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Coolest Diego Cupcakes 19

by Mandy
(Kalamazoo, MI )

Homemade Diego Cupcakes

Homemade Diego Cupcakes

These Diego Cupcakes were made to go along with a Diego Jungle Cake. For the cupcakes I used a template that I printed from NickJr.com for the hair. I used chocolate candy melts and piped the melted candy onto wax paper with the template underneath (A toothpick was useful to spread the chocolate inside the outline).

After those cooled I stuck them on the edge of a peachy/tan frosted cupcake. Diego's eyes are mini M&M's stuck in the middle of white dots of frosting, then topped with a dot of black decorate gel frosting for the pupils. I had to go through 3 tubes of mini M&M's to find enough brown ones and I still had to use blue for one of the Diegos. His mouth is made of red fruit rollup and his eyebrows are black decorator gel frosting.

And just to top it off I baked the cupcakes in Diego cupcake wrappers!

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Coolest Diego Jungle Birthday Cake 18

by Mandy
(Kalamazoo, MI )

Homemade Diego Jungle Birthday Cake

Homemade Diego Jungle Birthday Cake

My son wanted a Diego party for his 3rd birthday. I found the idea on the Nick Jr. website for the Diego Jungle Birthday Cake.

For the cake I baked three 8" round cakes. I stacked two together and left the 3rd on it's own and frosted them all green. For the palm trees, I used green candy melts (purchased at Michael's) heated until melted in the microwave. I put the melted candy into a Ziploc bag and snipped the corner off then "drew" leaves onto wax paper and let them cool.

Then I took pretzel sticks and "glued" the leaves and candy bananas (Runts) onto the pretzels with more of the melted green candy. Once everything was cool I stuck the pretzels into the cake. I used extra leaves to make the bushes.

Diego is a candle purchased at a party store and "Baby Jaguar" was just a small plastic toy.

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Bannanas
by: Anonymous

Bananas don't grow on palm trees.Banana leaves are so easy to make

I think it's awesome!
by: Keva

Wow, that banana comment is rude - it's no wonder you wanted to stay anonymous. Mandy, I think your cake is awesome and I'm sure your 3-year-old wasn't too critical of your lack of botanical expertise. I might just steal your idea for my upcoming 3-year-old Diego fan's birthday!

Nice Job
by: Anonymous

Very Cool!

Like the Cake
by: Darlene

I think that bananas growing on this palm tree was the perfect idea! Easy and very colourful. I may just try this same idea. My son is turning 3 next week and I already purchased the candle after Christmas at Micheals for just over a dollar. Figured that I could do something to this effect with it. Thanks for posting.

cute
by: Lisa

TOOOOO CUTE!!!!

nice
by: Anonymous

fragen awsome

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Diego Jungle Cake

by Molly K
(Redwood City, CA)


This is the first birthday cake I baked. It's for my son's 4th Birthday and It's also a trial cake. It seemed successful and I will make the real thing next week, at a grander scale!

I used a 13x9" cake pan for the bottom layer and one 9" round tin for the waterfall levels. I cut the round cake into 3 pieces and placed them in the corner and had some leftover. I used white frosting and colored them blue & green. Some parts of the cake I used chocolate frosting. I had mini m&ms line the betweens of the colors. Glico Pocky chocolate sticks for the front of the cake. I used a Lego set Diego & Jaguar and animals and trees from my son's toys sets to decorate the cake. The road is made of crushed Ritz crackers. I'm proud of my first attempt in decorating a cake!

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Coolest Diego Rescue Pack Birthday Cake 2

by Nichole D.
(Hale, MI)

Homemade Diego Rescue Pack Birthday Cake

Homemade Diego Rescue Pack Birthday Cake

First I prepared two cakes, one 13x9 and the other 10x4. I then took the larger cake out of the pan and rounded the top and bottom and cut out the handle on top. I then took the smaller cake out of the pan and cut it in half so it wouldn't be so thick. Next I sculpted it out.

I then mixed white frosting and made it orange. I then put a crumb coat and put it in the freezer for 1 hour. I then put a second coat of orange frosting. I then made the eyes and mouth and out lined everything with black. I used the prebottled frosting for the black and the eye brows. I put white and red frosting in baggies to make the eyes and mouth.

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wow!
by: Anonymous

this is a wonderful idea...thank u so much ...i know it would delight my 6 yr old :)

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Coolest Diego Jungle Cake 9

by Jennifer
(Hopewell, VA, )

Diego Jungle Cake

Diego Jungle Cake

My son loves Diego, so I made him this Diego Jungle cake because I just didn't want to make a body or head cake. The cake is 2 9x9 with green frosting. The trees are preztel rods with melted candy wafers as leaves and runts.

Bananas and monkeys are melted choc. wafers, jaguars are Nilla Wafers with frosting, bears are choc. cookies with frosting. the eyes are M&M's. You melt the wafers, make the monkey's, leaves and let them set in the fridge for 5 mins.

Takes a while to make and put together but it is worth it to see the smile on my son's face.

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AWESOME!
by: Mohnssen

Hi!
I would love to make this cake for my son, and am wondering how you got the runts to stay on the trees?

i like this cake as well
by: jen

and am interested in the whole procedure. I am new to making cakes so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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