My daughter requested a homemade Humpty Dumpty birthday cake for her second birthday and initially I thought we would make a "flat one" but after Googling some pictures, I saw one on this website made with cupcakes which seemed feasible. Fortunately my mother is very creative and was enthusiastic about making it after I showed her some photos.
The cake was Stephanie Alexander's orange sponge cake - we made a large flat rectangular cake (which was cut long-wise and sandwiched together with chocolate butter cream icing/frosting for the wall and 6 cupcakes (we only used 2 but had back-ups) for Humpty (tops cut off and sandwiched together.
My mother covered the wall in chocolate icing/frosting and used strips of licorice for the "bricks" on the wall. The wall was decorated using fondant icing (just bought a big roll of white and used food colouring to make different colours), cut out flowers with a cookie cutter and the centres are M&M minis.
Humpty was covered in white fondant and his clothes are all coloured fondant too. His face is made from strips of licorice.
People at the party couldn't believe it wasn't store bought...and it tasted delicious too! My daughter was THRILLED....Thank you to my Mum : )
Completely inspired by the Humpty Dumpty cakes on this site, I made this Humpty Dumpty Cake Design for my Godson's 2nd birthday. Due to time constraints, I bought a vanilla slab cake for the base and two loaf sized chocolate cakes for the "wall".
I coloured some premade Betty Crocker delux frosting green and covered the whole base. To make the "grass" I coloured shredded coconut. To do this I added green food dye to the coconut in a ziplock bag and shook it until coloured. I sprinkled the coloured coconut all over the base cake.
Next I cut and pieced together the loaf cakes and covered in chocolate frosting to make the wall. I then carefully slid it onto the base cake. I tried using a matchbox to make the brick print on the wall but I think my frosting was to soft so it is a little messy!
Finally I added chocolate covered sultanas as rocks, some mushroom lollies and some licorice flowers to complete the garden scene! I placed a soft toy Humpty Dumpty (from the show Playschool) on the wall and the birthday boy loved it!
My son loved the Humpty Dumpty rhyme as a baby so my husband and I made him this Humpty Dumpty cake for his 1st birthday.
The bottom is an ordinary circle cake. We made the grass out of coconut coloured with green food colouring. And then just plain old smarties and sprinkles for the other decorations.
The idea for the top (Humpty's wall) came from an old fashioned women's weekly (Australian) cookbook. It's just a cut down log cake. It was iced thickly with chocolate icing and we used an empty matchbox to make the brick pattern. We did have to keep the cake cold until party time so this chocolate icing didn't melt into the grass!
The Humpty is a small plush toy from the Australian television show Play School and a nice little keepsake from my bub's first birthday cake. Humpty is fixed to the wall with toothpicks.
All the party guests loved this cake! It was a great little baby cake for the 1st birthday.