For my daughter's 2nd birthday, she wanted a Blue's Clues cake. Her older sister had a "Blue" cake, so she chose a "Magenta" cake instead. We used the same cake pan, the Wilton Blues Clues Cake Pan.
We used the Wilton Release with a pastry brush to completely coat the inside of the pan. After baking, the cake came loose completely and didn't stick anywhere. We covered a cake board with aluminum foil so the icing colors wouldn't bleed onto the cake board. We crumb coated the cake with white icing first so no crumbs would get in the colored icing.
We followed the directions that came with the pan. I believe this cake pan is discontinued, but we found it easily online. It comes with step by step instructions to help make decorating it very easy. It explains all the techniques you'll need. We followed the directions using tips 3, 16, and 21. We used tip 3 to pipe in the Happy Birthday message on the Handy Dandy Notebook. We used tip 16 to do the stars that covered the body, and tip 21 to decorate along the edge of the entire cake to finish it off. Since she wanted a Magenta cake, we just used Wilton icing colors to make several shades of pink icing rather than the blue.
She loved her Magenta cake and it was a huge hit at the party - we had lots of leftover cake too - it made a lot!
For my daughter's 2nd birthday my mother in law and I made her a Blues Clues cake. It was a lot easier than I thought it was gonna be and didn't take too long either. I searched the internet for ideas. I ended up using some suggestions from this website. I printed out a template of Blues head from the Nick Jr website.
I baked the cakes a head of time using 2 10 inch round cake pans. I then froze them. The day before the party I took the cakes out of the freezer as I was about to start the cake. It was a little hard to cut them, I should have taken them out maybe a half hour or so before. I cut out the template and placed it on the middle of one cake and cut the head out with a sharp knife.
Then I placed the ears on the other cake and cut them out. I also cut out a small piece of left over cake for his tongue. I used food coloring to make blue frosting and frosted the cake. Then I used teal food coloring for Blues' spots.
I used marshmallows for his eyes and I wanted to use Junior Mints for his eye balls but forgot to buy them, the only thing I had was red M&Ms. Finally my mother in law star tipped the cake. It came out great and my daughter and guests loved it!