Coolest Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba 2nd Birthday Cake 44
by Korann B.
(Windsor, CT, USA)
Homemade Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba 2nd Birthday Cake
I made this Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba 2nd birthday cake for a child who absolutely LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba. Brobee is his favorite character so I decided to focus on that (after changing my mind about a million times before).
The cake is a simple square two layer marble cake. It is filled with whipped cream and frosted with marshmallow buttercream, made from Marshmallow Fluff and powdered sugar. I created the image and the sides of the cake using Wilton Sugar Sheets. I cut the shape of Brobee from a light green sugar sheet and used the leftover piece to cover the front of the cake. I covered the other 3 sides with a dark green sugar sheet.
I used green decorating gel and green frosting for his "fur" stripes, his mouth is made from a fruit roll up, his eyes are white whipped cream and black buttercream and his unibrow is also black buttercream. The sugar sheets are pretty easy to work with, you just need to make sure you plan, plan, plan before you start so you don't waste any because they are a bit pricey.
The cake was a HUGE hit. The birthday boy loved it, as well as all of the guests. The marshmallow icing is a good choice because it holds up well, the sugar sheets don't buckle as the cake sits like they tend to do when placed on whipped cream or regular buttercream. The frosting does get very hard when refrigerated but cuts very easily when it sits at room temperature for a little while.
I made a Yo Gabba Gabba homemade Brobee cake for my son's 1st birthday. I used an 11x15 pan and two basic cake mixes. I put it in the fridge over night so it was really easy to work with the next day.
I carved the head and then the legs out. I also baked another cake in a 9x9 pan and carved the arms out of it. Then I made buttercream icing, tinted it and decorated! I found it was easier to do the face after I marked it out with a toothpick first. Just drag the toothpick through the icing and then go over it with the color frosting of your choice.
I also used Wilton ready to use in Kelly Green for the dark stripes. It worked out great. It was hard to find something to put it on so I ended up covering two cookie sheets with tin foil and overlapping them to hold the cake. I used the extra batter from the 9x9 cake to make cupcakes to go with it and iced them different colors for the characters. I also used 3 of the cupcakes and cut them into triangles for his "horns".
My triplets turned two this year and the only way we could find to explain what was going on was by using the Gabba episode with Brobee's Birthday. They expressed their need for a Brobee cake, so I tried my best to accommodate them.
I used 2 puddings in the Mix Devil's Food Cakes, baked in 9x13 pans. I let them cool, then placed them on a sheet of cardboard covered in foil. I then placed them (covered in foil) in the freezer overnight. When I was ready to frost old Brobee I used one of the cakes for "parts"- arms, legs, cones.
I did trim the body cake to show some definition. For the frosting I just used the ready made container rather than making my own, but I mixed the color in with my hand mixer. In doing this I managed to almost double the amount of frosting, by putting some air into it.
I would say ultimately the party was a success, and the girls are still asking to see the Brobee cake. He didn't last through the night.