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« on: March 03, 2010 02:23:33 PM »

A friend's daughter was turning 3, so I offered to do the cake. I was told she likes the pink one from Waybuloo ... ...  ah, google is my friend. Waybuloo is a kid's TV programme. And "the pink one" is called De Li, and looks like this:

So, I made a cake. :-)  I used a basic victoria sponge, that I dyed pink for extra girly-ness. Then I froze it. I've not done that before, but it really helped the shaping,  and I think it improved the moistness of the cake. I knocked up a template of the shapes I would need, printed and cut it out, then carved my cake to shape. Jam and buttercream held it together. I added a crumb layer of buttercream before marshmallow fondant, which I've blogged about before. The fondant was this recipe. The pink just came from the fact I had a bag of pink and white marshmallows, and it was perfect! I then used some plain white ones to make the white, and the browny orange. I'd left the pink in the fridge for a week, the white only a day, and the pink was much easier to work with. My template worked quite well for cutting out fondant, but it stretched as I moved it on to the cake. Not sure how to avoid that, I'm going to have to make more cakes, to work it out aren't I? The tail and feet are just one layer of cake, the rest is two sandwiched together. Details I painted on afterwards. I'm very proud of the flower. :-)  Anyway, enough yak - the cake:

I must have done OK, as Milly recognised it as De Li, and Olly (2) who was also at the party said "Wah- bull- oooh!" and also that it was brilliant. Which made me happy. :-) And all the kids, and adults, ate their slice and said it was nice.

The trouble with shaped cake is that you end up with a lot of unappetising looking cut-offs. I also had a fair bit of fondant left. So I took a leaf out of Bakerella's book, and crumbed the cake, mixed it with buttercream, froze and shaped it, and coated it with fondant.

« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010 02:40:23 PM »

That is super adorable! And I love how you used the leftover cake. So cute!
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010 02:40:55 PM »

aww that is soo cute my  3year old ALMOST  4yr old just seen this and  now wants a cake just like that  lol you did a great job

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010 04:55:57 PM »

I recognized De Li from the thumb nail. you did a great job!!  And I like the cake crumbs idea.   going to use that for my sons birthday, where there will be plenty cake crums to be consumed Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010 05:18:04 PM »

haha Me and my little one are actually watching waybuloo right now Grin
That's a fantastic cake! The leftover treats are a great idea too.
Nice work!

« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010 04:56:03 AM »

ah that is awesome! My niece is into waybuloo - might attempt yojojo for her birthday! good job!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010 02:05:14 AM »

I've just showed my three year old this and he loves it. Looks amazing Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2010 06:42:13 AM »



You did an excellent job with the cake, I'm so going to have to try and make something simular for my muchkin's birthday in a few months, he loves Yojojo (one of his favourite words Tongue). Great tip with the leftovers too.
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