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Coolest Veggie Tales Birthday Cake 17

by Mandy S.
(Lacombe, AB Canada)

Homemade Bob And Larry Cake

Homemade Bob And Larry Cake

My Mum and I tried to make this Veggie Tales Birthday Cake very simple, we were worried that it wouldn't come out the greatest, but I was REALLY happy with how it came out!

We made two round cakes(one used for Bob and the other for the little part with the writing on it) with one cake mix and then with another we made a 9x13 for Larry. We made the icing by ourselves with and added the food coloring. For the red we got a 'professional' red food coloring from Micheal's as we heard that the cheap stuff will usually go pink(either way, this stuff was NOT expensive at all and the shade of red was just perfect!).

We cut out Larry's shape from the 9x13 cake, so that he wouldn't be so straight up and stiff. Then we ended up cutting half of one of the round cakes(the one with the writing) and added that onto the bottom part of Larry, to make him taller than Bob, because without that they were almost the same height and it looked kind of funny. Once we added on the bottom part we just covered over it with icing and you couldn't even tell the difference.

We made their noses out of icing, just rolled it in a small ball in our hands and then put them in the freezer for a while until they were solid.

The eyes were also made with icing. We actually traced a poster size picture that my son had of Bob and Larry that just happened to be almost the exact sizes that we needed for the cakes. So we traced their eyes and mouths so that we would know how big they should be. I used a large spoon to scoop one some white icing for the eyes and then with a toothpick, spread it around, making sure that they kept their egg-like shape. I did the same for Bob's mouth and Larry's mouth was a black piece of construction paper with a glob of icing for the tooth. We used jellybeans for the eyes and they were just the right size. for Bob's stem we just used the leftover green icing and again, shaped a little piece and froze it for the little part sticking up on the top.

I was really nervous about making this cake but my Mum and I had a blast and we were so happy with the end result! My son loved them and had a great 1st birthday party.

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Very cool
by: Crystal

First off I want to tell you how cool this cake is! I was wondering what size of round cake pan you used for Bob?

great VeggieTales cake!
by: Kristin

Your VeggieTales cake is by far the best looking one I've seen as I've been searching for ones to use as reference for my son's birthday cake. Your proportions are perfect and I'm so glad to see that a cake can look so clean and professional without having to use fondant! Thanks for your detailed explanation of putting it together, it makes attempting my own a little less scary.

cake pan size
by: Mandy Santana

Hi Crystal,

I used an 8 inch round cake pan. It turned out to be the perfect size. Thank you both so much for your comments:) I was quite proud of how the cake turned out, and trust me, if you take your time (I did this cake the day before his actual party) and have fun, it will turn out beautifully! Hope it works out for you:)

Icing
by: Anonymous

How did you make the icing?? Thanks!

Icing
by: Amanda

Yes very curious about your icing recipe. Your color and texture look the best I've seen. Please share! I have a 1st birthday in April

Icing
by: Sarah

I was wondering how you made your icing? This is a great cake and I would like to make it this week for my daughter's birthday. Thanks!

finally
by: Jarinel

I'm so glad you made this cake! I've been researching every where for Veggie Tale cakes. I have my 1st son's 1yr old bday and I want it to be just right. I want to do Bob and Larry separated because I want to do a cake in the middle due to so many guest. I couldn't find anything. All the other ones had Larry so stiff lol. But thank you because now I can do your cakes. In 5 weeks I will be able to have the cakes I want.

Icing
by: Heather

Your cakes are amazing! I am curious how you made your icing though?!? I want to make these for my son's 4th birthday in August! Thanks!

How to make the icing...
by: Mandy

Hi everyone, so sorry I didn't respond sooner about how to make the icing! We have been on the move lately back and forth between Chile and Canada and just haven't even looked on here to see if anyone had commented.

The icing for these cakes is a basic butter icing, nothing fancy. We used green and red food coloring, and just added it until the colours looked exactly right. Word of advice though..do NOT use cheap red food colouring that you just get at a grocery store...I was told by many people that it will turn pink and look terrible. I went to Michael's craft store and got what they called "professional"red food colouring"...but it was still pretty cheap, only cost about 3 dollars if I'm not mistaken...but definitely worth it!

Here is the butter icing recipe I used.

1/3 cup butter or margarine
4 1/2 cups powdered (or icing) sugar (*note* NOT regular sugar)
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsps vanilla

In a bowl, beat marg till fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly
beat in milk and vanilla. Slowly beat in remaining sugar. Add additional milk, if needed, to make a spreading consistency. Tint with food colors, if desired. Makes enough to frost tops and sides of two 9" cake layers.


Hope this helps! Have fun making your cakes :)

Tools and tips
by: krupa

The cake looks fantastic! Coloring and shape looks great and nice expressions too :)What tools did you use to cut and shape the cake? Could you please share any tips?

Thank you,
krupa

loved it!
by: Anonymous

we made this cake for my son's birthday this past weekend and it turned out great! Thanks for the tips!

crumb coat
by: Anonymous

When you say crumb coat. you mean you crumbled cake and sprinkled it on top of the cake?

Crumb Coating
by: Amy Watkins



It's not about using crumbs to coat the cake; it's coating the cake to keep the crumbs in.

Too Cool!
by: Lara

I Googled Veggie Tales birthday cake to get ideas for my son's themed party and I saw yours first thing. Guess what my son's name is? Yep: Josiah. LOL! I added it to Pinterest. Great job! Hope mine turns out well.

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