My 3 year old has discovered Bob the Builder via net flix. and LOVES him. This was the theme he picked out, since nothing is available in stores for bob the builder we had to figure it out on our own, couldnt let his first choice for birthday theme not happen. This cake was made up of two chocolate 9x13 cakes and two white 9x13 cakes, with Rasberry filling in the middle. It has buttercream frosting as a base. the Road is mad if Chocolate Frosting tinted black and crushed chocolate fish crackers. we decided to have the candles be the power polls. we orderd the candles from a candle store and toys from ebay. This was my first time doing a cake that I had to decorate, so my mother inlaw helped. I made the cakes on Thursday morning and then my husband transfered the Cakes to his moms house to put in the freezer (they are easier to decorate while frozen. Friday morning my mother in law brought them back over to me to Decorate. we made the frosting and tinted it as close to the colors we wanted. (note if you want BLACK frosting use chocolate trying to tint white to black will take all your food color and will make it Grey) We used the Grey frosting to write with and make "sidewalks". This was fun and easy. I will try to make all his cakes from now on.
I made this Bob the Builder cake for my son's 2nd birthday. I got a lot of inspiration from this site and other various pictures I found online. I used a 10 inch square cake pan, with two layers of cake (one mix per layer).
The cake is covered in fondant, which I tinted light green. The mound of grass in the center is actually a mini number 2 cake. I used a grass tip to cover it, which makes it difficult to make out the original shape. In the future, I will try covering with royal icing instead, so you can still make out the number.
I scooped a small portion out of the number two and placed it in Muck's dump truck and loader. A friend made the Happy Birthday sign for me and I attached it to two wood bbq skewers that I trimmed down and then inserted into the cake.
The Bob figurine and construction signs are part of the BTB cake kit you can purchase. It also comes with a large 'Muck', which I did not use. Instead I used three small die cast vehicles that I purchased in a set around Easter.
I used a grass tip along the base of the cake and cut out orange construction cones. This was my first time using fondant, so I didn't get the edges folded perfectly. I covered up the imperfection with the orange cones.
I made this Bob the Builder cake for my son's 3rd birthday. First I printed off a picture from the internet and then had it enlarged to fit inside my large roasting tin. I used a normal sponge recipe and put this into the roasting tin.
Once the cake was cooked and cooled I then put the picture of Bob on the cake and cut round him. I then traced the different pieces i.e his hat, trousers etc onto another piece of paper to use these as templates and cut out the fondant icing. I allow enough icing to cover the sides of the cake aswell.
I used any type of jam and spread this onto the cake so that the icing sticks onto it. I used some already coloured icing-yellow and red, but for Bob's skin I used white icing and then dipped a little bit of red colouring onto it. It does take quite a lot of kneading. I also did this to make the brown by mixing food colouring together. It does take a bit of trial and error but you get there in the end!!
For his top I covered it in yellow and then cut red squares to form the checks. To finish I just use a icing pen to outline him.