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Coolest Waybuloo Birthday Cake Idea

I was asked to make a homemade Waybuloo birthday cake for the first birthday of my cousin’s son. He loves the little characters, especially the monkey, so I decided to try making fondant figures. It worked quite well.

I first made Marshmallow Fondant and left it in the fridge to set overnight. A few days before I made the cake I took pieces of the fondant and used food colouring to make each colour I would need for the characters, also using some coloured ready to roll fondant for details like the eyes. Before modeling any of the figures I added gum tragacanth to the pieces of fondant so that they would hold shape.

I built the figures up from the legs and just used a little water to “glue” the pieces together. I also made a few little flowers in a 3d effect on the same night in case I would need them for the cake.

The night before I assembled the cake, I then baked 2×9 inch round buttercakes and sandwiched them with buttercream. I applied a crumb coat over the entire cake once cooled and left it in the fridge overnight. The next day I did a second layer of buttercream then back into the fridge again for a few hours to let it chill.

When it was time to decorate the cake I coloured the remaining MMF with green colouring and rolled out a covering for the cake. I cut out 4 bamboo skewers which I wrapped in florists tape to avoid splinters, and positioned them in the cake where I wanted to place the figures, and pushed each figure onto the skewers very carefully. This kept everything very secure.

I then had fun using my son’s playdough cutters to cut out tree shapes and a butterfly, then to do the lettering. I secured this all onto the cake with a little water. The birthday “cake” in the centre was leftover MMF shaped and sandwiched together with a different colour.

I hope this homemade Waybuloo birthday cake idea has helped someone looking to do something similar!

1 thought on “Coolest Waybuloo Birthday Cake Idea”

  1. You would have made little Matthew extremely happy! I am about to bake a cake for my niece’s first birthday and had envisioned a square cake with just the pink character of Waybuloo, but since looking at yours the 3D figurines and all the characters looks more fun and even though my little niece will not remember the cake, it would be more engaging for her to see little characters and touch and play with them. I am going to try your idea although never have I worked with fondant before. Do you have a particular recipe I could follow that works well for first time users? my email is luchita_1984@hotmail.com


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