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Coolest Diego Birthday Cake 17

by Natalia
(The Woodlands)

Homemade Diego Birthday Cake

Homemade Diego Birthday Cake

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.

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Luv this idea
by: Keelan's mom

I am planning my son's 1st birthday party and it's themed "Diego". I was looking 4 a place to buy a Diego cake and came across this idea...I love it!!! I'm gonna try it...wish me luck =)
THANK U

Diego Crazy
by: Kai's Mum

Love your cake. I'm making my son the cupcakes to take to Daycare and the cake for his party. Hopefully it works out as good as yours.

Impressive
by: Anonymous

Wow,I am going to try to attempt to make this for my sons 3rd birthday, very impressive,Well done!!!

Just what I need!
by: S's mommy

Thank you for having this on your site. I found it by Googling 'Diego' images. It is just what I need for my dtr's 3rd birthday this month. She is in love with Diego! For some reason, she prefers it to Dora. I love that the 'cake artist' told the trick to mixing the choc. & white icing for his skin! I would have been trying to come up with just the right shade w/food coloring from the little tubes & probably would have been frustrated.

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Coolest Diego Birthday Cake 7

by Swati S.
(Hackensack, NJ)

Homemade Diego Birthday Cake

Homemade Diego Birthday Cake

Homemade Diego Birthday Cake
Homemade Diego Birthday Cake

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.

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Ultimate...:-)
by: Sari

Very nice cake........

Thanks Swati
by: Dimple

Very nice Cake Kids will like it :)

Details
by: Kellee B

Can you please post specific details on this cake? I want to make for our foster child's 3rd bday. This will be my first time making one that isn't just a sheet cake. Thank you.

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Coolest Diego Cupcakes 16

by Heather
(New Bern, NC, USA)

Homemade Diego Cupcakes

Homemade Diego Cupcakes

These Diego Cupcakes were so much fun! I found the pattern for them at the Nick Jr. website. I used the stencil to make the hair out of melted chocolate almond bark (CandyQuik).

I used M&Ms for the eyes, half a Cheerio for the nose and made the mouth out of a fruit roll up. The hardest part was dying the icing to a flesh color.

They were a huge hit! People couldn't believe I didn't buy them pre-made!

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Coolest Diego Birthday Cake Idea 5

by Laurie
(Fort Worth, Tx)

Homemade Diego Birthday Cake Idea

Homemade Diego Birthday Cake Idea

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!

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