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by Elaine T.
(Arkansas)

Homemade Sonic the Hedgehog Birthday Cake

Homemade Sonic the Hedgehog Birthday Cake

My son can be so unconventional, he always wants something that is not the latest craze. He wanted a Sonic the Hedgehog cake when Sonic cakes were rarely found. Plus, he has food allergies, so it had to homemade. So that's when I discovered Frozen Buttercream Transfers and taught myself how to work with icing.

It was so much fun to make! It was very time consuming and I am glad I practiced on a smaller cake first. I went for something easy since I am still a cake noob. I wrote Happy Birthday on the side and presented it for the one and only person it mattered to: my son. He loved it and was as giddy as... well as a 5 year-old on his birthday!

I wanted to use a lighter colored icing for the background, but the kiddo wanted chocolate everything. The FBCT, however, was made with store-bought vanilla Betty Crocker icing so the food coloring would be at it's best. The cake was a simple Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate Cake Mix - allergy free, of course! Quick review of it: Everyone thought it tasted great! Found it at the local health food store, but I heard Albertson's carried it as well. I used two boxes to make a double layered cake, which it wasn't easy to do with this cake mix considering there isn't much to hold it together. But icing is a nice glue and cover up, so I practiced with it and it turned out nice!

At the party I got a lot of compliments from the parents, even an, "She didn't make that. She bought it." Haha! That's is a compliment if you ask me! Everyone enjoyed it and I was very proud of learning something new (and thankful it turned out well). But mostly, I was happy that the kids were tickled with it. I call that a success!

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