Here is a cute little Paw Patrol birthday cake. It was inspired by Marshall the dalmatian, who is apparently the birthday boy’s favourite character from the show!
I just loved this cute little farm cake! The party was held at Toronto’s Riverdale Farm, so the cake was a perfect fit.
A trio of cute little animals decorates this sweet first birthday cake!
Mr. Lion, chillin’ and danglin’ on the edge of the tier:
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!
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!
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”.)
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!).
On the very tippy-top, her fuzzy new feline friend was piloting the company jet to take her off on her adventures.
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!
What says childhood more than a simple bouncy ball?
How about a bouncy ball cake?
For this birthday boy, bouncy balls are his favourite toy, so it was a natural choice for this sweet and simple birthday cake. Another favourite of his is a book that features a red tow truck, so I wanted to incorporate that into the design too. Here’s his red truck, on a bouncy ball all of its own!
Hope you had a bouncy birthday, Clem!
If there’s something strange… in your neighbourhood…
Who you gonna call…? GHOSTBUSTERS!
But if you want a Ghostbusters birthday cake? Well, then you should call me (I can’t help if you have actual ghosts, though – so don’t call me for that!). Complete with edible handmade logo and green slime!
There, now that the mood is set, here’s a close-up of the logo. Oooooh – ghosty!
My favourite part was deciding which quotes to put on the side – after all, “there is no Zuul. There is only cake.” Okay, I may have mis-quoted it just a wee bit, but it was in the birthday boy’s favour (FYI, I use the term “birthday boy” loosely, as this cake was still entirely appropriate for a birthday boy over 30).
…and yes, hardcore fans may point out that “Who you gonna call?” and “I ain’t afraid of no ghost!” are actually quotes from the theme song, not the movie, but… well, the cake didn’t seem to mind. :) I’ll further placate potentially disgruntled fans with this classic Ghostbusters clip. Enjoy!
Okay, that’s all for now. I hope you had an awesome birthday, Shaun!