Here's my attempt at making Sesame Streets newest edition Abby Cadabby. It's 3D and everything you see is edible.
All together I used 2 cake mixes.
Her skirt: I used the Barbie wonder mold. Once you bake that section, just slice off the top a little bit to make the platform flatter and bigger for her torso.
Her Torso/ Head: I used the Wilton's 3D teddy bear and put in only enough cake mix to fill up the head and torso of the bear. Once baked, I did some carving (cut off the ears and arms and shape the body. Use dowels to connect the head/torso, to the skirt.
Her Hair: I used gumpaste. Just roll it out the night before into thin strips, and mold the curls onto a shiskabab... leave it over night so it can harden.
Arms/Legs: I used gumpaste to roll out her legs and arms (attach these last)
**I made this cake for a coworker's daughter whose name was also Abby. with the leftover cake batter, I spelled out her name using 4 cupcakes
Decorating: I used the small star tips for her skirt and then the bigger star tip for her body. After everything was piped on, I stuck the arms and legs in with shishkabobs and piped right onto the gumpaste. Then take the gumpaste hair that has hardened from the night before that has attached to the shiskabobs and just stick it into the head.
I knew that this cake had to be have pink & purples as it was for a little girl. I made a batch of marshmallow fondant tinted pink. I also made a batch of butter cream icing tinting purple. Then I made a separate batch of white icing.
I then baked the 3 cakes. The bottom 10 inch cake is chocolate. The top two 8 & 6 inch cakes are vanilla with added coloring to tint purple. Iced the cakes with white butter cream icing. Then rolled out fondant for the top two layers. I used a mat with stars for added effect for the fondant. Stacked the cakes making sure to secure the cakes with cake boards and dowls. I then pipped on purple stars to cover the bottom layer. I also added stars around the edges of the stacked cakes and put a huge dollop of icing on the top of the cake. Then I "glued" with icing the Abbey Cadabby sugar heads, stars and flowers.
This cake was a lot of fun to make. It was also the first time that I stacked a cake.so it was a little nerve wracking. Well worth it thought.
I made an Abby Cadabby cake for my daughter, Abby's, First Birthday party. I used 3 boxes of cake mix. I set it up kinda like Mickey Mouse - her head and two big pom-pom pigtails.
To make the shape of her face and hair, I used a bread knife and carved out the shape. I used home made buttercream icing with Wilton's icing color dye - pink, purple, blue, yellow. I bought black in a tube, since I didn't need much. I used the star tip (16?), fine tip and of course the hair tip!
To make the huge hair I filled the bag with pink and purple icing and it came out just like Abby's hair!
I also made a smash cake that was a mini version of this made from just one cake (2 layer) that I carved the shape of and some Sesame cup cakes (Elmo and Cookie Monster). She LOVED the cake! Her party had 60 people at it and we only had a little bit of her Abby Cadabby cake left over and no cupcakes!