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Coolest Blues Paw Print Cake 53

by Jennifer
(Lincoln, Nebraska)

Homemade Blues Paw Print Cake

Homemade Blues Paw Print Cake

This Blues Paw Print Cake was for my daughter's 2nd birthday. She was in love with Blue. I was actually hosting 2 parties for her that weekend (one for 3 of her friends, and the next day another party for family). So this cake worked out wonderfully for both.

I made your standard 8inch cake using 2 cake pans, frosting in the middle between the layers, and then frosted the outside with buttercream icing. I wanted a blue cake but did not want my guests to have the blue tongue that always goes with a blue icing.

So I chose to try WILTON Blue sprinkles. (I used 2 bottles) and sprinkled the entire cake sides included. I used a tilting cake stand to sprinkle the sides of the cake. Also found it was easier to sprinkle the sides if the cake was somewhat frozen. I had to sprinkle and refreeze several times before I got the blue color I was looking for. I also made up 12 cupcakes and sprinkled them also.

At the parties I presented the entire PAW PRINT as the cake, but for the 2 year old party I just passed out the cupcakes. For the adult family party I replaced the cupcakes with new and presented the Pawprint again. This time the entire cake and cupcakes got ate. YUMMY, and cute too!

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Coolest Blues Clues Cake Design 63

by Stacey
(Rainelle, WV,USA)

Homemade Blues Clues Cake Design

Homemade Blues Clues Cake Design

This Blues Clues Cake Design was for my son's 2nd birthday. After a long search for a Blues Clues cake pan I finally decided that I would have to wing it. I found a web site for coloring pages and started printing, took them home and he picked his favorite out. The hardest part was getting the picture resized on the copy machine so that I would fit on the cake.

After getting the right size I just cut it out layed it on top of the cake which had just a thin layer of almond frosting on it and traced around the picture. For the body of Blue I used a small star tip and filled in the outlines which I had already traced out with a small round piping tip. Filling in the outline first makes it easier as it holds in the rest of your frosting and can help hid any mishaps.

For her spots I used the small round piping tip and filled it in then used a butter knife with a little water on it to smooth it out. As you can see I had a few cake crumbs come trough my icing. I'm learning how to avoid that but was in a hurry on this one. All and all it was simple and easy and he loved it.

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Coolest Blues House Birthday Cake 14

by Michelle D.
(Burnt Fort, GA)

Homemade Blues House Birthday Cake

Homemade Blues House Birthday Cake

My baby loves Blues Clues! Only Blues Clues is not fresh anymore, so it's really hard to find things pre-made. I spent a fortune on Ebay trying to collect the right figurines.

This Blues House Birthday Cake was my first cake ever, so it had some "flaws", but that was OK because everyone could see that I was trying to do something special for his 1st birthday.

The cake had two layers on the bottom and two half layers on the top. As you can see, I just iced the room scene pink, and the rest of the cake is a blue color. I got the cool striped candles at Wal-mart and thy fit perfect with Blue's Clues theme.

Also, I used Candy Letters. They just seemed to go. Like I said, this was my first attempt and I didn't want to try to pipe letters, but actually the candy kinda made me laugh, sorta an old school throwback to some birthday cakes when I was a kid.

People liked the cake and that's all that matters! It tasted good too by all accounts! The house is a cookie. I decorated it and then stuck it to the cake with icing. It's on the back, so I don't know if you'll be able to see it.

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Happy icing!
by: Susan

I think it is great. The first time is always the biggest challenge. I remember being up until 2am the first time not realizing the effort required in the icing. But you will grow to love the effort and planning required. Happy icing !

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