I’m getting a late start on writing today. I wish I was one of those bloggers with posts written up and stashed away for a rainy day when I don’t have time to write, but the truth is… I just never have that kind of extra time.
And today… well, it was a typical Friday for me. I had lots of cake to do (as usual), I only got a few hours sleep (again, as usual), and I have a mega headache – which made things way worse! But finally, I’m sitting down and I really wanted to share this cutie-pie cake with you!
So – this is a pretty, girly Yo Gabba Gabba cake. And I can honestly say, I’ve never watched Yo Gabba Gabba. In fact, I didn’t even know what the characters looked like until I was asked to do this cake.
But what I did know (thanks to my sister sharing with me) … is that they sing
the most annoying song ever the cutest little song… “There’s a party in my tummy, so yummy, so yummy!”.. and if you ever get that song stuck in your head, you’re doomed. I’m just sayin’.
Sorry – back to the cake. While I may not be a regular viewer, I really like how this cake came together. I love all the colors and stripes and polka dots…and even the different letters on each tier. It was lots of fun to make and try out new things!
For the bottom tier, I used the letter cutters from the Wilton 101 Cookie cutters set and the flower punch from the Wilton Gum Paste Flowers set. I just used a large round piping tip to cut out the flower centers and polka dots on the letters.
For the stripes, I used my FMM Ribbon Cutter and for the red “rope”, I used a large hole disc on my Makin Extruder. I made the Muno character by hand with Satin Ice Red Vanilla fondant (with Tylose kneaded in) and he’s on a lollipop stick… and the “4” is Satin Ice Gum Paste, also on a lollipop stick.
This cake was zebra strips chocolate and vanilla for the top tier (with vanilla buttercream filling) and rainbow vanilla for the bottom tier, also with vanilla buttercream. With the exception of the red and the gum paste “4”, all decorations were homemade marshmallow fondant.
Now… on to the cake pops. I have since learned the character names (or at least the ones I made)…
Did I get those right? I hope so.. that would be embarrassing! Here are a few of the things I used to decorate them… Wilton candy eyes for all the eyes, Mini M&M’s, Easter M&Ms, Americolor Markers, and CK Candy Writers.
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