Cutest Homemade Handy Manny Birthday Cake

I made this Handy Manny birthday cake for my son’s 3rd Birthday. For this cake I focused on the tools. My son got the Handy Manny Toolbox with tools for Christmas.

I used the removable tools as my stencils for my cake. After cooling an 11×15 inch sheet cake, I iced the sides of the cake and traced each tool with edible markers (made by Wilton). Next I traced each tool (#3 round tip) with chocolate icing. Then I filled each tool in the appropriate colors (again #3 round tip) and smoothed the frosting by dipping my finger in water and gently patting.

Eyes were also done with frosting (same smoothing process, just layering the colors I needed). Next using a #16 star tip I filled in the top of cake. I just did lines because I was running short on time.

Lastly I used Wilton letters to say Happy 3rd Birthday and “Handy Manny” rings to decorate the corners of the cake. Last, with a #18 star tip, I made a chocolate boarder. I thought it turned out cute. Took me about 6 hours, but I’ve only made about 6 cakes in my life, so I’m sure those of you more seasoned cake decorators could complete faster.

Hope this helps those of you looking for Handy Manny ideas. I’m pleased with how it turned out especially since no Handy Manny cake pans exist to date.

5 thoughts on “Cutest Homemade Handy Manny Birthday Cake”

  1. my soon to be 3 year old and I are looking at cakes for his birthday and he fell in love with yours! I haven’t anything to use as stencils though, so I’m going to wing it, lol. you did a fantastic job and I can’t wait to try it out, thanks for the wonderful idea!

  2. I love this cake!!! I was looking for something different for my son’s 2nd birthday party. We are doing Handy Manny and this is an awesome cake. I don’t think I will dare to attempt this on my own, however, I will take the picture to the lady that I will have make the cake. Thanks a bunch.

  3. Great cake. I used the idea and made a very similar one for my daughter’s 3rd. Turned out great. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Thanks for the idea. I am looking for a cake with theme of Handy Manny for a Make a Wish child. I did not order the cake topper in time. My bakery in the area does not have Handy Manny but does have a ‘tools’ cake. I am going with the bakery cake and using the tools. Great idea and cake !

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