I made this In Night Garden Scene Cake for my daughter Bethany's first birthday as she is a huge In the Night Garden fan. I'd got some ideas from looking around on the internet but wasn't entirely sure about exactly what I'd do until I started decorating it.
The bottom layer is a vanilla sponge and the top layer is chocolate sponge. I coloured some shop bought white fondant with green food colour and covered both cakes. I wasn't happy with the way the cakes joined so I coloured some fondant a darker green and pushed it through a Play Doh mold to make the grass.
I then added some shop bought flowers round the side of the bottom cake. I made the stepping stones and round flowers out of fondant. The figures are plastic figures that I bought. I was very pleased with the way the cake turned out and Bethany loved it too. I think if I made another, I may try to make the figures out of fondant.
My 2 year old loves 'In the Night Garden' so for her 2nd birthday party I decided to do both Upsy Daisy and Iggle Piggle for her as she loves both. It was such a big hit with the kids and adults too!
Upsy Daisy was a choc mud cake just cut to shape and decorated with fresh cream, icing and choc which I decorated to suit the characters. Iggle Piggle was a raspberry swirl cake, decorated with fresh cream and icing, that I coloured according to the characters. These cakes only took about 1 hr to decorate and I got the shapes from a print out on the bbc website.
This site has so many cartoons to choose from, for one thought - this cake turned out great and in no time at all either. I hope this homemade In the Night Garden cake inspires others to give something like this a go.
Coolest Pink In the Night Garden 1st Birthday Cake 20
Homemade Pink In the Night Garden 1st Birthday Cake
To make this Pink In the Night Garden 1st Birthday Cake, I first made the models for the cake, as this was the most time consuming part. If you would like advice on how I did this I will happily answer questions! I then made a vanilla sponge cake, filled with buttercream and jam. I then covered the cake with regal ice icing. I mixed white and pink icing until I reached the desired colour and covered the cake.
I then iced a cake board and finished with ribbons, glitter and figures. This was my very first attempt at cake decorating and it was my daughter's first birthday cake, the most important thing was she enjoyed it. Hope you guys like it too.
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I made this cake for my sons 1st birthday i used a betty crocker devils food sponge and silver spoon fondant icing sugar made it into a dough and rolled it out over the cake. i found it best to roll it out on cling film lay the cake on top and tip it over everybody commented on how good it looked and tasted just divine...
I made this iggle piggles cake for my niece 1st birthday a few weeks ago, iv never made anything like this before and it was so easy to do, the best part of it was seeing her little face light up, it looked to good to eat...lol