I made this Homemade Garfield Cake for my granddaughter’s seventh birthday. This cake was actually how I found this site, it was created based on a couple of cakes I found right here at coolest-cakes. I created it out of three cake mixes, two baked in a porcelain bowl for the head and body, and one in a 10-inch round pan to construct the paws and tail out of. (The tail ended up covered up with the ‘blanket’.) I was a little dubious about baking in a bowl but it turned out fantastic.
It’s iced with butter cream icing, homemade and a couple of tubs of premixed Wilton decorator icing. We decided to add Pooky with Garfield, he is composed entirely of chocolate fondant with icing eyes and details. We weren’t sure how to create him and I think this came out quite nicely.
Garfield’s blanket is also fondant, rolled thin and trimmed. The ears are cardboard half-circles covered in icing. Details were deceptively simple; coloring the icing was the hardest part! I just used a large round tip with different colors-the whites of the eyes were just some untinted butter cream that I piped on and then smoothed out with a metal spatula. All other details were done with the same tip.
For ease of transport and lack of anything laying around I could use, I constructed the cake on a large baking sheet. If I did it again I’d probably ice the baking sheet first or line it with fondant. This was a lot easier than the last cake I did, which was tiered-I’d rather make this type of character cake any day.
This Homemade Garfield Cake Design was taken from a Debbie Brown cookbook. The cake itself was terrible!! I used a chocolate Madeira cake with Kahlua cream filling (it was for adults). The cake was two bowl cakes shaped into two round balls. They were halved and filled with the Kahlua cream (which was beautiful). Unfortunately the cake turned out VERY dry and was barely eatable - I think this may have been because they had to be cooked in glass bowls.
I also used the Kahlua cream (flavored buttercream) as a base under my fondant before sculpting the Garfield character. The box was made from fondant cut into strips and allowed to sit overnight and then stuck together with fondant glue (previously I have used glucose or royal icing but found the fondant glue to be worth the money spent). Very happy with how it turned out except for the cake!
I did this Garfield Birthday Cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday because she loved to watch Garfield's movies. It is very simple; just bake 2 cakes in 2 oven proof bowls and position them one behind the other. Then cover them with butter icing and with a layer of yellow sugarpaste.
For the blanket, roll out another layer of blue sugarpaste and let it fall gently on the rear cake. Use two white oval discs for the eyes, shape and position the ears and roll a yellow sausage shaped piece of sugarpaste for the mouth. Finally i painted Garfield's stripes with a little bit of black food colour diluted with some clear alcohol and voila!.
My daughter just couldn't believe her eyes when she saw it.
My 9 year old son found his Uncle's "vintage" Garfield comic books over the holidays and has been reading nothing else since. When he asked for a Garfield cake for his birthday, I started trying to find Garfield cake pans. There were a few, but none I liked so this is what I came up with. Hope you like it.
DS’ favorite color is blue, which explains the neon blue background. I found a few Garfield cartoon images online but liked this one with the scratches the best. The hardest part was getting the right expression on this cat’s face. Garfield does have a certain look, doesn’t he?
Fun fact: The black icing turns your teeth (and everything else) green.