Super Awesome Unicorn Cake!

Meet Fido.  Fido is a unicorn.  Fido is a cake.  Fido is a super awesome unicorn cake!

Super awesome unicorn cake.
He’s very happy to be an edible unicorn.  You can tell by his toothy grin.

Super awesome unicorn cake.
Like all unicorns, he is made of sunshine and magic (and cake – lots of cake).

Super awesome unicorn cake.
And, also like all unicorns, he poops glittery rainbow Skittles turds.  (It is known.)

Butt and Skittle poop of a super awesome unicorn cake.
Okay, you might be wondering at this point why I made a giant unicorn cake that is pooping glittery rainbow Skittles turds.  A fair question, I feel!  This majestic beast of sugary wonder was constructed as part of a farewell for wonderful woman who is pretty majestic herself.  She’s transferring to another office within her company, and the team requested this cake as part of her send-off.  This shows just a hint of how much they’re going to miss her!  Oh – and she LOOOOOVES unicorns.  Did I forget to mention that?  And Skittles.  And… glittery rainbow turds, apparently.

Butt and Skittle poop of a super awesome unicorn cake.

Mmmm… rainbow-y.

If you’ve been paying attention, you might also have wondered why his name is Fido.  Well, when I was building him, my husband thought the internal structure looked more like a dog than a unicorn, so he named him Fido.  The name stuck, so I went with it!  I felt he needed a more unicorn-y last name, though, so I extended it to Fido McSparklebutt, and gave him a sparkly heart butt tattoo to live up to his moniker.  I thought, as an awesome unicorn, he could pull it off.  I think I was right.  :)

Super awesome unicorn cake.

Big shout-out, too, to The People’s Cake’s Kaysie Lackey for her Craftsy teachings on the internal structure of this fella.  It was my first time attempting a cake that stands on its own four legs (since most cakes have no legs to speak of at all…), and her guidance saved me a lot of trial and error!

Here are Fido and I together before he went to his fancy party!  (Sorry for the photo quality – this was a quick phone snap!)

Me with Fido the Unicorn cake.

Yay Fido!  What a guy.

Super awesome unicorn cake.

Well, that’s all the unicorn pics for now, folks.  Fido wishes all of you a cake-filled day.  And remember: Always be yourself.  Unless you can be a unicorn cake.  Then always be a unicorn cake.

…Sound advice, Fido.  Sound advice.

Always be a unicorn

Go Habs Cake!

Go Habs go!

As a proud Toronto resident and a long-suffering Leafs fan, I’m just happy to see Canadian teams in the playoffs.  At the moment, I’m glad to see the Canadiens!  As I write this post, I’ve got the Montreal-Tampa Bay Game 1 on in the background, and they just tied it up.  Woot!  Will this be the year Canada brings home the cup?  I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

In the meantime, this fan got his own team jersey, in the form of a birthday cake!

Montreal Canadiens Habs jersey cake

Montreal Canadiens Habs jersey cake

Montreal Canadiens Habs jersey cake

So, who are you cheering for?  Hockey or not, I always cheer for cake (at least you can always count on cake – unlike the Leafs’ playoff hopes!).

Go Habs go!

“Udderly” Adorable Farm Cake

I just loved this cute little farm cake!  The party was held at Toronto’s Riverdale Farm, so the cake was a perfect fit.

Farm Cake
The 2D scene around the lower tier featured Mr. Horse in his barn…

Farm Cake
…along with Sheep, Piggy, and a bright red bow!

Farm Cake
Miss Cow (since clearly she’s a lady cow…) topped it off with a “wooden” sign for the birthday girl.

Farm Cake

Farm Cake

Animal Bunting Cake

A trio of cute little animals decorates this sweet first birthday cake!

Giraffe, Elephant and Lion Cake with Bunting
Here’s Mr. Giraffe:

Giraffe, Elephant and Lion Cake with Bunting

Mr. Lion, chillin’ and danglin’ on the edge of the tier:

Giraffe, Elephant and Lion Cake with Bunting
And little Mr. Elephant (okay, maybe he’s more rotund than little…):

Giraffe, Elephant and Lion Cake with Bunting
They all have cute little tails, as well, but for some reason I didn’t think to get a shot of their rear-views (can’t imagine why that wasn’t a priority…).  You’ll just have to take my word that they were cute.  :)

Either way, Happy Birthday to little Gatsby – I hope your party was WILD!

 

 

 

A Cooking, Baking, Traveling, Tilting, Corvette, Kitty, Retirement Cake!

It’s a bit of a strange title for a blog post, I know, but I just wasn’t sure what else to call this cake!  Whatever you call it, it was quite the cake, for quite the wonderful retiree.

I was told that the guest of honour has some awesome plans for her retirement.  Among these, she wants to take some cooking classes, spend more time baking (I approve!), and travel the world.  She also just got a new cat, and she and her husband have plans to get a blue Corvette (hey, it’s no kitty, but it’s shinier and better on road trips).

I was asked to incorporate all of those elements into one snazzy cake for her farewell bash.  So… here it is!

A Cooking, Baking, Travelling Retirement Cake

Each tier featured one of her retirement plans.  The bottom tier was dedicated to cooking: a big pot full of spaghetti and meatballs spilled out onto the cake board, surrounded by various cooking paraphernalia (everything is edible, even the “wooden” spoon!).  Hopefully when she’s got time to cook at her leisure, she’ll be a little neater than I was and keep the spaghetti in the pot!

The “meatballs” are chocolate-covered cake balls, the “tomato sauce” is made from a base of corn syrup with chocolate cookie crumb “ground beef”, and everything else is either gumpaste or fondant, including the “marble” countertop.  I used a rice krispy wedge to hold the lid open (some of the party-goers chowed down on this krispy wedge as soon as it was disassembled – it was described as “so worth it”.)

A Cooking, Baking, Travelling Retirement Cake

The middle tier was a classic “pretty cake”, dolled up with pink details on its own edible plate, as a shout-out to her plans to bake more often in her retirement.  The top tier was a 3D globe, representing her desire to travel the world (and, to me, representing an extra challenge to make a sphere appear to balance on the edge of an already-tilted middle tier!).

A Cooking, Baking, Travelling Retirement Cake

On the very tippy-top, her fuzzy new feline friend was piloting the company jet to take her off on her adventures.

A Cooking, Baking, Travelling Retirement Cake

Down in front was the retiree herself, accompanied by the always-dreamy Fabio.  The initial idea was for to be her husband in the car with her, but he declined when asked to provide a picture of himself.  Her colleagues threatened that if he didn’t, they’d get me to put in Fabio instead, and he actually liked the idea!  So, open-shirted Fabio it was, complete with rippling abs and fully-formed nipples (not something I’ve often sculpted from fondant!).  Oh my!

A Cooking, Baking, Travelling Retirement Cake
So, there you have it.  A snazzy retirement cake!  Best of luck to the retiree – I hope she has at least as much fun in her retirement as I did making this cake for her!