This Homemade and Easiest Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Cake was created from scratch in just over an hour! Great for a last minute emergency job, or for those of us who are not blessed with as many cake making skills as others out there.
It is literally just 2 homemade block cakes sandwiched with a bit of jam and mock cream in the middle. There is regular icing on the top with licorice strips.
My main advise is be generous with the jam and icing sugar, and make sure that your licorice strips are thin enough to shape easily. Put the licorice on the cake when the icing is semi dry, but not completely (you don't want the licorice sinking completely into the cake but you don't want it balancing on the top, either.) Remember, many kids don't like licorice and so you need to be able to easily take it off once the cake is cut.
Make sure that you have a copy of the book or film by your side and so you can copy the book character correctly. (If your kids are anything like mine they will already have most of the books on their book shelf)
Try to get a picture of the character with as little detail as possible. This will make the end result more effective, make the cake even easier to decorate and the kids will definitely be able to work out who it is meant to be. You could even present the cake with a copy of the book next to it.
All the kids loved it at my son's 10th birthday party. They even watched the film!
How easy can you get?
Comments for Coolest and Easiest Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Cake
This Diary of a Wimpy Kid book cake was for my nephew's 11th birthday. I asked him what kind of cake he wanted and he said something to do with Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Not knowing much about the book except that my son had it, I thought a cake replica of the book would be a good idea.
It was fairly easy to make. The cake is a 13x9 covered with white butter-cream and red fondant for the cover. The bottom cover is just small strips of red fondant. I used a fork around the sides to make it look like pages. The picture was drawn with food coloring markers on a piece of white fondant. There is a piece of white fondant on the spine with the title of the book, but I don't have a good picture of that.
It was one of the easiest cakes that I have done and my nephew loved it and so did his friends.
My niece asked me to make a cake for her 8th birthday using the theme "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". I asked her which book was her favorite and took it from there.
I used a 10"x 3" square pan and cut 1.5 inches off after the cake was cooled to make it more of the shape of the book. I covered the sides with white fondant and covered the top with blue fondant. I used a dull knife to make the lines for book pages. I used black frosting with a tip #2 and drew the stick figures free hand and used tip #1 with light green frosting for the page lines.
She was very happy with her cake and everyone at her party loved it too!