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Coolest Sonic the Hedgehog Birthday Cake 20

by Lisa C
(Whitby, Ontario)

Homemade Sonic the Hedgehog Birthday Cake

Homemade Sonic the Hedgehog Birthday Cake

This is my Sonic the Hedgehog Birthday Cake I made for my boyfriend's 24th birthday, he's been a fan for a long time. This is also my first attempt at making a shaped cake, and making or using fondant icing. Big project! I got the photo from the internet, and actually found another person that used the same image later, but mine's done as a flat cake instead of actually shaping the contours.

I baked a 9 x 13 chocolate cake and used a print-out of the picture which I had blown up and cut out in the full size I wanted the final product to be. I had the cake laying on waxed paper on the board (keep things clean!) and turned the photo upside down. I cut around the picture so the cake was shaped like sonic the hedgehog. I did the legs and feet separately from the head and body to minimize waste.

I cut the pieces in half horizontally and filled them with my cherry jam mix i made, although the cake was too soft to lift the body layer off in one piece.. I cut the top layer in half instead and used a palette knife to lift both sides up.

I then flipped the cake over with the help of some extra card board by sliding the cake pieces onto board with the wax paper and then placing the real cake board upside down....flip!

Froze the cake for about 30 minutes at least before crumb coating, and then for about 30 minutes again before decorating....

On to decorating, made marshmallow fondant, covered the legs, feet then body, made the details and attached them and finally, piped decorative border around the bottom to hide those seams. Note: all the black outlining on the actual cake is fondant rolled, cut into strips, then rolled by hand into little lines. (this paragraph is understated considering it took me about 4.25 hours to decorate all together. haha, not including anything before the crumb coat.

Thanks for looking!

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Loovveeee IT!!
by: momof4

This is definitely one of the best cakes I have seen since I started my Sonic search! Great Job!

by: braines

It looks awesome! I am very impressed. Great job!

by: Anonymous

it's the best cake in the world!

love it
by: shaz

love it just go 2 find someone to make it for my son now

amazing cake :)
by: Alisa

This cake is the best cake on here! :) I really want a cake like this for my sons first birthday! :) his father loves sonic!! And my son shows an interest in him to :) is there any possible way u could make one I would pay you of course but this is the only cake I would want for him if ur at all interested my number is 7173861925

crumb coating
by: Anonymous

What is crumb coating?

awesome sauce
by: hyrizza

the cake looks sooo amazing you're so talented.....its my sons bday soon and he wants a sonic cake.....but i dont think i'd be able to make anything this good :)

Great Sonic!!!
by: JT

You did a great job on your sonic cake! I've 2 or 3 now, but have never posted the pics. Thanks for sharing your picture! Looking to do something different than I have done in the past.

by: Jerri

Your cake is the best, cutest cake I have EVER SEEN!!!! Fabulous job!

process explanation
by: Anonymous

Crumb coating is covering a cake with a very thin layer of icing, usually buttercream, to cover the cake to seal it, and form a protective layer over which the final layer of frosting will sit. It accomplishes a few goals:

Making it a LOT easier to not get crumbs in your final, pretty decorating

Making the surface of the cake more level, and hiding and imperfections and holes, especially when finishing the cake with fondant!

Thanks for sharing
by: CBs Mom

I would have sworn that this was from a pan! Great job with the cake. Thanks for sharing exactly how you did it! You are an 8th birthday lifesaver :-)!

sonic cakes
by: amanda

this is fantastic,my 6 year old wants a sonic cake for his birthday(29 march)i was thinking of were to get one,now i know.this is the best one i have seen and i have seen should do this as a side job and earn from you'r obvious skill.thank you.gonna get a baker to copy this.

sonic cake
by: Anonymous

ive been asked to make a sonic cake for a friend and ive tried looking a sonic cake tin but no look and then i discovered your cake and how you made it, i would like to use this cake if thats ok please?

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