My 4 year old son loves "Pablo" from the Backyardigans. Actually, he pretends that he IS Pablo. I was at the local cake shop in my town and saw the Wilton Pablo Form Pan and knew right away that this was what I wanted to do. What I didn't know was that the form pan alone would not feed all of our guests. I improvised by baking a second cake in my largest lasagna pan and then laid Pablo right on top of it.
First, I iced the bottom layer of the Pablo cake in white. Next, I iced the white background and sides of Pablo in white. Then I decorated the little penguin with all of the colors (and there were a lot). Lastly, I added the border with help from my friend at the cake shop (thanks "P") since this was my first time ever doing a border. I was a little nervous to try it on my own. The star sprinkles were just a little something I added to bring color to that bottom layer.
This is only the second cake I have EVER decorated and I was very happy with the way it turned out. Needless to say my little man was very happy too!
This was my second time working with fondant and my first time making a stacked cake. I made this for a friend of mine for her 3 year old's birthday party.
The cake was Betty Crocker yellow, it was first frosted and filled with buttercream and then covered with the pink fondant. I mixed all of the fondant colors myself - starting with the same base pink and adding more gel coloring for a brighter and brighter color. This was also my first time working with a cake this big. The bottom layer is two 12inch cakes and the top layer is two 9inch cakes. I learned all about supporting the top cake with dowels in the bottom cake. This made me nervous but I was very happy with how it turned out!
I traced the Uniqua face and then cut the pieces out of fondant. I outlined the face with a black icing writer to make it stand out more. Once the cake was delivered to the party (and I was able to relax since it got there in one piece) there were many compliments as to the job I did - so for that reason I wanted to share it here.
This Pablo Birthday Cake was a last minute party for my son Nehemiah who LOVES Pablo from the Backyardigans. If you ever seen the show you will love him too. However I live in a remote place so if the theme is not extremely popular anymore there are no options for cakes or parties and I had less than 24 hours to throw it together.
I searched the internet for ideas and most of them were from the cake pan which I did not have. Then a few were of Pablo’s head so I decided to give it a try. I think it turned out great. I found a trick if you melt the icing in the microwave for like 30 seconds (after you get it to the correct color) you can literally pour the icing over the cake for a smooth fondant like appearance, however it has the yummy taste of icing. We piped the eyes.
I used melted candy for the mouth and propeller and sculpted like it was play dough. We used a cupcake for his famous hat. This cake took 3 boxes and 5 16oz of icing.