My daughter loved Blues Clues, so we made her a Blues Clues cake for her 2nd birthday. We used the Wilton Blues Clues Cake Pan to make the cake.
I used the Wilton Cake Release with a pastry brush to completely coat the inside of the pan prior to pouring in the batter. After it was done baking, it easily came out of the pan with no areas sticking. I decorated it per the instructions on the pan. We crumb coated the entire cake in thinned white icing. We used tips 3, 16, and 21. We used tip 3 to pipe in the Happy Birthday message on the Handy Dandy Notebook. We used tips 16 stars to decorate the bulk of the body in the dark and medium blues.
We also used tip 21 to outline the entire cake when we were finished. We placed the entire cake on a saran-wraped cake board so the icing wouldn't bleed onto the cardboard top. I believe this pan is discontinued, but we were able to easily find it online. My daughter loved her Blues Clues cake and we had a ton of left over cake!
The instructions that come with the pan were very helpful in showing how to do all the techniques required. It provided step-by-step instructions and was easy to follow. It was a big hit at her party!
My son went through a phase of LOVING Blue so it was all hands on deck trying to find a Homemade Blue's Clue's Birthday Cake Idea, which I could not, as we cannot buy Blue items in Australia anymore. So in the end I made a template of some pictures I had printed off onto a calendar I made, and enlarged one of them as big as i could, then copied it freehand and used that as my guide. Butter icing in 3( light, medium and a little dark ) shades of blue and a pink for the tongue and the cake making began. The icing I just added colour to until I thought it looked right. HE LOVED IT!!! Which made the effort worthwhile although it is VERY easy to make compared to some.
I used a homemade mud cake and found that this created much less crumbing than any other cake I have ever made when cutting it, which made icing it with a butter cream really simple and quick because I wasn't pulling crumbs out every few seconds.
Something I found useful was to leave the template on until I had coloured in the spots on the ears, the tongue and so on, just meant everything was in it's place and it helped hold the icing together and didn't put me off my line so to speak.
I made this Blue's Clues cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. She requested a "Blue" cake even though she doesn't watch the show. I looked at a lot of cakes online and this is what I came up with.
I found a picture of Blue's head in a story book and enlarged it on the photocopier to make a template to follow.
I baked two 9x13 chocolate cakes and made my own butter cream frosting.
I cut the head shape out of the cakes after freezing them to make them easier to work with. I cut the nose out of the scraps to give the cake some depth.
I tinted the majority of the frosting the lighter blue using neon liquid food colouring and also made a small amount of the darker blue colour for her spots and a very small amount of red for her tongue.
I used blue and red sugar crystals on her spots and tongue on top of the icing to jazz it up a little.
For the eyes I used 1 large marshmallow and cut the ends off for each eye. I then added icing and sparkles for the blue.