I made this Handy Manny cake for my son Jake's 4th birthday. He is totally into building things and just loves Handy Manny .
For this cake I used my biggest roasting dish to get the size of the cake that I needed and then printed the picture of Handy Manny from the net that I wanted.
I then cut around the outline and used this as my template. I used a toothpick to push through the paper to give me the outlines of where I had to colour. Colouring it in required a bit of patience but it was definetly worth it. I just used my piping bag to do the outline first and then just filled in the rest and used a small knife to smooth it out.
I used butter icing on the whole thing and used a paste to get the right colours. I had a little trouble getting the dark brown right but the lady at the cake shop suggested using cocoa and it worked a treat.
To finish it off I found a tool chocolate mold that I used to make little chocolate tools that I put around the bottom edges. Jake just absolutely loved it, he even got dressed up as Handy Manny on the day and I made little Tool box party bags out of cardboard for all the kids to take home.
I made my son's two tier cake from white and chocolate cake and marshmallow fondant. The marshmallow fondant actually tasted better than the regular store bought stuff. I carved out the middle and added jam to each layer also. I then covered the bottom layer in the fondant and then added the second layer and covered it and then made grass on the top.
I then made the characters each one individually with the kids out of fondant and food coloring. The top tier I tried to make Handy Manny but he didn't turn out to well. So I used a small Manny and Kelly my son had and his car. I took the original toys and set them in front of me as I sculpted each character. Then I stuck a tooth pick in the back of them and placed them into the cake so they had a support system.
My son loves Handy Manny so for his 2 birthday we decided that would be the theme. My mom made the Handy Manny cake and cut it like the wood that Manny's sign in the show is on.
For the decorations on top I printed off Manny and all of his tools from the Disney Channel website, cut them out and laminated them and put them on top of the cake. I also made a tool box out of a cardboard box and covered it with red tissue paper. Then I printed a pic. of Manny off the internet and glued it to the front. I put all the treat bags in it.
I also printed out coloring pages of Manny from the Disney Channel website and put them out on the table with crayons for all the kids to color. It was a great party and everyone had fun.
My friend asked me to make a Handy Manny cake for her twins 2nd birthday. I felt it was important that each boy had his very own cake so I decided to do two smaller cakes as well as a larger sheet cake to feed the guests.
I used a 6" round pan and decorated each with one of Handy Manny's tools and the boys names. The larger cake was two cakes stacked up and decorated using a kit provided by my friend. Everyone loved the cakes.