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Coolest In The Night Garden Gazebo Cake 8

by Kellie M.
(Kanmantoo, South Australia)

Homemade In The Night Garden Gazebo Cake

Homemade In The Night Garden Gazebo Cake

My 3 year old loves In The Night Garden and I was going to make Upsy-Daisy, but I saw the little figurines for sale in Woolies, so decided to make the In The Night Garden Gazebo Cake instead.

I bought a piece of dowel and cut it into 5, then covered each in blue and yellow ribbon, then stuck them onto a round piece of ply. I already had a large prepared cake board which I covered in green cello. I made 2 large round cakes and a muffin. One cake I put onto the cake board and cut the muffin in half and put that on top then iced it.

Then I poked the dowel frame into that cake. I cut the other round cake in half to make it thinner and put it on top of the dowel and ply frame. I put 2 icecream cones (stacked together) on top of the cake, then used the leftover cake to cut wedges to put around the icecream cones.

Then I iced the top cake, made a hole in the cone and poked a Chupa Chup in the top. The figurines stood on the bottom cake & i made choc coconut truffles & rolled them in coloured sprinkles & put them on the cake board for the flower balls and used icing to make the stepping stones.

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Coolest In the Night Garden Birthday Cake Idea 19

by Caroline
(Horsham)

Homemade  In the Night Garden Birthday Cake Idea

Homemade In the Night Garden Birthday Cake Idea

I made this In the Night Garden Birthday Cake Idea for my daughter's second birthday and she loved it!! Her last year's one was a disaster!!

It's a chocolate cake with white chocolate butter icing. I got the recipe off the net. I iced the cake using a palette knife but it was really bumpy. I didn't like the look of it so I left it in the fridge to harden up then smoothed it with my (clean) fingers, the heat from my hand smoothed it perfectly!

All the figures are made with royal icing. I coloured them all with food colouring (Makka Pakka was hard to match!). They took me hours and I started this cake a week before her birthday! The good thing is you can make them and leave them in an airtight container. Thea is not made from icing, they are candles as is the number two.

The little ball boarder on the cakes are royal icing, was really easy to do and would most likely put a nice finishing touch to any cake!!

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Coolest In the Night Garden Birthday Cake Idea 17

by Becky
(England)

Homemade In the Night Garden Birthday Cake Idea

Homemade In the Night Garden Birthday Cake Idea

I made this In the Night Garden Birthday Cake Idea for my friend's son Joseph`s first birthday, he loves Iggle Piggle. Before starting I looked around on similar websites for ideas of where to start – so here is my cake.

It is an 8 inch Victoria sponge with raspberry jam and buttercream. I covered the cake and a 10 inch board with sugarpaste lightly coloured with holly green colouring and covered with orange disco glitter for extra sparkle. Then made the Ninky Nonk train free hand from sugar paste and the characters with a home made silicone mould and painted them with sugarflair paste colours.

After icing the message I glued the Ninky Nonk and characters into position with left over royal icing and put a few flowers on using 2 sizes of flower plunger cutters.

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Wow!!
by: Anonymous

Your cake is amazing, you did a fantastic job, I love it!!

COOLL
by: Anonymous

I THINK THIS CAKE IS SOOOO COOL BECAUSE WELL I TRIED TO MAKE A IN THE NIGHT GARDEN CAKE BUT IT JUST DIDN'T WORK OUT CORRECT BECAUSE WELL I WAS SOOOO BUSY WITH MAKING EVERY THING ELSE I FORGOT

BRILLIANT
by: Anonymous

How did you make the silicone molds?

silicone mould
by: becky

you can buy food grade silicone putty which you mix 2 equal parts together and press around what you want to mould and allow it to set - then you can use the mould you have created

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Coolest In the Night Garden First Birthday Cake 36

by Emmy G.
(Melbourne, Australia)

Homemade In the Night Garden First Birthday Cake

Homemade In the Night Garden First Birthday Cake

For this homemade in the night garden first birthday cake - I started off by making a square cake using a packet mix, and cut it into pieces to make a number one.

I covered the cake all over in green buttercream icing, and piped some grass using a grass tip around the edges (you could do the entire surface but it takes a while). I stuck Iggle Piggle on the top as it was the birthday boy's favourite character, and the others I stuck to the cake board with icing, then piped more grass around their feet. I finished it off with sprinkles to represent the flowers.

The figurines I got from Target (in Australia), but I have seen them in toy shops around too.

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