This Toy Story Cake is one of my simpler buttercream designs, and yet, one of my most favorite cakes. It's covered and filled with buttercream, then has fondant accents and real toy toppers.
I'm not a cartoon watcher. To the great disappointment of my kids, I usually sit and read a book or check email while they watch cartoon movies. Thankfully, my husband loves to watch cartoons with the kids so they're not completely deprived.
Having said that, I will make an exception for a few cartoons that I've fallen in love with over the years. One of those exceptions is the original Toy Story movie.
I loved it!!
So when my client Monica asked me to do a Toy Story cake for her daughter Olivia, I was pretty excited! Truth be told, I'd have been excited to do any cake for Olivia. She is a critically ill child who I've had the priveledge of making sweets for a few times over the years. My schedule doesn't allow me to make her cakes every year, but I absolutely adore doing it when I can.
Since my summer has been remarkably slow (as far as cake-making goes), there was no reason I couldn't do her cake this year! And boy... it's a special year! She just graduated from high school and turned 18! For a girl with her medical challenges, both of these were huge accomplishments!!
She had a huge birthday party that day and had lots of family and friends to celebrate with her 😍😍😍
With Toy Story 4 out in theaters and Olivia's big party, I wanted to go ahead and share this cake with you along with some details of the cake.
Sculpting characters is not in my wheelhouse and I'll be the first to admit it! So for this cake, Olivia's Mom just purchased some toys to add to my very simple buttercream design. Also, Olivia can't eat solid foods, so I wanted the cake to be buttercream so she could enjoy some frosting.
Alrighty, let me break down some of the details of this cake for you!
Toy Story Cake Details
First, the Toy Story cake was 6-inch and 8-inch tiers. As always, baked in my favorite Magic Line pans. The flavor was White Almond Sour Cream, or "wedding cake". You'll find that recipe here --> https://rosebakes.com/white-almond-sour-cream-wedding-cake/ .
Vanilla buttercream is the frosting I used to fill and frost the cake. It was tinted with Americolor Electric Blue for the bottom tier, and Americolor Leaf Green mixed with a tiny bit of Electric Green gel coloring for the top tier.
For the top tier, I used colored homemade marshmallow fondant to make the Toy Story logo. I printed it, and cut the pieces with a scalpel, then layered them together. It was a tedious but successful process.
You'll find my tutorial for covering a cake board in glitter paper and ribbon here. Lastly, the toys are from these sets here, here and here.
See my Toy Story Bed Cake here (it's very old 😜)
And that's it - all I've got for you today! Do you have any questions about this cake? If so, leave me a comment!