My granddaughter is obsessed with the Lorax. When she comes to visit me, she goes straight to the computer, looks for the N for Netflix, clicks, and then scrolls down until she finds her movie. We knew no other cake would do. So I set out to make a simple Lorax birthday cake, just never intended for it to be almost as big as her.
I used a 6″ base, then 7″, 8″, 2 x 9″ for the tummy, then topped it with another 8″, 7″, and then 6″. This way I didn’t have to sculpt it at all. I ran dowel rods through the whole cake to keep it stable, then let set in the fridge overnight.
I had a terrible time getting the color just right, had to redo it many times. And I redid the nose maybe 6 times. By the time I worked on the mustache and eyebrows, I was in a flow.
She was ecstatic, and it shows!