Thanks to Bakugan Cake #3 (made by Shannon L) for her idea and details. My son saw it and wanted one like that. His major concern was the toys in the middle and keeping them! You can read her detailed directions for making the Lindt chocolate balls into Bakugan balls. I used Wilton spray to color the cake after icing white. My cake was two 9x13 cakes with strawberry cream center.
My tips: I stuck toothpicks in Lindt balls and left them in to then place in cake too. Keeping the toothpicks in them allowed me to stick and store them in Styrofoam. I made them 2 days in advance and just had them waiting around, stuck in the foam until placement on the cake. I used colored icing to decorate balls with crazy Bakugan designs. When I removed the balls it was easy to give out to guests on the toothpicks too.
I only used white Wilton pearl dust and added Wilton gel coloring to make them different colors (because I own a lot of food coloring gel!) The pearl dust seemed to go on the milk chocolate balls the worse- it just keep beading (like rainwater on a windshield). Even with the white balls, I found I had to keep "painting" it to get it to smooth out and color the ball but eventually it would cover it. If you can, do them in advance.
This Bakugan Birthday Cake was an 11x15 sheet cake covered in butter cream; the cake itself is a marble sour cream flavor filled with chocolate ganache. The white star was cut out of fondant, and all lettering was cut from fondant using Wilton mini letter cutters and attached using a bit of water brushed on the back.
The Bakugan symbol was free handed using strips of red fondant. The starburst effect was made using an air brush, alternating yellow, red, and black. I made the Bakugan figures (in closed form) from colored fondant and used a shaping tool to make the lines. The metallic detailing on the Bakugan balls is edible silver and gold glitter powder mixed with vanilla extract and painted on with either a brush or toothpick (for the lines).
This cake was made for my son’s 10th birthday and patterned after the design on a Bakugan “gate card”; my son greatly enjoyed the design and had fun comparing my “Bakugan” to his real ones.
I made this Bakugan Birthday Cake for my nephew Ashton's sixth birthday.
My sister asked me to make this for her and I love to make cakes, especially for family so I figures why not? I had no idea what Bakugan was and originally was going to make a red cake but decided to add the star motif after the fact. The "Happy Birthday" fondant mat is rolled into it.
The decals are non-toxic kids stick-on tattoos which I carefully wet and stuck on the fondant with a damp cloth. The cake is chocolate and the icing is homemade buttercream flavoured with banana and chocolate. I make my own fondant, cause the kids like the marshmallow recipe better than the store-bought stuff and I find it much easier to work with. AND it's so easy to make!
I used the dome portion of the Betty Crocker Bake and Fill pan to make the half sphere cake for this Bakugan cake. I used marshmallow fondant to decorate. The weird flap things are actually painted cardboard. I wrapped the ends in plastic wrap so it wouldn't actually touch the edible part of the cake.
The base that I set it on is a tie dyed shirt that I wrapped around a cookie sheet, then wrapped the whole thing in plastic wrap.