This homemade Bananas in Pyjamas cake was made based on an enlarged photocopy from a book. I then made a vanilla cake mix 2 packet mixes in a baking tray, then cut out the shape from the photo copy. The hands were made from offcuts, iced in yellow & stuck onto the main cake. The face was iced in yellow, the rest of the cake in white butter icing. The blue stripes were piped on with a wide flat nozzle.
The collar, waistband and shoes were made from large marshmallows cut to shape. Buttons were white choc buttons. Outlines of the hands & shoe detail was with black gel decorating tubes. There were 3 balloons made from large muffin tin holes. The balloon strings were made from cut down licorice straps.
As I needed to have a cake for 2 groups, I used the balloons to cut up for the first party, then replaced them for the second, where the homemade Banana in Pyjamas cake was devoured!
This Bananas in Pajamas cake was made for my twin boys 2nd birthday. For the cake I used packet butter cake, I needed a packet for each cake. I made my own pattern from a picture of B1 and B2. I drew the shape on the cake with a skewer which leaves a good imprint to cut the shape out.
I prepared a large batch of Vienna icing and added colour as needed. The eyes and mouth was drawn on with writing icing that I got from the supermarket. The slippers are cut marshmallows and the white dots on the eyes were made with melted white choc.
It takes a while to put together (approx 4 hours from start to finish) so I made it the day before and placed in the fridge overnight. I got it out of the fridge approx 1 hour before serving as it's much nicer at room temp.
After browsing cakes on this site, I saw the original Bananas in Pajamas cake and thought yep my little two year old daughter loves them too, so this would be the perfect cake. I used most of the original submitters tips, but piped on all of the blue and white icing and smoothed it down with the end of a teaspoon.
The shoes are two white Honey Jumbles biscuits made by Arnotts. I raised the hands above the cake as they looked funny just being molded in with the blue and white. Sides of the cake are blue, bottom side is white.
Same ornamental decorations - chocolate licorice log, licorice strap cut up for eyes/mouth, marshmallows and smarties.