Cool Homemade Uniqua Birthday Cake

My daughter loves The Backyardigans, with Uniqua being her favourite, so I decided to make her a Uniqua cake for her birthday. Thank goodness, I thought, because she has a round head!

I used a box cake for the bottom, and another one baked in a round pan for the top layer. Her smile, her eyebrow, and her antennae were red pull-n-peel licorice. The antennae were tough; I heated them with a hairdryer as I wrapped them round a twist tie. The eyes were arrowroot cookies, with a black licorice candy in the middle.

She loved the result, and is already wanting more of the characters next year.