I made this homemade Eeyore birthday cake for my mom's birthday. It's a chocolate cake, with strawberry filling, covered with tinted homemade buttercream frosting. I drew Eeyore with a toothpick, then outlined the picture in black icing. I filled in Eeyore using a star tip.
One interesting thing is that the color of Eeyore's nose (which looks like a peach or flesh color) is actually made with brown icing gel. I debated what I should do to color this portion, thinking of maybe a light yellow, but then I had the idea - if I used a small amount of brown, I may achieve the right color. I was so happy about the way it turned out.
The side flowers are made of royal icing. Some of the flowers included are apple blossoms, pansies, violets, and daisies. The outlining is a basic shell border.
I had just finished a Wilton course when I made this homemade Eeyore birthday cake, so I am still new at decorating.
I received a great tip from a friend of mine for making character birthday cakes. Find a picture of the character and blow it up to the size of the cake you want to make. Then use the picture as a template for the cake. That is exactly what I did for this Eeyore Birthday Cake!
I used two round cakes. I cheated with the cake itself. I bought a premix and it came out perfectly. I can definitely recommend doing this to take the stress out of making the cake and really enjoying the task. I cut the ears out of one and the face out of another. All the black on the cake is made out of licorice, the white of the eyes from marshmallows and the rest of the cake is iced with normal butter icing coloured with food colouring. The sprinkles and little flowers used inside the ears can be bought at your local supermarket.
I absolutely adore Eeyore. When I found out my friend loved him too, it gave me the perfect opportunity to make something using his likeness. This Eeyore cake was made for her 52nd birthday.
The first character cake that I made and I think it turned out pretty well. I used a half sheet pan for the cake. I found a pretty simple picture of Eeyore and cut it free hand. All of the details are done in buttercream icing. The tail was done in only butterceam with no cake base.
For the inner ear, I thinned the icing with corn syrup so it would blend together better. To get the vibrant color of the black, I added cocoa powder before the icing color trying to prevent the graying that often occurs in black icing. I also learned that covering the cake board in aluminum foil isn’t just for show it would’ve made the whole cake look better.
I decided to make an Eeyore Birthday Cake for my daughter's first birthday so I looked on the internet and found a picture that I liked and blew it up to the size I wanted and then traced it onto grease proof paper and cut it out.
I then placed it on top of a basic vanilla cake with toothpicks and cut around the shape. I then used the toothpicks to mark out all the details. Using butter cream I started with the small details first and then worked my way through to the large coloured areas. The black lined detail is done last.
I was so impressed with how it turned out and was actually not as difficult as you think. Give it a try, it is much cheaper then going to the cake shop and you feel a great sense of accomplishment after the finished product.