This idea for the Kung Fu Panda cake came from my local supermarket. My son had his heart set on this cake but, they wanted so much $$$ to make it, I decided to do it myself. I did order the cake toppers from the store.
I started by baking a 1/4 sheet cake. When it cooled I frosted it with white buttercream. I then cut the sunset templates out of cardstock. I covered the top portion of the cake with the templates and sprayed the bottom half and sides of the cake with Wilton spray green tint.
I then covered the green area with paper and removed the sun portion of the template and sprayed it yellow. I then replaced that the sun template and removed the sky portion and sprayed that with the Wilton orange. I then removed all templates.
Next I mixed the brown and green frosting. Using a large star tip I piped the tree and branches. I then used a grass tip to pipe the tree leaves.
Next I mixed a small amount of gray frosting and outlined the rocks and filled in. I then piped more grass around the rocks.
I then used a large star tip with orange frosting for the lower border and red frosting for the top.
I then placed the figures on the top and added the happy birthday sign that I attached with toothpicks in the corner of the cake.
My son loved it and I was able to create what the store would have for less then half of what they were asking.