I could not find or think of a 3D Barney the Dinosaur cake for my son's second birthday. I, therefore, baked two ordinary round madeira cakes and turned them into extraordinary cakes by using tinted royal icing cutouts. Being a busy mum and engineer, I resorted to readymade vanilla icing, with which I smoothly iced the entire cake and piped the edging.
I bought readymade, royal plastic icing and tinted small portions using powder colouring, which, I feel, gives a brighter colour and does not make the icing too sticky.
Dinosaur-shaped cookie cutters were used to cut out various dinosaur shapes and I also used alphabet and number cookie cutters to cut out the letters of my son's name and his age. These I placed around the cake along with Wilton dinosaur candles.
I placed the smaller cake on top of the larger cake and held the two in place by sticking a skewer down the middle of both. I did ,however, off-set the top cake, so as to have more space for the dinasour cutouts.
My son was excited to be having a Barney birthday party, and I needed a cute cake. As always, I use this website for inspiration. I enlarged an image from an online Barney coloring page, and I was ready to start. I just used a boxed cake mix in a 13 x 9, and the frosting is store bought from the tub, tinted to suit my needs.
I iced the whole cake with the light green and put it in the freezer for 20 minutes. I used a toothpick to trace the shape of Barney, and a small star tip to fill in the purple and green. I outlined Barney with black and filled in the white details of his eyes and teeth. A star tip and black outline makes up the #2 in Barney's hand. I used leftover icing and piped extra stars with "M's" stuck on them, which are Zachary's favorite candy.
He really loved his Barney Cake Design and Mommy was happy to make it for him!
For this Barney Cake Design I used ready to roll icing and coloured batches of the icing to what I would need, then I made a basic Victoria sponge with a jam and buttercream filling. I iced the cake then decorated it.
The hardest to make was Barney's face but that's why I chose to use ready made icing and not the modelling icing as it dries to quick and I knew I might need a few tries!
Also a great tip is to use the concentrated food colours from cake stores so that the icing doesn't become too gloopy!
For this Barney Cake Design I used rolled fondant and colouring it with purple color for Barney Head. I made 2 layers cake for base cake, chocolate and vanilla steam cake with blueberry jam filling. For Barneys head, i made chocolate steam cake.
Before carving the head, I made the pattern on paper then put it on top of cake and cutting it follow the pattern.
Tips : Using hair dryer will help you to dries the fondant quickly.