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Coolest Round Totoro Cake

by Jessica B.
(St. Louis, MO, USA)

Homemade Round Totoro Cake

Homemade Round Totoro Cake

To start the Round Totoro Cake I created the Totoro picture. After making a classic white icing, I separated out smaller portions and used food coloring to make my colors, then filled cake decorating bags with a narrow tip with each color. Laying down a piece of wax paper and taping it to my kitchen table I then drew my picture on the wax paper one line of color at a time.

After filling in the Totoro, I then used a larger tip and plain white icing to cover the back of my picture and smoothed the layers out gently to press the icing down. This presses the picture enough to fill in any gaps and then it is complete. After finishing I placed my picture in the freezer for a few days.

When I was ready to assemble, I baked a marble cake and lightly iced with white icing. Then I removed my Totoro picture from the refrigerator, carefully placed it onto the cake, icing downwards, to fulfill the transfer. Taking a few minutes I pressed slightly to allow the warmth of my hands to help the picture transfer and shape to the round cake. Next, I gently removed the wax paper and my creation was complete!

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Coolest Wonder Woman Birthday Cake

by Rebecca A
(Austin, TX)

Homemade Wonder Woman Birthday Cake

Homemade Wonder Woman Birthday Cake

I made this Wonder Woman Birthday Cake for my sister's 39th birthday. When we were kids, we used to run around the house in our "Underoos" and play super hero's, she was always Wonder Woman! I was brainstorming at Party City and found some awesome throw back Wonder Woman plates & napkins.... that is where I got the idea!!

I used a 10X12 pan for the torso and these small 4" ball shaped pans to fill out her top. I made a chocolate fudge butter cake and made homemade peanut butter buttercream frosting. I cut the cake to make her curvy silhouette, added a little frosting to add her top, covered the entire cake with the peanut butter buttercream, then used Satin Ice fondant to create the costume.

I used paper to make the templates for the "WW" for her chest and her belt. I used small star shaped cookie cutters for the stars on her bottoms.

I always make the cake the night before to let it rest overnight and I also mix the colors of fondant I need. It only took me about 2 hours to carve and decorate the next morning.

She loved it, I had fun making it... win-win!!

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Coolest Wordgirl Birthday Cake

by Laura
(Ohio)

Homemade Wordgirl Birthday Cake

Homemade Wordgirl Birthday Cake

My daughter wanted a Word girl party for her sixth birthday. Word girl is from PBS and there is not much paraphernalia available, but we managed to make a Wordgirl Birthday Cake.

I used Wilton’s Go Diego Go pan to make the cake and made 2 batches of buttercream frosting for the decorations, which gave me more than enough. I also wrote “Word up! Happy Birthday!” on the cake board. This was relatively easy, just had to figure out the icing colors and amounts needed since there weren’t specific directions. I printed off the Diego directions just as a basic guide for the order to go in.

The eyes got smashed under the wrapping and had to be touched up. I am far from a professional decorator, but the kids were thrilled. We also had red and yellow star shaped sugar cookies. My other idea for a Word girl cake would have been a two layer round cake frosted in the red and yellow of Wordgirl’s star emblem.

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