My preschool class was having a graduation party. We decided Dr.Seuss was the theme. I looked for a long time for a Dr.Seuss Cake Idea and while I found many of the other cakes cute I wanted something a little different. I love Cat in the Hat and the fish. I wanted to incorporate Thing 1 and Thing 2.
So I decided to put it all together. This is the first cake I had ever made that was 3D. I started with a few 9x9 cakes and layered them. Then I covered the box with homemade fondant. For the fish bowl I used a simple metal bowl that I made two of and slapped together. I also covered it in fondant. The fish is completely made of fondant and stuck on top. I hand painted everything and washed the box with a red again to made it stand out. The box cake has straws in it under the teapot to help absorb the weight. The handle and spout of the teapot are rice krispie treats covered in fondant and stuck into the cake with toothpicks and longer wood picks.
It was a blast and I loved learning how to make it and the kids loved it at the party.
I made this Homemade Green Eggs and Ham Cake from 4 loaves of yellow cake. I set two side by side and stacked two more on top and carved around to make it look ham shaped. I “glued” the pieces together with butter cream icing. I put it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to let the icing set.
I then iced the entire cake with green butter cream icing. To get it somewhat smooth I used VIVA paper towels to smooth it out. This is the only paper towel that I know of that’s completely smooth with no decoration. You just lay the paper towel on the icing and smooth out with your hand or a fondant smoothing paddle. Then I used some black icing piped on to look like edges and creases in the ham. I put a round dollop of white butter cream on the end to look like the ham bone.
For the eggs, I iced two sugar cookies with white butter cream and made the yolk green. It was made to look like the picture in the book “Green Eggs and Ham”. I made this for my 3rd grader’s class on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. It was a huge hit through the entire school!
I made this Eggs and Ham Cake for my son's 3rd birthday. It is actually from last year but I only recently came across this website.
The cake it self is made of alternating layers of vanilla and chocolate cake with whipped cream sandwiched between. The green base coat is vanilla icing and the black outlining is chocolate icing.
The green "eggs" are made out of molding chocolate. I bought 1 bag each of white and green wafers. First I melted white wafers in parchment triangles using my microwave. I plopped the melted chocolate onto flat parchment paper to give them a "splattered egg" look. To make the green "yolks" I melted a single wafer inside a well from a plastic paint palette. You can buy them for around a dollar at the craft store. I sat them in the freezer for about 3 minutes then set them in the centers of my white chocolate "egg splatters" and let them firm up over night.