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Coolest Handy Manny Cake 12

by Marisa
(Hawthorne, NY)

Homemade Handy Manny Cake

Homemade Handy Manny Cake

I made this Handy Manny toolbox and tools for my son's 4th Birthday party. The toolbox is 3 layers of 9X13 cakes. I cut out a small square about 1 layer thick for the tools.

For the sides I made a square of rice cereal treats and cut it into two triangles. The handle is the plastic blower part of 3 Handy Manny party blowers. This worked great because I put them inside each other and then could slide them to adjust the size.

I learned the hard way the night before the party that regular red food coloring makes hot pink frosting and not red. Luckily I made it to Michael's before they closed and picked up Wilton's no taste red and Christmas red icing dye. For 3 canisters of icing I used 2 no taste red and 1 red container. I'm pretty sure I used too much dye trying to get the red darker and it did affect the taste because I used the Christmas red, but I didn't care because it looked great.

One tip to get a smoother look is to put the cake in the fridge after it is frosted and once it sets, pat the frosting carefully to smooth it out. The tools were sugar cookies. I made a template of the tools on paper and used a knife to cut them out. I iced them with Wilton's cookie icing. I had to mix the colors to get the right shades. The eyes were edible candy eyes. I froze the cookies after they were iced in order to make sure they were as stable as possible when I put them on the cake. It worked great and the homemade Handy Manny cake was a hit!

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Cookie tools
by: Anonymous

Thank-you so much for the idea of making the tools out of cookies. I was ok with the idea of the tool box but had no idea how to do the tools. Thank you thank you thank you :D

handy manny
by: dawn

Great tip about the cookies!!!!....I am planning for my son's 4th and this is a great idea!!!!..thank you

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Coolest Handy Manny Cake 4

by Tina P.
(Charles Town, WV)

Homemade Handy Manny Cake

Homemade Handy Manny Cake

My son really loves Felipe on Handy Manny so I decided to give it a try. Since there aren't any molds for this, I made a 13x9 cake and cut out a rounded rectangle for the top and a narrower rectangle for the bottom of the screwdriver.

I just used gel and liquid food coloring to color the icing and a small "bloom" tip for the icing bags. This Handy Manny cake was really easy and my son was so excited to have his favorite character!

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Coolest Handy Manny Cake 3

by Chrissy Turcotte
(Miramichi NB, Canada)

Handy Manny Cake

Handy Manny Cake

I created this Handy Manny cake for my son's 1st birthday and his favorite cartoon is Hanny Manny.

This was my first attempt decorating a cake myself. I really enjoyed it and plan on creating many more for many occasions.

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very nice cake
by: regina

i love the cake you made for your son's birthday. my son is turning 3 and he is set on having a handy manny theme and i can't find anyone that will make the handy manny cake due to the release of the trade mark has not been sent out. i really need help on these, can you give me some tips on how you made these cake, my son loves the design you did. if you are able to my email address is diazregina@yahoo.com.

NICE JOB
by: KRISTAN

WOW THAT CAKE IS GREAT..HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO DO THAT. MY SON LOVES HIM..I AM GOING TO DO MANNY THEME FOR HIM IN A MONTH.

Thanks
by: Micah (Alabama)

I love this cake. Your cake is what I based my son's 2nd birthday cake on. I didn't know what I was going to do for his cake but when I saw this I knew that was it! Thanks for sharing this with us.

that is a great cake
by: nancy

wow that is a very cool cake. how did you do is face? was it hard to do and how long did it take?

nice cake
by: Anonymous

I was planning on doing Handy Manny for my son's 1st birthday I was wondering if you would be able to give me some tips on how you made your cake. It looks awesome.

Thank you very much.

I love it!!!
by: Katie

My son is turning one very soon and just like yours...he loves Handy Manny. I would truly appreciate it if you could give me some pointers on how you made the cake, especially how you made the frosting look like real wood. It is truly amazing.

WOW
by: Anonymous

I cannot believe this is your first cake! I have been doing cakes for about 4 years now and the first few I made did not turn out this good. You did a great job and I hope you continue!

LIKE IT HANNY MANNY ...........
by: ALEXIA

I LIKE THE CAKE wHOO MADE IT LIKE IT MY SISTER LIKES HANDY MANNY LOVE IT .......................................................................................................

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Coolest Handy Manny Birthday Cake 15

by Rae Ann
(Gardner Massachusetts USA )


I got a lot of ideas for my grandson Brayden's 2nd Handy Manny Birthday Cake from this site. Thank you to all who always share such great ideas.

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