I made this first clown cake for my niece when she turned one. To make, I baked 2 cakes, one 8" round and one 9x13 rectangle. When cooled I cut the rectangular cake into a triangle, taking note to the width of the round cake. I used the round pan and curved short end of the triangle to fit a little snugger around round cake. (This does not have to be perfect since you will be piping a trim on the hat anyhow).
Iced round cake flesh color. Using black icing to pipe details for face. Posotion triangled cake onto head. Using a #18 star tip pipe hat part of the hat. Using #23 pipe the trim and pom~pom at the top. I pulled the stars out an alternated direction to add fullness to trim & pom pom.
To serve the guest I used melted candies to make baby heads and party favors. To make you will need to melt candy and color fleshtone. I used the Wilton candy wafer melting tray for the shape of the heads. When cooled I used melted chocolate to decorate faces.
For hair place molded head smooth side down on wax or parchment paper. Using a squeeze bottle with a fine tip squiggle some hair on the top of the head. (if your going for a curl that stands up you must make sure you attach it to the head while squeezing it) when cooled lift off of paper and position a top a frosted cupcake. If you look to the right in the photo you will see some candies made this way.
I needed a large cake for my granddaughter’s first birthday and since she was having a clown perform at the party I came up with this happy clown face cake.
I used a 14” round for the face; an 11”x15” oblong for the bow tie and hat. I habitually use a yellow cake mix for all my cakes...(I think I need to experiment with other flavors but I like to use what has worked for me in the past).
I made my own pattern to cut out the bow tie and hat. There is buttercream frosting on the tie and I immediately placed small bubblegum balls into the icing. They did stay on the bow tie! The face is covered with white fondant. In order to make sure the clown face was “happy” and not scary I drew a few patterns first and then cut them out of the colored fondant. The nose is a ball of red fondant.
The hat is covered in red fondant and large gumballs are set into buttercream frosting to cover the seam between the hat and head. Wilton cutters were used to letter the hat. The ball on the top of the hat is simply a round cutout of cake covered in blue fondant.
The hair is simply colored buttercream frosting –large Wilton tip. This cake was fun to make and much easier than many of the others I’ve made.