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Coolest Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Cake 46

by Shaneska H.
(Sacramento, CA)

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 three tier Yo Gabba Gabba cake I made for my grand daughter's first birthday party. It was a hit! She absolutely loves the show and loves to dance, so we had a Yo Gabba Gabba themed party with live characters too.

I have been designing cakes for a year now learning a lot of different techniques on YouTube. And over the time I have gotten really good without even going to school for it. So I decided to make something big and wowing!

I started with three cake pans 10", 8" and 6". You can make it as thick as you want. I decided to make a DJ Lance, and since the cake was for a girl, I decided to also do two of the girl characters Foofa and Toodie. So after crumb coating all three tiers I decided to freeze the cakes for easiest placing of the fondant. This works well to prevent the fondant from sliding or tearing; however, I noticed that once I covered the cake with fondant, it made it very difficult to smooth because the cake started to defrost and the fondant became very moist on the cake and I had to let the cake dry completely over night before starting to decorate.

The first layer I started off making DJ Lance, this I made with two 10" cakes. I leveled the 1st cake and the 2nd layer I left top on. I just shaped it to look more like head or hat shape which I put on top of leveled cake. After frosting I made some orange colored marshmallow fondant and placed it over the cake. Then I cut a rectangle shape of orange fondant off the cake and used some dark brown fondant in its place to create the face.

I used two of the fondant round cutters for the eyes, the medium and the small. I used the medium one for the white part of the eyes, and small for the black part. Then I just took a desired size of brown fondant and shaped it into what I wanted the nose to look like. Then to the hardest part of the entire cake which was the glasses. I used black fondant that I had to make in severely parts. You may want to think about a better way to this because this was a big challenge and I was not happy with it but I continued anyways. I put the hat logo and also the Yo Gabba Gabba logo at the end of putting the whole cake together.

The second tier was Toodie. I used two 8" cakes both leveled. After frosting I used sky blue mixed with turquoise fondant over the cake. Then I used the two round cutters for the eyes again but only this time I shaped it to a more oval eye shaped. Then I took a small piece of black fondant and rolled into a ball shape for the nose. I used a lighter turquoise fondant and hand carved the whiskers shape and then I hand colored eye lashes with black frosting color.

The top tier was Foofa, I used the 6" leveled cake and used a pink fondant over cake. The eyes and nose I did the same as Toodies. And added a flower on top. And finished all cakes with a nice boarder.

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