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Coolest Buzz and Woody Toy Story Cake 14

by Dena H.
(Millersport, Ohio)

Homemade Buzz and Woody Toy Story Cake

Homemade Buzz and Woody Toy Story Cake

I made a Buzz and Woody Toy Story Cake for my nephew Noah's 4th birthday party. His cake was his favorite flavor, CHOCOLATE! I used Betty Crocker Super Moist cake mixes and baked according to the package. This cake was a 9x13.

I make my buttercream icing recipe which is 2 cups shortening, 2lbs powered sugar, 1 TBSP Wilton Powdered Egg Whites, 1TSP Clear Vanilla Extract, 1 TSP Butter Extract, 1/4TSP Almond Extract, 1/4TSP Coconut Extract and enough water to get it to the consistency I want.

The first thing I did was make a buttercream transfer of Woody and Buzz. I did that by taping a coloring page onto a baking sheet and covering it with plastic wrap that I pull tight. Then I trace all the lines on the page with black icing and then fill in all the other areas and details with colored icing that I have thinned. You can thin icing by adding more water or you could use corn syrup.

I like using the water. I then put that in the freezer and froze it until it's firm, about 20 mins. Then I spread a thick layer of my black round colored icing over the picture and put it back in the freezer until firm. Then I started off the cake by icing it with a thin layer called a "crumb coat". Once that is dry I use my icing tip (a big tip that allows you to pipe either a smooth side or a lined side) to pipe the sides of the cake with the lined side. Then I top the top of the cake with icing and smooth it out with parchment paper when it has dried.

Then I am ready for my transfer and I just place it on the cake and peel off the plastic wrap. I piped a border around the transfer with a Big Star Tip and also around the top and bottom of the cake. I added "Happy Birthday Noah" and it was done!

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don't understand
by: Anonymous

please explain "Then I spread a thick layer of my black round colored icing over the picture and put it back in the freezer until firm"
I'd like to make this cake but don't understand the above statement. Help!

please explain thick layer of black round
by: Anonymous

I don't understand what you mean either by spreading a thick layer of black round colored icing over the picture. When you put it on the cake is it in reverse from the picture? I would like to make this for this weekend, would I be able to do it a few days ahead of time and leave in the freezer?

background
by: Anonymous

I think she meant to type "background" not black round. An extra layer would provide stability to the transfer.

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