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Coolest Giant Octopus Birthday Cake 27

Homemade Giant Octopus Birthday Cake

Homemade Giant Octopus Birthday Cake

Homemade Giant Octopus Birthday Cake
Homemade Giant Octopus Birthday Cake
Homemade Giant Octopus Birthday Cake
Homemade Giant Octopus Birthday Cake

For my son’s 1st birthday I went with an under the sea theme. I first found the plates and party decorations that I wanted to use and from there I came up with the Homemade Giant Octopus Birthday Cake. I used a Wilton 12x2 pan for the bottom layer, a Wilton 10x2 pan for the middle layer and the Wilton Sports Ball cake pan for the Octopus body. I placed rice krispy treats in a glass baking dish and once cooled, cut them into 8 strips for the legs.

I used the Wilton’s Buttercream Frosting recipe. The consistency of the icing was perfect for spreading and piping. I doubled the icing recipe for both the water and the Octopus body. I tinted the icing using Wilton’s gel colors in sky blue and orange. I first iced the bottom layer with the blue then added the middle layer and iced it blue as well. Before placing the ball on top, I piped stars on the bottom so that when I set the cake it would be neat and I wouldn’t be trying to keep the colors from mixing. Next, I “glued” the top part of the ball with a layer of icing and then held it secure with 4 skewers running completely down through the cake to the board. I finished piping the orange icing on the body. Finally, I molded the legs onto the cake and reinforced them with toothpicks then covered them in the same orange icing.

I made a separate batch of icing and colored some black for the eyes, and multiple colors for seaweed and grasses. I used the Wilton gel colors in Rose, Sky Blue, Green, and Lemon. I mixed rose and sky blue to get the purple. I piped faces using black icing on fish shaped crackers and whales. The sand was created using animal crackers that had been crushed in my food processor. As a finishing touch, I used colored melted chocolates and spooned them into seashell shaped candy molds.

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Even better in real life!
by: Rachel

I saw this cake in person and it was even COOLER!

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