I made this Eeyore Birthday Cake for my daughter’s 1st birthday, as Eeyore is her favourite toy that she sleeps with and takes everywhere. This is a cake I designed by myself.
Firstly I made a large rectangular butter cake, using three times a home made butter cake recipe ( but packet cakes will work also) the size of cake I made takes 1hr to cook. I found an image of Eeyore’s head and made a baking/tracing paper template cutting out the head, ears and hair semicircle out separately.
Once positioned on the cake board, I made two quantities of Vienna or butter icing and divided it into three, with only a small amount for the black. The flesh pink icing was made from the pink after I had finished icing the ears by adding several drops of yellow colouring and lightening the colour with more white un-coloured icing.
Eyeore’s hair is strands of strap licorice cut with points and placed to look like a messy mane and mouth, nose and other black areas were also strap licorice cut into thin strips. The white of his eyes were made from royal icing that I made mixing together egg white and icing sugar until it was thick and then adding a drop of lemon juice. The white paste was kneaded with a little more icing sugar and then rolled to the desired thickness.
I hope this helps all those who want to make an Eeyore cake as there aren’t that many cakes/ideas available for such a lovable character. All of my daughters loved the cake, especially the birthday girl and blue icing was everywhere!