I used 1 box of yellow cake in a 13x9.5,2 inch pan and 1 box of funfetti cake for 24 cupcakes and 4 cans of white/vanilla frosting (2 for yellow & one for black and another for the cupcakes)
After reading some tips on this site, I baked the body first... let cool & then wrap in in saran wrap & put in freezer for 2-3 hours. This will make cutting his ears much easier & less crumby. (I printed & cut out the head template & use it as a cutting guide. I also covered some cardboard with wax paper to use as a base. This makes icing, storing & transferring a bit easier.)
After cutting, do a crumb coat (thin layer) of frosting and freeze for 30 more minutes.
*Tip: Color frosting right in the container by using just one beater! I made sure to match the color of the frosting to my paper template.
I flipped the pan I used for baking over and was able to spin or "lazy susan" my cardboard base.
Cover cake with desired amount of frosting. (My frosting job wasn't perfect, but after I added the facial features it made it look a lot better... so don't get discouraged.) Before I added the black, I chilled the cake in the freezer again (for about 15 mins) to give the yellow a chance to set. Add the black features using a bag & writing tip (or snip the corner of a baggie)
Voilà! You've created Wubbzy!
(Don't transfer him to a plate or display board until just before the party. Add his arms, legs & tail at that time as well.) The better chilled he is, the better he'll do in transport & transfer.
The cupcakes were much easier. You don't have to worry so much about the frosting being perfect, because you just dip & roll the iced tops in colored sugar sprinkles. Then top with some Wubbzy ring favors!
This was my first attempt & I must say we were very pleased with how it all came together.
Huge THANKS to all the previous submissions for their tips & inspiration.
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