fondant and gum paste so many different colors!

Humpty Dumpty/Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower

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I was nervous about making this cake, I had never made anything like the big humpty dumpty before.  I was so happy with how it turned out though.  The fondant was being super cooperative and everything came out really smooth and clean cut.  This cake is definitely one of my favorites.

Batman and Robin (Mostly Robin)

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This cake was for a little boy who loved Robin, not Batman, just Robin.  I thought that was the cutest thing ever.  I love how cartoony this cake looks, and I was so excited when I realized I could make Solomon’s name into the bat symbol.  It’s the little things that really make a cake special I think :)

 

Toy Story Cake

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I loved this cake.  It was one of the first tiered cakes I had made, and it came out pretty good.  My favorite part has got to be Chloe’s name on the etch-a-sketch :) The moon on top was the first thing I had ever covered entirely in fondant.  Luckily it was supposed to be all bumpy and full of craters because I had no idea what I was doing!  Almost everything I have learned about fondant…actually, everything I have learned about fondant I have learned from trial and error or Youtube.  If you have an interest in cake decorating, you should start experimenting!!  Take a class at your local craft store or watch some Youtube tutorials, it is so much fun!