I made a cake for a friend of mine, Erin who's son, Jackson is 3 today. Jackson is very into Toy Story, and she was having a toy story theme party for him so we thought a cake of the same theme would be great!
I did a 4 layer vanilla cake with blue, green and purple sprinkles inside, and then vanilla butter-cream with the same color sprinkles mixed right in.
I decided to make it look like Andy's bed from the movie. I purchased an edible cake topper (since I lack the equipment to make one myself-some day I'll be cool enough) and placed that on top of a "quilt" made of home-made (slightly almond flavored) fondant. I then made a headboard out of brown fondant.
The cake was HUGE. The tallest cake I've ever made, and I swear weighed 100 pounds. Ok. Maybe not 100 pounds.... but it was quite heavy.
It's one of my favorite cakes. It's very simple, but very cool.
I've said this before, and I'll say it again, there is just something all warm and fuzzy about making a cake for a child. Just knowing where it's going, makes it that much more special to create.
No matter what it is.
I must confess, I happen to find this one quite fun though-I don't know what kid wouldn't like this!
And some pictures my friend took for me.
Jackson blowing out his candles, such a cute little kiddo!
Four layers of vanilla cake and vanilla butter cream makes for one LARGE cake!