My brother Patrick had a surprise birthday party orchestrated by his fiancé Kelly. Great company and great food! Even the kids had soo much fun dancing and running around the place. For his birthday I made him 2 cakes to accomodate 50 plus friends and relatives.
| Birtday boy greeted by his Gorilla friend.|
|Peace sign Bronze and Saluting Charisma with their cousins. Some|
of the kids at the party.
|We want CAKE!!!|
Patrick's favourite Hayao Mayasaki anime character from the anime "My Neighbour Totoro". Its a giant fluffy mystical thing that protects little kids. Here is how I made it....
|Finished product Totoro.|
|Cake pans I used: three 8" round and one Wilton Doll Mould.|
|Stacked the cake this way. It is important to bake the cake a day|
before sculpting and decorating. This step is important specially
if you are working with chiffon or sponge cake. It is better if you
freeze the cake prior to sculpting.
|Inserted 3 regular straws for stabilization. |
|Trimmed edges. Applied crumbcoat after and chilled for 20 minutes|
or until icing is firm.
|Added the snout. Added arms at the side of the body. To make|
the snout and arms I used a combination of crumbled cake and frosting
which creates a pudding like mixture.
|Birthday boy and Kelly|
|Ube and Mocha cake layers. Cut the back of|
the cake first!
Its a minion themed party so there has to be a Minion cake. This is how I made it...
|Started with rice crispies base. To make it|
proportional the height has to be 2x bigger than
the width of the minion. Tip: Melt marsmallow in
microwave for softer and more malleable rice crispies treats .
|Refrigerate for 1 hour. Add a thin layer of frosting to|
smooth out the bumps on the rice crispies and refrigerate.
After refirgeration you may cover with fondant.
|Made the legs a week a head of time. To dry them out. 100 % fondant except|
for the safety monocles. Safety monocles are spice rack lid. I made everything
proportional to the monocles so I don't have to worry about making one.
NOTE: Next time make the eyes flat and brush with pipping
gell to create "glass" effect.