Saturday, January 31, 2009

'The Wiggles' Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake

S and I's nephew recently celebrated his 2nd birthday (which I can't believe mind you- time flies). The party had a Wiggle theme, since he is absolutely obsessed with them. It's rather cute watching him 'sing' and dance. The birthday boy dressed up as Captain Feathersword which was really adorable as well. Even one of the adults came as Dorothy the Dinosaur!

Ideally, I would have loved to make him a 3D Big Red Car cake, but to be honest, I don't think my skills on 3D cakes are up there enough to pull it off. I ended up going with a simple chocolate cake with a vanilla frosting. I also bought a Wiggles edible cake topper and made coloured musical notes (the colours of the Wiggles) from royal icing to decorate.

In the past I haven't had much success making cakes that impress children, as I opt to use an Italian meringue buttercream. Mostly I get comments from children such as 'I hate this icing' or 'This is gross'! So lesson learnt- I went with an extremely simple (and extremely sweet might I add) frosting made from icing sugar, butter, vanilla extract and milk. I was actually very happy with how easy it was to work with. It was a good option too since it was extremely hot and humid that day. Needless to say, the kids loved the cake with that frosting, so I was happy.

Next year it's the big 3!


Anonymous said...

Bravo Bria! This cake looks marvellous and I can imagine how happy he was to have such a cool cake :D

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous birthday cake! Happy birthday to the birthday boy!

Bria said...

Yeah he had a ball!

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So did you end up getting those Wiggles concert tickets for his birthday? I know they must have been expensive but I'm sure it will be worth it.