Well, apparently, from everything I can see all over social media, today is Dr. Seuss' birthday... which of course I didn't know because I live under a rock. But since it is... let me jump in and say "Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!"... and share with you some Dr. Seuss Cakes I've done.
It's funny... in more than 5 years of cake decorating, I had never been asked to do Dr. Seuss until last year (2015) when I was asked to do 2 Dr. Seuss cakes within 2 months. And then... not once since then. But anyway... on with the cakes!
First up.. this topsy-turvy Dr. Seuss Hat Cake. This cake was all chocolate cake - 6" and 8" round tiers. I baked them in my favorite Magic Line pans. For the wonky shape - here's a short little picture illustration of how I get do it:
It's really not difficult to do at all and while there are a few different methods out there, this is by and far the easiest I've found!
For the brim of the hat, I mixed tylose into the fondant and let it dry overnight. I actually just made a full circle (I didn't try to cut out a hole in the center) and it worked beautifully. OH and I made the "1" the same way... tylose in homemade marshmallow fondant. I used a tiny bit of melted Wilton candy melts to "glue" it to the hat brim and the board... it worked perfectly:
Okay... one more cake. This cake below as my very first Dr. Seuss Cake:
The bunting on this cake was made using a technique similar to the bunting tutorial I have here.
For Ashlyn's name, I cut the letters with ClickStix and then placed them on tiny round circles with fluted edges (it was part of this Wilton Crinkle Mini Cutter Set). The letters on the side of the cake were done with Tappit Block Letter Cutters.
So... I think that's it - most of the details on both of these Dr. Seuss Cakes! If I left anything out or forgot any details - please leave me a comment!