I made this Blues Clues Birthday Cake for my son's 3rd birthday, because he was so in love with the show! It was a white cake decorated in buttercream icing. His birthday is in July, and I wanted the cake to have a "summery" feel to it, so I made Blue playing at the beach.
I found a picture of Blue from a Blue's Clues book my son has, and traced it and cut it out, and laid it on the cake, which I had iced white. Then I traced around the edge with a toothpick to get the shape of Blue. Then I used a star tip to color in Blue's body with light blue and dark blue icing. After that was done, I used dark blue buttercream icing to draw Blue's outline and her face. I also outlined her spots to make them stand out more.
I did basically the same thing to make the ball- star tip, and then outlined it in light blue icing. I used graham cracker crumbs for the "sand," which I had to put on very carefully to avoid getting it into the icing. I made a white star tip border with icing around the top and bottom of the cake, a smaller one for the top and a bigger one for the bottom. I wrote my birthday message in buttercream icing as well, and used the leftovers to make light blue and dark blue pawprints on the side of the cake and trailing onto the cake platter.
This homemade Blues Clues birthday cake was truly a labor of love, but Kenni will only be 2 once, so we had to do it up big. I purchased Wilton's Blue's Clues pan off of eBay. I used one box of cake mix and about 5 containers of frosting. Blue was baked the night BEFORE -- I decorated just in case things didn't go as planned.
I used Bakers Joy with flour to keep the cake from sticking to the pan. To speed things up I mixed up the various Wilton frosting colors ahead of time and refrigerated them. The trickiest part of this homemade Blues Clues birthday cake was runny frosting. I had to keep stopping so that I could cool the frosting again. If I had thought ahead I would have bought more frosting tips and applicators. Having multiples would have expedited the process a lot quicker.
I had to frost, refrigerate, clean the frosting tip, switch out the bag, it was a lengthy process. I piped in Blue's party hat pink, and used M&M's for the dots on the hat, as well as for her eyes. Six hours later, this is the end result. Happy Birthday Kennedy!
I've made plenty of birthday cakes for my kids before, but this Blues Clues Birthday Cake was the first time I had decided to go "all out" and try working with fondant. Because I had never used it before, I decided to just make Blue the dog out of the fondant, and to use buttercream icing on the rest of the cake. I baked a white 1/4 sheet cake, then iced it in white buttercream.
I used store bought fondant, and colored it with Sky Blue for Blue's body, and Royal Blue for her spots. I bought the edible eyes at a cake decor shop, and colored a small amount of the buttercream with Royal Blue for the nose and pawprint. I used a template I found online for the body and spots, and piped the darker blue details with a #2 round tip.
After I had placed the finished blue on the cake, I added the other decorations with Royal Blue colored buttercream, and used a candle set I found at a local party store.