This Bob the Builder cake was so much fun. The cake itself was just a simple round, smeared in butter cream. Then I covered it it a skin colored homemade marshmallow fondant. Making these colors was incredibly time consuming!
Sculpting the nose took a bit of work. Cutting the hat was pretty simple. The square appearing on his cheek is actually a shadow from a phone camera. His ears were also sculpted from fondant as well as his trucks. His mouth I cut out the fondant and what you actually see is the white butter cream underneath! His eyes? M&Ms! 3rd birthday for my dear dear boy.
This Bob the Builder Cake was my first fondant cake. Everyone seemed to love it. My husband peeled the fondant off and loved the cake but still has a nose in the air for fondant.
My daughter is totally into Bob the Builder, so I Googled a picture of Bob, then enlarged it on a photocopier to fit a baking dish. I then started on my Bob the Builder cake.
I made two packets of Greens butter cake mix in the baking dish to make a slab cake. I traced the enlarged picture of Bob onto baking paper, cut it to size and then cut the cake to shape around the template with a knife.
I've used butter cream icing dyed different colours and licorice strap for the belt and trims. The tools are musk sticks and the licorice and the belt buckle is chocolate bullets. The red squares for his checkered shirt is just the soft ready made icing which was super easy to use It took me 3hrs to ice.
I didn't have, and hadn't even seen the Bob the Builder cake pan, but I found the Wilton "Little Hero" (firefighter)pan. I saw that it could be used to make multiple "Heroes" and I thought it would also make a great Bob the Builder cake.
The "fire hose" became Bob's wrench. I used one store-bought cake mix. I coated it with store bought cream-cheese icing and then used the box of Wilton decorator icing mix to make icing that was perfect for all of the decorating. On skin tone, I learned that it truly takes only a tiny bit of copper, because Bob's skin came out a little too orangey, but my 2 year old loved it and still talks about it.
It was my first real cake decorating experience and I was very pleased.
I created this Bob the Builder cake for my son's 3rd birthday party by using some similar ideas from pictures on this site. I baked a chocolate cake using a 9x13x3 inch cake pan (using 2 cake mixes), iced in a tinted green buttercream icing with a royal blue shell border.
I tinted the icing brown for the dirt path and used Keebler chocolate covered graham cookies for the smooth part and crushed Oreos for the remaining dirt.
I used my son's Bob the Builder characters for decorating the top. For the dirt pile in the left corner I piled pieces of the actual chocolate cake that I had shaved off when leveling it. I also used icing tip #233 for placing pieces of grass randomly on the cake.