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Coolest Yo Gabba Gabba Brobee Cake

We love Yo Gabba Gabba at our house and I really wanted to try to make a Yo Gabba Gabba Brobee cake similar to the one on the ‘birthday’ episode!

I baked a 9×13″ one-layer cake to make the body of Brobee. I baked a second 9×13″ cake and cut pieces to make the arms and the red/orange horns on his head. (I used regular chocolate cake mix.) The arms were cut from two 2×9″ rectangles, which I rounded to make shoulders and hands. The triangle horns were about 3″ tall.

I purchased a large container of Duncan Hines whipped fluffy white frosting – I think it was a 16 oz container. I found a neon set of food coloring (Durkee brand) that had a lime green, and I used almost an entire bottle of that to tint the white frosting for the light green of Brobee’s body. I also added a few drops of normal green food coloring to make it a bit darker. I used this green to frost the entire face/body/arms of Brobee.

Then I used two tubes of green Dec-A-Cake frosting to make the dark green stripes. I had the four plastic screw-in Dec-A-Cake decorative icing tips and used the long flat one (in 3 layers) for each stripe. It came out wavy, which made the stripes look more furry.

Next, I used a tube of red Dec-A-Cake (and mixed in a little bit of yellow food coloring to make it more orange/red) to frost the horns and mouth. Again, I used the decorative tips to make the mouth shape and then smoothed it later with a knife.

I reserved two spoonfuls of the white Duncan Hines frosting and smoothed that into circular shapes for the eyes, then used a tube of black Dec-A-Cake with the smallest round tip to make the black dots on the eyes, the line on the mouth and the curved unibrow.

Overall, I was really happy with how the cake turned out, although if I could do it over, I would have somehow made his body/legs a little bit longer. He’s a little bit short and squat! And very very green.

20 thoughts on “Coolest Yo Gabba Gabba Brobee Cake”

  1. I’ve been reading up on all cakes Yo Gabba themed and I’m attempting to make this one in a few days for my little cousin’s birthday. .wish me luck!

  2. Thank you for this idea. today is my grandson’s 2nd birthday and I’m gonna make this cake. He loves Brobee. I hope it comes out as close to as good as yours. Very good job:)Thank you for posting it.

  3. that is a really good cake I am making it for my daughters 2nd birthday. She loves Yo Gabby Gabba and Brobee is her favorite so I wanna thank you in advance. I am using your recipe.

  4. I think you did a fantastic job. I’ve seen other cakes and it has not been as good as yours. I think yours is the closest to the one on the birthday episode! Others make him too rounded. I’ve printed the picture and I will attempt to do as well of a job. Thanks!!

  5. Thank you so much for your tips. You make this sound easy, but I’m sure your obvious talents helps. I can’t wait to try this for my daughter’s birthday!

  6. I made this cake for my sons 2nd birthday. Thanks to your instructions it was pretty easy and it turned out great. Big hit at the party. When my son saw it for the first time all he said was “Wow wow!” Thanks for sharing!!

  7. I just searched Yo gabba gabba cakes in Des Moines, IA and yours was the first search result! I live in Pleasant Hill. Is there any way you could recreate this master piece by this weekend?! Thanks so much!

  8. I love the cake. You did a great job, I’m making this cake for my daughter, it will be her 2nd birthday on April 10th. She is gonna love it. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  9. This is such a cute cake and seems easy enough to make. I read how you made it and I am going to try it tonight ( for a practice cake )for my 2 year olds party Sunday. Thanks..Great job!

  10. This is adorable! Thanks for sharing! I am going to try and make a cake like this for my son 2nd Bday next week! thank you.

  11. Thank you so much! I just made this cake for my daughter’s 2nd birthday party and it turned out fantastic! You Rock!

  12. didn’t know how to start with that one, and I googled how to, and here I am. I am going to attempt this as well. I haven’t decorated a cake before so. here goes :)

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