I was having a hard time trying to come up with a homemade clown birthday cake idea for my son Joseph on his 4th Birthday and after looking on the net, I decided to just design my own.
The first thing that I had to do was cut out a couple of templates using some large sheets of thin cardboard. One for the face and hat, the other for bow tie. I used household items to help me with the shapes. Example: Trace around a dinner plate for the face size. Different sized drinking glasses for pom pom and bow. For the hat I just used a ruler and rounded it on the edges.
Next step was to make up a simple slab of sponge cake and cut out the shapes using a sharp knife. To decorate I used vanilla icing, separate portions which I coloured using food dye and coated each section the colour of choice.
Last was the lollies and edging. Silver balls on the pom pom, piped coloured icing for any lines, round sugared jelly and smarties for the eyes. Coloured sprinkles on the hat. Hundreds and thousands for the hair. One can go wild with their imagination.
I had lots of fun creating this homemade clown birthday cake and my son thought it was the best birthday ever!
This is my clown cake! My 4 year old grand-daughter climbed in my lap and ask "Grandma can you fix me a Clown Cake?" I said yes and her sister said "well we are having our party together-so you need to fix me a flower cake!"
So to start I took a cake decorating class at our local craft store. It's not very hard to play with colors and you really can't mess up ...children will eat it up! This is a box mix-vanilla with strawberry pie filling in between the layers. I iced it with a butter cream icing. The colors were from the tubs of icing you buy at any grocery store.
I made her name out of melted purple candy. I think that this is just a lot of fun to do! Please don't hold back. I mean this with my whole heart, it's easy and fun. If you have enjoyed coloring a picture you will enjoy designing your first, second, third....cake. I have done dozens of cakes and I have never been paid for one. I give cakes as gifts of LOVE!
This was my first clown cake. This idea came from the Wilton Cake Decorating Courses I have taken. I used a double layer white cake. The top is iced white, with the side iced yellow. I used polka dots of various colors around the side of different sizes.
The clowns were made from different sized star tips with a already made plastic clown head. The shoes and hands were made with the same tip as the polka dots on the side. One tip, if you ever make a cake like this, is not to worry about the two colored icings meeting up at the edge of the top. All you have to do is cover up the lines between the two colors with a wide decorative border around the edges.
I enjoyed making this cake because of the various colors used through out the cake, and the many techniques that were used to make the cake. This can be used in many birthday party cakes and you can even make it two tiers with the clowns wrapped around the columns.