“A Feeble Attempt at a Digimon Birthday Cake” would be a more apt title…
I made this cake for my dearest friend’s son who turned 5 last Monday. I almost wished I accepted a health insurance quote as I was afraid my friend will break my arm after she sees the cake. Ok, that’s an exaggeration. Hee hee.
The top tier is French Vanilla with buttercream filling and the bottom tier is Devil’s Food Cake with chocolate filling. I’ve seen a lot of cake photos that were frosted in buttercream but decorated with fondant and gum paste and they looked really great. So I thought I’d try doing the same thing and hoped that mine would, at the very least, look decent.
The most dominant Digimon colors, I would say, are orange, yellow and blue. Check, check, check. The birthday boy’s favorite character is Agumon, the dinosaur looking creature on the top of the cake. I cut out Agumon’s shape on yellow fondant and then drew and painted the details.
The figure is completely edible as I used markers with edible ink and coloring gel mixed with a bit of vodka (which evaporates so don’t worry!) for the details. My original plan was to put a lollipop stick at the back of the figure and make it stand on the cake. Alas, the fondant still wasn’t hard enough by the time I had to leave the house. Tsk. So I cut out a rectangular piece of fondant to serve as a frame of sorts. I should have, SHOULD HAVE, cut a round piece instead. :(
Nevertheless, the birthday boy seemed to like his cake, and so did my friend. The birthday boy’s twin brothers loved how the cake tasted. That was the first time I saw them finish a slice of cake…EVER! I hope to do a better job with the twins’ birthday cakes next month. *crosses fingers*