Sunday, November 6, 2011

Toy Story Cake


My husbands godson, Christian, celebrated his first birthday party with a Toy Story theme. This cake took quite a few days in the making. I wanted to learn how to do color flow. I've seen it on the Wilton website (here) and so I figured I'd use that technique on this cake.


TOOLS I USED
INGREDIENTS I USED
HOW I DID IT

Color Flow Decoration. I created a pattern using Adobe Photoshop that looks like the movie title. It was easy to make. If you need one, just leave a comment here or on Facebook and I'll be happy to help. So anyway, I made the color flow decoration one (1) week in advance to give it time to harden.




2 days in advance. Made Marshmallow Fondant (MMF). I colored about half a cup of fondant, blue.


Bed Details. I knew that I was going to make a 6.5" x 9" (half of 9"x13" pan) cake for Andy's bed. So, I drew a sketch of the headboard and footboard based on this size. The centerpieces were my way of mimicking the rails on Andy's bed.





Painting. Diluted some brown gel paste coloring with water. With a medium paint brush, I painted a thin coat over all the pieces on one side only. Paint in one direction, letting the bristles on the paintbrush pull through the diluted food coloring to create a striped wood effect. (Note: Do not go back over the areas painted as this will cause the food coloring to lift off.) The first coating was little patchy. But just left it for 10 minutes to dry, then painted on another coat. Left the pieces on the parchment paper to dry completely.



Cake Board.  My husband had this slab of hardwood floor which was given to us by the company who worked on our house. Made sure I cleaned and disinfected it well even though no part of the cake would touch it.  I also cut a 10" cake circle into a rectangle to fit the cake. Then wrapped in foil. This is where I actually placed the cake.

The Bed.  Baked a 9"x13" cake. Trimmed the crust from the cake and leveled the top flat.  Cut the cake exactly in half and put one piece on top of the other. Filled and frosted the cake as usual.

I rolled out white fondant to cover 1/3 of the bed. Then rolled out the blue fondant to cover the rest. I used the stitching wheel of the Wilton Cutter Embosser to make the quilt pattern on the blue fondant. Then I used a 3" strip of white fondant to cover where the white and blue fondant "bed sheet" meet. Lifted carefully and positioned on the cake board.


Pillows. Split a log of white fondant into half. Rolled into two (2) oval shapes, then pinched up four corners on each oval to make the two pillow. Stick onto bed using fondant glue (a little bit of fondant mixed with water).

Assembly. Using dabs of brown fondant glue (fondant mixed with water and brown icing), I stuck the headboard and footboard in position with the painted side against the bed. Then painted the other side as before.

Finishing Touches.  Colored a small amount of white fondant with yellow icing color. Then used the smallest star cut-out to make little stars for the bed.  Also, rolled out white and blue fondant into long logs to make the small rug.

The parents gave me a Toy Story 2 Figure Play set to place on the cake.


21 comments:

  1. Hey luv this cake! Can u send me the happy birthday logo?! Pld11419@comcast.net. Thanks so much!

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  2. Love it! Thanks for posting the instructions! Logo would be great! doubleshoe@ruraltel.net Thanks!

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  3. making this cake for grandson's 1st bday. plz send logo as that would make things so much easier. imadsflower@gmail.com. thnx a whole bunch!

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  4. Sent all the requested happy birthday logos. I hope you post a picture of your cake on our Facebook page.

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  6. E' bellissima, la più bella che c'è sul web. Siccome vorrei farla anch'io vorrei sapere la dimensione del pan di spagna su cui hai lavorato e quanta fondente hai usato in tutto......grazie.

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  7. Hey, this cake is amazing!!! Do you have a template u used for the head/foot board?? If so can u email it to danielleteixeira05@hotmail.com. Thanks

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    1. I don't have one. I just drew it free hand based on the size of my cake pan. When I was satisfied with my drawing, I traced it on parchment paper to make a pattern for the fondant. I hope that helps.

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  8. Hi, This cake is fantastic!! I was wondering if you still have the logo and also the template you used for bed head/foot? If so my email is p.bayne@bigpond.com Thanks :)

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    1. I still have the logo. I just have to look for it. If you still need it please let me know. Sorry for my later reply.

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  9. Hi, I would love a copy of the logo too if you don't mind. My email is butlersmith5@gmail.com. Thank you

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    1. Hi, I still have the logo. Sorry for my late reply. If you still need it, please let me know.

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  10. Hi, I would love a copy of the logo too if you don't mind. My email is butlersmith5@gmail.com. Thank you

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  11. Hi I would love a copy of the logo if possible. Making a cake for the weekend. My email is fionagahan2000@yahoo.co.uk.

    Thanks
    Fiona

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  12. Happy 2013, Hate to sound like a broken record but.....are you still emailing copies of the logo? Thanks... riveratina7@gmail.com

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  13. Hello can you email me the logo please at shanni26@gmail.com I want to make this cake for my 4 year old his bday is 2/12 and he loves toy story but i have never made anything like this im nervous

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  14. Also interested in logo if you still have!! Going to attempt this cake for my son who will be 4 at the end of the month!!
    Tarynld@yahoo.com

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  15. Hi im going to try making my son this cake for his 3rd birthday could you send me the logo please : ) useruk2096@aol.com thankyou Claire

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  16. Hello...I'm going to make this cake for my sones 3rd birthday...could you please send me the logo? rachiebabie2007@gmail.com. Love the design!

    Thank You

    Rachel

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  17. Thanks soo much for the instructions. I am also going to attempt to make this cake for my son who will be 3 at the end of the month. Could you please send me the logo? Thanks mish06@live.com.au

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  18. im making a toy story cake and would love the happy birthday logo any chance you could send it me please it would make my day many thanx keledge01@hotmail.co.uk once again many thanx

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