Cakes gone by….
In my review of ‘Cakes gone by…’ I found the photo of this one lurking on my laptop. I made it for my friends son last year (wow that was a year ago! Where did that go?)
All the kids at school are mad on Moshie Monsters. If you don’t know what Moshie Monsters are, they’re these cute critters on a website where kids create and name their own monster and go on missions. They all interact with each other. It’s all logic and puzzle solving and kind of learning. Beau loves it. There are stickers to collect and toys and everything.
Anyway, this was one of the first larger 3D character cakes that I made. Charlie’s mum gave me a print out of his monster, so I would get the colours and shape right (there are some very odd characters) This is Furi.
I made three round Madeira cakes and cut each one in half, filled it with buttercream and jam then sliced the sides off till it was the right shape. I then covered the outside with a thin layer of buttercream and cut out loads and loads and loads of triangles from sugarpaste. Each triangle was attached (to the buttercream) from the bottom up and it took ages, but it created the perfect feathery fur effect.
I then made the eyes, mouth and cheeks. I dug out a little bit of cake where the mouth was so that it looked open when I applied the black icing. The hands and feet were made from sugarpaste as was the ‘FURI’ name. These were attached with royal icing.
The cake was a big hit and the young boys at the birthday party wouldn’t let my friend cut it up. How much of a compliment is that? Nine year old boys not wanting to ruin my cake. I was very touched.
Found your blog not long ago and since then have visited you several times. Congratulations as you seem to be enjoying this whole baking experience!
I wonder where in the UK are you based and if by any chance you take orders for Birthday cakes, in case I am lucky enough to be close to you!
Thanks so much for your message. I am very flattered. I’m actually still in the process of finishing my kitchen (it’s the longest kitchen refurb in the world. Everything that could go wrong has!) I will be getting Health and safety round to check my kitchen and I are up to scratch before I set up as a professional cake maker, so I can make cakes for anyone other than friends and family so unfortunately I have to say no for the time being, but watch this space. It’s just tiling and painting to go and I should be there soon!
For future reference I am based in South East England.
Thanks for the quick reply!
I live in Buckhinhamshire and my kids’ B’days wont come until June and August, so this may work at the end. Will keep an eye on your blog anyway!
Thanks for the quick reply!
I live in Buckinghamshire and my kids’ B’days wont happen until June and August, so this may work at the end. Will keep an eye on your blog anyway!
Em I LOVE this cake! I have absolutely no idea what a moshi monster is, but he just looks so sweet. Just found out my friend is preggers, and lives in Hayes, so will be calling you to get a baby cake made at some point! xx
Ah that’s lovely. Congrats to your friend. My house is awash with little plastic Moshie Monsters. If you have small people you become an expert on them!
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