My twins were turning 3 and requested aHandy Manny Birthday Cake Design. I decided that the best way to get an accurate picture of Manny and the tools for a Frozen Buttercream transfer would be to start out with a free coloring sheet from the internet.
I found several different sheets that I liked and traced out the pictures onto a sheet of wax paper until I had the one of a kind Handy Manny picture for my twins. I wanted to have my kids names written on the cake so I typed up their names on the computer and used the reverse image print option and taped it underneath the wax paper in preparation for the cake topping.
You will want to mix all the colors as close as possible to Manny and the tools. I found a recipe online for the frozen buttercream and mixed colors and prepared the topping.
You will outline your drawing in black icing and then fill in the colors on the wax paper with . Make sure you fill in the colors (round tips:3, 4, and 5 - smaller tips for smaller spaces) that are seen first. For example, when I was working on the faces I would do the blacks in the eyes then, the brown, and last the white. It's important to remember the layers as you go. Here is my cake. It was a hit with my twins!
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I made this Handy Manny birthday cake for my son's 3rd Birthday. For this cake I focused on the tools. My son got the Handy Manny Toolbox with tools for Christmas.
I used the removable tools as my stencils for my cake. After cooling an 11x15 inch sheet cake, I iced the sides of the cake and traced each tool with edible markers (made by Wilton). Next I traced each tool (#3 round tip) with chocolate icing. Then I filled each tool in the appropriate colors (again #3 round tip) and smoothed the frosting by dipping my finger in water and gently patting.
Eyes were also done with frosting (same smoothing process, just layering the colors I needed). Next using a #16 star tip I filled in the top of cake. I just did lines because I was running short on time.
Lastly I used Wilton letters to say Happy 3rd Birthday and "Handy Manny" rings to decorate the corners of the cake. Last, with a #18 star tip, I made a chocolate boarder. I thought it turned out cute. Took me about 6 hours, but I've only made about 6 cakes in my life, so I'm sure those of you more seasoned cake decorators could complete faster.
Hope this helps those of you looking for Handy Manny ideas. I'm pleased with how it turned out especially since no Handy Manny cake pans exist to date.