This Diego Birthday Cake is a cake for my three year old. My first attempt at "cake decorating". Usually I just ice and put a candle on it.
This year I used 3 - 9" cakes with one of the cakes cut in half and stacked to create the "mountain or hill". A total of 4 layers. I have always preferred Duncan Hines' Butter Recipe Golden, it's always moist and yummy! So for this cake I used 2 boxes to make 3 cakes and about 12 cupcake cones.
After baking, filling and stacking the cakes I covered them with chocolate icing and chilled it. Then I added the blue river/waterfall (bottled icing with tips), the black "rocks" (bottled icing with tips) and finished with green tinted from white icing for the border for some "grass". I positioned the figures, added a bit more grass and was done! Much easier than I thought but still took a couple of hours from start to finish.
I also made cupcake cones. I used a stencil from here http://www.nickjr.com/party/go-diego-go/diego_party/food_and_cake/dieg_diego_small_template.jhtml to outline hair and fill in with melted chocolate. Chilled them, peeled them and placed them on iced cupcakes. I got the skin colored icing from mixing chocolate and white. Used red bottled icing with tip for mouth and did eyes using the white frosting put in a ziploc bag with corner cut and then chocolate icing done the same way then a dot of black from a bottle. Fairly easy, great for the little ones to handle without using a knife or plates! I know I didn't do everything "professionally" but like I said "my first try" and mostly I used what I already had on hand.
This Homemade Diego Birthday Cake is my first themed cake for my love (4 yr old son) “Tanishq”.
I baked 3 cakes, two 8 inch round and one sheet cake and used store brought ready cake mix. For waterfall icing, I used whipped cream with blue color.
I started with the base sheet cake and for cake filling I used pineapple pudding and covered it with “green “color. I then added one round section over the bottom of the cake with pineapple filling and covered with green butter cream icing. Then on top of the round cake I added semi circle /half round cake and for waterfall I used whipped cream with blue color.
Then added Diego on top and positioned him a little off to the side and added some coconut trees and with butter cream icing grass around the waterfall and Diego compass. I added some orange colored grass flowers made with butter cream icing with the same tip used for making grass and I finished using some orange border around the edge of the cake.
I thought it was awesome (as per my point of view). Hope you all like the cake I made.
I made this Diego Birthday Cake Idea for my 4 year old granddaughter's birthday. No tricks used on this, I just flew by the seat of my pants on it. The picture doesn't show the detail as well as I would like but it turned out pretty well. Everyone at the party like it!