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!

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