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Coolest Gnomeo and Juliet Birthday Cake

by Julie
(Oklahoma City, OK)

Coolest Gnomeo and Juliet Birthday Cake

Coolest Gnomeo and Juliet Birthday Cake

Coolest Gnomeo and Juliet Birthday Cake
Coolest Gnomeo and Juliet Birthday Cake

My daughter asked for a Gnomeo and Juliet Birthday party for her 4th Birthday. I searched this site and was disappointed to find no cakes with this theme. I usually copy one from here. I was on my own this time and this is my Gnomeo and Juliet Birthday Cake.

I made a two layer 14 inch cake for the base using strawberry boxed cake mixes. I added a one layer 6 inch cake on top for the characters to stand on. I used homemade butter cream frosting for the entire cake (except the fondant Cupid's Arrow Orchid and the little gardening tool accents, which were also fondant). I wasn't able to find any Gnomeo and Juliet toys (checked online and at the Disney store, apparently they didn't make them). I lucked upon some Gnomeo and Juliet plant stakes at a local hobby/craft store and planned the cake around them. In the movie the two characters mow a heart with their initials in some tall grass, so that was the inspiration for the grassy area. I used the same butter cream and a grass tip in the shaped of a heart leaving open the area that would have been mowed down - G + J for Gnomeo and Juliet. In the movie the characters meet while both were trying to get a Cupids Arrow Orchid for their garden, hence the fondant flower with the arrow drawn on it. I also found some small cookie cutters shaped like a spade, watering can and hedge clippers. I cut them from red and blue fondant (like the rival Gnome groups). I added silver fondant dusting powder for the metal parts. I mixed it with clear vanilla and painted it on (I had a few spots that I then touched up with the dry powder). I placed them around the large cake. I added two opposite facing spades to the top cake and placed the plant stakes on top. The red and blue flowers are sugar cookies. I cut small flower shaped cookies and inserted tooth pics prior to baking them. I decorated them with red and blue butter cream (thinner for cookies). My daughter loved it and I got lots of compliments for originality.

I have to give my daughter the credit though, the theme was all her idea.

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Gnomeo and Juliet
by: Anonymous

This cake is absolutely AWESOME

Outstanding!!
by: Brooke

The cake was amazing! Absolutely adorable & delish!! The cake, the hats! Everything she did was so cool! She even had lawn mower races out in the backyard for the kids!! Truly an amazing MOM/party thrower! ;)
I was at this party with my kiddos & they loved it!

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