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Coolest Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Cake 33

by Beki
(Cypress, TX, USA)

Homemade Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Cake

Homemade Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Cake

Homemade Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Cake
Homemade Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Cake

This Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Cake was my first attempt at making a two tier cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday. The Yo Gabba Gabba characters were bath squirter toys that I purchased online. The boombox was a rice cereal treat covered in fondant and decorated with decorator icing.

The cake was made using two nine inch cake pans and one 1.6 L Pyrex bowl for the top layer. You could use two " cake pans also for the top. For the bottom I used doctored up vanilla cake mix to make it sturdy. The top cake was a box chocolate cake mix. I put the bottom cake on a 10 in cake board covered in a green scrapbooking paper that sticks. The top cake was put on a 8 in cake board cut to shape the cake.

I cut the top cake in half and then filled the top and bottom cake with homemade buttercream and crushed oreos. Then I crumb coated both cakes. I colored the buttercream with Wilton's rose gel coloring and leaf green gel. After the buttercream crusted I used viva paper towels and fondant smoother to make a smooth finish. For the fondant decorations I used Duff's buttercream fondant that I used a coupon for. It tastes a lot better than most pre-made fondants.

I then sectioned off the fondant and colored them using Wilton's orange, red, leaf green, teal, yellow, and pink gel coloring. For the dots behind the lettering I smoothed a small section of the colored fondant on a fondant mat and cut them out using the bottom of a large pastry star tip. I used the remaining colored fondant to make fondant balls. I had small letter cutters that I cut the letters out in white fondant.

The balloons were cut out with the letter q I had and made strings out of fondant. The sign behind the name was colored in sky blue gel coloring and cut freehand using an exacto knife.

To assemble the cake I put the bottom tier on the cake pan and put the fondant balls down to hide the imperfections. Before I put the top layer down I used the Pyrex bowl to imprint where I wanted the top cake tier to go. I then used 5 cardboard dowels in a circle where the top tier would go so the cake doesn't sink in. I then dropped the top cake which takes two people. We used a sturdy large flat spatula. Any imperfections could be smoothed out using a viva paper towel or covered with the fondant balls. I then attached the letters to the dots by painting a small amount of water to the back since it was dried out.

I then attached the dots to the buttercream and added smaller fondant balls to the bottom of the top tier. I then attached the sign and the balloons to the bottom. For Plex and the boombox I just covered a square of rice krispie treat with fondant and used bbq skewers to stick them in the cake for a higher look. I assembled the rest of the characters. I tried putting Muno & Toodee to the side but ruined the cake. I had a little extra buttercream to cover up the mistakes.

I was very proud of my two tier cake! My daughter and everybody else loved it and I hope you do to!

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by: Anonymous

That is a lot of work! But looks excellent. Thanks for the fondant tips of coloring tips. Gives me hope :)

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