Sunday, October 21, 2012

Exploding Transformers Cake

How-to Secrets Revealed...
When you spend as many hours as I did on something you plan to cut up and eat, you better believe I'm going to document it! My son is a HUGE Transformers fan and I wanted to make him an Optimus Prime cake for his seventh birthday. I'm really happy with how it turned out... and it wasn't as hard as it might look. Shhh... here are my secrets...


Exploding Cake 
A huge thanks to Rose Bakes for the exploding cake tutorial. It was really easy and I hope to be able to use this technique again sometime.

Spirals
This is pretty simple, you'll need Duff's Decorative Cake Wire Twists. Take your fondant, roll it like a snake and wrap it around the spirals until it's covered.


Cake Topper
Transformers that don't transform are no fun at all, so I wasn't interested in getting a "cake topper". Here's the Optimus Prime toy I used instead. He was a perfect size for the cake top. I jammed toothpicks into his feet/wheels to get him to stand in place. He was definitely the hit of the party, and one less gift I had to wrap!


Super cool Transformers and Autobot logo
This looks hard to do huh? HA! Check out the Play-Doh Autobot Workshop. I used fondant instead of Play-Doh and it worked perfectly! A dab of icing on the back and bam, perfectly shaped Transformers. This was the easiest part of the whole cake.



The Rubble
The rubble at Optimus Prime's feet are red and blue Sixlets. These are yummier than those hard silver decorative balls and much more colorful.


TRANSFORMER Font
I downloaded the free Transformer font, printed my sons name and age, and then used an exacto knife to poke through the paper into the fondant to transfer his name.


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