In a desperate attempt to inspire everyone to think of Buzz Lightyear and not have to go into too much detail, I put a spin on the character's wardrobe and came up with what represented Buzz and his character's friends as a child could process. Turns out, this idea for this Homemade Toy Story Buzz Cake went perfect and the little kids were yelling over one another "That's Woody!" and "That's Buzz!".
My girlfriend, who I made the cake for, told me she didn't realize the top of the cake was Jessie until her daughter fell head over heels in love with the concept herself (6 year old). To be honest, I saw this idea's concept in a photograph I had Googled from Japan. It was a mall opening and this huge fake cake had been made outside this Toy Store in Tokyo. Looking it over, I made my own miniature version and put my own special touches to it.
NONE OF THE CAKE IS COVERED IN FONDANT, but the Star badge. Not even the cow print on Woody's layer. Took me forever and I went through quite a few Viva paper towels, but my final product even surprised me. The topper was a Buzz Lightyear Play-doh topper my kids had laying around the house. I sterilized it and slapped it on the top to give it the character's theme.
I've been asked to do this cake over and over again, but I'm just not interested in doing them more than once. I like a challenge, and I'm positive this challenge was met in complete succession. It's one of my very favorite.
My son loves Buzz Lightyear so I made this cake for his 3rd birthday using ideas from this website.
I made the figures out of moulding icing about three weeks prior to the birthday party. I found a picture of Buzz Lightyear, the rocket ship and star on the internet. I enlarged them to the sizes I required and printed them on wax paper. I then cut Buzz Lightyear into two pieces his main body and head, then prepared the colours I required using Wilton’s icing paste.
I then rolled out the white icing and placed the stencils upside down (so the ink would not come off on the icing) using a sharp knife I cut around the stencils. I continued the same process with the rest of the body parts, boots, belt, gloves. The smaller detail such as the eyes, mouth and nose was down free hand.
The writing was done using a small art paintbrush and Wilton icing paste. Once all the parts were dry I stuck them together with a small amount of water. On the day of the birthday I purchased a half slab cake from my local Woolworths, iced it and placed the figures on top. My son loved it. It took sometime but well worth it in the end.
I made this Buzz Lightyear birthday cake for my son's 4th birthday. I used 2 1/2 sheets, 1/4 sheet for the body, and a small mixing bowl for buzz's helmet/head. I used Hershey bars for the wings. I did a thin layer of frosting with a cherry preserve/cherry jell-o combo in the layers! (1 jar of an all fruit, no sugar or sugar sub, preserve with 1/2 package of the same flavor jell-o, heat the preserves for 30 seconds in microwave and add jell-o stir. Let filling set up before adding next layer!) DELISH!
I used buttercream frosting with the frosting gel colors and the glitter gel from Wilton for fun accents. I usually take a picture from online, then get it to the size I am going to make, and set it next to the cake I am decorating to not miss any details. Although I did forget to color in Buzz's eyes, no one else noticed, but we are always our own worst critics!
I also got some fun firework things from the dollar store to accent it! I know it may seem like a lot of cake, it is. We usually feed upwards of 30-50 people at our parties!