My wife and I wanted to do something really special for our youngest's 3rd birthday, so for our 5th custom cake we decided to try for a full 3D Baby Jaguar From Diego Birthday Cake.
First she covered a chocolate sheet cake with green "grass" then I carved Baby Jaguar out of a yellow cake. It was a lot harder than I thought because the cake was so soft. Next time we'll probably use something stiffer, like a pound cake. Because the cake was so soft, the weight of the head kept shifting so we had to use bamboo skewers and a small piece of cardboard for support.
After finally getting the head on straight I started covering him in "fur" but my wife thought it would be easier to move him BEFORE he was iced, so she finished icing him after we moved him to the grass sheet cake.
The eyes, nose, and ears are made with a "faux-fondant butter-cream" recipe we found online. It came out okay, but the icing was too thick to spread properly, but not thick enough for easy shaping. The whiskers are just string licorice.
Our son loved the cake and is still talking about it weeks later.
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This Go Diego Go Birthday Cake was made for my son's 4th Birthday. He LOVES Diego and Baby Jaguar.
As with all complicated cakes, this one took two decorators. My friend Becky and I decorated this cake very quickly!
We used two cakes, one for the base and the other cut in half and stacked on top. We frosted a layer and then drew out the river and frosted inside our area the blue water adding in the white for waves. Then we made a path for Diego to stand- using brown sugar and crackers mixed together.
The rocks were made by Becky's daughter's with fondant swirled lightly inside. We formed the mountain, frosted it and stuck a tooth pick in it that said "snowy mountain".
The grass was piped on using the grass tip and two different colors of icing, alternating between the two. It was hard to get the frosting to stick to the sides, but patience helped a lot with that. The trees were made with pretzels and we stuck a plastic Diego, Baby Jaguar and monkey onto the cake.
When my daughter turned 3 she was obsessed with Go Diego Go. So I went with this theme for her birthday. I decided to make her cake instead of buying one. It was really easy.
I made a boxed cake mix in a 9x13 pan and frosted it with white frosting. I made a path with brown sugar and grass with green sugar. I used blue decorating gel to make water. At the store I bought a little Diego jeep and put it on the path. Then I got some Diego animals in a tube and put them in various places.
I also found this little animal set that came with lots of different stuff. I used a tree and log for decoration. Then I used some blue canned icing to pipe around the edges. Everybody loved it and I can't stress how easy it was.
I made this Diego cake for my son's 6th birthday. It took about 9 hours to decorate this cake. There were at least 12 colors that had to be made. This cake was probably the hardest I have made. I do think that of all the cakes I have decorated, this was the best I have done.
My girlfriend had bought me a new set of Wilton tips which probably helped make it turn out so good. I enjoy doing birthday cakes as well as holiday and Superbowl cakes. I would probably never do this as a career but is fun and exciting to see the kids reaction to their favorite super hero or character.