Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A special cake- for the Cowgirl I love the most!

Our daughter is obsessed with all the Toy Story movies! She sleeps with Woody and Jessie every night. With her 3rd birthday approaching, I started looking for a great cake idea for her Toy Story party. I looked though several blogs and found my inspiration here...

I started by making two 9 inch white cakes and two 6 inch chocolate cakes. I chilled them overnight so they would stay moist and be easier to frost.

I have had enough trouble with cake sticking to the pan, so I am all about parchment! I also put small squares of parchment under the edge of the cake to keep my platter clean while decorating.

I could totally eat it just like this- a butter cream sandwich!

Frost the bottom layer then add the top layer and cover with another layer of frosting.

I then chilled the cake after putting on a crumb coat and applied a second coat of frosting about 1 hour later.

The day before, I whipped up a batch of Marshamallow Fondant and colored half brown and half black. I made long snakes of brown fondant and twisted them into ropes. Then I made bunch of cow spots and applied all over the cake.

I chilled the cake overnight and then pulled it out of the fridge a couple hours before the party and added a few toys to the top to make it official! Pretty easy- and I was very happy with how it turned out! 

Happy 3rd Birthday to my favorite Cowgirl!!


  1. I don't know how you do that, but it just amazes me every time, Kathleen! Great job and your lil Monkey is too cute...Happy Birthday, Robyn!

  2. That is so cute! And doesn't look too difficult either. Your little girl looks so happy about her cake!

  3. Kathleen, that looks amazing! You did a fantastic job!

  4. Very cute! I made a similar cake for my DD bday last year for her Jessie party. I have it posted on AR. Thanks for sharing! ~ Lovecakes