SpongeBob Cake – Camping Episode – Sea Bear Attack

My dear son is turning 9 today. He is still faithful to old SpongeBob. This year the cake is a scene from his favourite episode (and not just his, I have to admit I love this one too). Tim actually designed the cake himself, all I had to do was just make it :)

When I asked Tim if I should bake a chocolate cake again, I got ”It’s spring already, let’s have something light and lemony this time”. He is so my son, I love him! So, inside is a lemon poppy seed cake, moistened with limoncello syrup, filled with white chocolate cream cheese filling, and frosted with lemon Swiss buttercream. All figures are made from gumpaste, everything is edible except the dangling things on Squidward’s sombrero and a hidden skewer holding his heavy head.

The cake might seem small on the photo (I wanted to include every character in the shot), but in reality it’s quite big, constructed from a half-sheet cake, and the board itself is over 15-inches in diameter.

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Pokemon Ball Cake

I have to admit I’ve known very little about Pokemon until recently. My own kiddo has no interest in this theme, so I had to rely on the internet sources to educate myself. Now I know at least a couple of dozen of these little monsters by name. Here, from right to left, are: Lapras (this is my favourite, she’s got such a lovely flirtatious look), Pachirisu, Pikachu, Munchlax (my boys liked him the most), and Dragonair. I kind of found them charming and enjoyed making these figures great deal.

The cake was for my son’s good friend. Happy Birthday, Alen! And the best wishes from all of us!

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Spongebob and Home Sweet Pineapple Cake

I was supposed to post the next daring bakers’ challenge, but … it didn’t happen, at least not yet.

Today is my dear boy’s 8-year birthday. And this is his birthday cake. Tim’s old love for Spongebob never rusts. New Pixar movies come and go, but Spongbob stays his favourite.

For the insides, first, I was thinking about making something coconut with pineapple jam and coconut buttercream, perhaps. But you know kids and their peculiar taste. I decided to play it safe and made chocolate cake filled with French vanilla buttercream.

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Winnie the Pooh Cake

I love the story and adore each and every character. I would probably make all of them if only the cake was larger and comfortable for everyone.

Inside, there is a rich chocolate cake, moistened with kirsch syrup, filled with strawberry jam and kirsch-flavored Swiss buttercream. The figures are molded from gum paste. The only thing inedible is a bee-holding wire.

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Skiing Bear Cake

I was asked to make “something with snowflakes and red skis” for a little boy’s 2nd birthday celebration. His early affection to skiing doesn’t come as a surprise since the kid lives in Whistler.
The cake was chocolate filled with milk and white chocolate ganache. The bear is from gum paste.

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“Better than a Fruitcake” Cake

This cake is one of my favorite Christmas things to bake. Not a fruitcake, but a buttery almond pound cake with tons of brandy-soaked fruits, it is still can be made well in advance (about a week beforehand is good enough for me). Orange marmalade and Grand Marnier glaze keeps the cake moist and fragrant.

I have made it before, but this year there’re gumpaste Snowmen instead of Santas. The decorations are obviously quite easy (everyone can roll little balls in the palms), although extremely monotonous and time-consuming. I started tilting the snowmen’s heads to the sides to make them not-so-alike and keep myself from boredom. Anyway, decorated or not, the cake is delicious and perfect for the holidays.

And now, I’m announcing the lucky winner of the Top Chef giveaway. It’s… Irene (comment left on December 15th, 2009 at 11:57 am)! Congratulations! There is also a little surprise: I decided to give away the Top Chef Season 5 DVD as well. The second winner is… Grace (December 11th, 2009 at 3:38 am)! Irene, Grace, please, e-mail me your postal addresses and I’ll ship the goodies to you. Thank you everyone for the participation!

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