I did this Blues Clues cake for my son's second birthday. Blues Clues things were hard to find. I had found some cakes online but did not want to make Blues body because that was a lot of blue frosting.
So I made two white 9x13 cakes and stacked them. I made buttercream frosting and used that for most of the cake. I used the gel food coloring to tint the icing because don't have to use as much and it doesn't effect the taste. I did buy a tube of the gel frosting from the store to outline Blue.
To make Blue I printed off a picture from the internet, cut her out and traced it with a toothpick.
It turned out very cute and my son loved it! I decorated around the cake with books that we already owned (one happened to be Blues Birthday)and just bought two different colors of blue plates and napkins. I also put paw prints all over the table cloth around the cake for a little extra decoration.
I made this Blues Clues Cake in 2001 in Africa for a colleague's daughter's birthday. I used the Wilton Blue's Clues cake pan and followed the instructions that came with the pan as to the tubes to use. Most of the cake is made with a medium star tube. I used my mom's home-made butter cream icing recipe, which is really rather simple: a package of powdered sugar, about 1 cup of shortening, 1 tsp vanilla and some milk, then blended with an electric mixer, adding milk or powdered sugar until it is the desired consistency. I hardly ever measure. It is important for the star tube that the icing not be too runny, but that it has a good quantity of shortening and powdered sugar to keep the form of the stars and so they don't flatted in the heat.
I used paste colors added to the white icing to make the different colors, since I get the best results for consistent color and no bleeding.
My 3 year old wanted a Blues Clues Birthday Party. I have a Wilton pan, but I'm not a fan of having to star tip the whole cake. So I started searching the net looking for other ideas.
These two cakes are a 9x13 cake pan with 1 1/2 box of mix each. I found a coloring book page of Blues face and blew it up to fit just inside the cake pan. I baked the cake, then froze it for 24 hours.
While it was still pretty frozen I placed the pattern on top and stuck toothpicks down in it to keep it on the cake. I then just cut them out with a knife. I colored one blue for Blue and one pink for Magenta. Of course I then made darker colors for their spots and noses. Their eyes are just white icing, and in this picture its M&M's inside the eyes but I ended up changing it to chocolate chips.
I baked a 14" marbled layer cake and trimmed to level. Frosted it with tinted florescent green butter cream. I made Blue out of Gum Paste purchased at a local department store that sells cake decorations. I made Blue a week before the birthday party so she could dry thoroughly. The template was used from NickJr.com.
I accented the cake with florescent pink, purple, and orange piping. My granddaughter who just turned one loved it! It was fun watching her eat the bright colors. Since Blue was made from Gum Paste, it traveled very well. I had fun working with the florescent colors. The gum paste character was rock hard, so we discarded it before we cut the cake.
This Blues Clues Birthday Cake was one of my most enjoyable children's cake I have made.