A very good friend hooked me up with her cousin. Imagine my delight when she told me the reception would be Dr. Seuss themed and that she wanted a "Horton" cake!!! 45 hours of decorating time and a delivery up to Look Out Mountain and here is what my friend and I came up with.
A week prior we prepped the ears and flower stems out of gum paste and fondant. The body of the cake was made up of 5 layers of cake (large Wilton oval pans). Dowels were drilled into the board first and the cakes were lowered over the dowels and frosted one at a time. I cut the edges to round it out. The cakes made up Horton’s body. Legs, head and trunk were molded out of rice krispies!!! Check out the details!!!
It took 8 batches of fondant to cover Horton. The Flower field was rice krispies covered in butter cream. The flowers were made out of pink cotton candy. Eyes, tail and hair were made out of fondant. The ears were attached with dowels and were supported by the rice krispie flower field.
The cake stood over a foot tall and was almost 3 feet long...the bride loved her homemade Horton Hears a Who cake idea and I was on an artistic buzz for over a week... Happy Caking :-)
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This was my daughter's fifth birthday day to coincide with her Dr. Suess birthday theme. I made Horton Hears a Who Birthday Cake from on 12 inch round pan (two cake mixes) and one 12 inch square (two cake mixes). I baked, released and froze both cakes as it's easier to carve them when they're frozen.
I cut the square cake length-wise to create the ears. The first step was to place the rectangles on a cake board with a few inches separating them. I then placed the round on top and carved out holes using the round as a guide. This way your "face" and ears" will be flush. I removed the round and removed the excess cake from the remaining rectangles. I then crumb coated Horton and froze "him" again.