I made this Homemade Iggle Piggle Birthday Cake for my son’s 3rd birthday, he was absolutely obsessed with In The Night Garden at that time so I knew it would be a hit. I made a large slab cake using 2 packets of Betty Crocker’s Devils Food cake mix. I enlarged a picture of Iggle Piggle from a book and used that as my template to cut out his shape.
I used buttercream icing mixed to 4 different shades of blue using blue and purple liquid colours (I prefer powders but couldn’t get them in time so the blue colours did fade overnight and weren’t as obvious as they were originally). Using a colour picture of Iggle Piggle as a guide I iced the cake and then used a bit of uncoloured icing for the eyes and black licorice for the pupils and mouth. I used 4 red jellybeans for his hair and his blanket was made using a piece of red felt.
It didn’t take too long and was well worth the effort as my son and his friends loved it.
I made this Iggle Piggle cake for my son's first birthday.
It was a three packet buttercake mix, made in a baking tray. I then made a template of Iggle Piggle out of baking paper, placed it on top of the cake, and cut the shape out. I then iced it with two shades of blue buttercream icing.
The blanket, hair and soles of the feet were made with premade fondant that I coloured red. The eyelids, nose and mouth were blue-tinted fondant and the eyeballs were black fondant, with a small white ball for the glimmer in his eye. The white part of the eye is just straight fondant.
I then added a bit of black colour to some leftover blue icing to make it a greyish colour and piped this around the whole body. Finally, I used store-bought black icing gel to write "Ethan is One!". "Happy Birthday" was too long and too hard to write on the wavy icing.