Yesterday was my son's Golden Birthday. He turned 9 on the 9th! I asked him to plan his cake and he ran to his bedroom to get a Club Penguin (online Disney game and merchandise line) card that had a scene called Puffle Roundup. He wanted white cake and chocolate cake. The card had a Club Penguin Penguin lassoing a Puffle. We started thinking...how can we make the Puffles?
First, two chocolate cakes went into the oven.
Then 2 white cakes went into the oven:
As the cakes baked, we whipped up a batch of Rice Krispie treats:
3T melted butter, 1 bag of marshmallows, 6 cups of cereal.
Using a Wilson 352 tip, we piped the long hair on the tops of the Puffle's heads.
I used my left over royal icing from the Valentine's cookies to make Puffle faces. Pipe the black outline, flood with white and then pipe the black eyes. Add a small spot of white to the eyeballs when dry.
Piping the blue fur:
The cakes were assembled: two squares stacked with two half rounds butted up to the end of the square. Another half round was added to make a full circle with the half round chocolate and then the other half round white cake was stacked to create a third layer:
To support the weight of the penguin, I carved out a half circle in the top layer half round and then piled on the buttercream frosting to look like snow.
The figures went on the cake and then I piped a lasso around the blue Puffle and trees on the side.
It was one of my favorite moments.
I think he feels the same and will remember this birthday for years to come.
The itouch pretty much sealed the deal.