Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Birth of Wall*E

As I mentioned before, I was going to make a mock up of Sheepies cake before his actual party. I wanted to figure out how exactly to piece it all together so that it would look like Wall*E. Yesterday I decided was as good a day as any to do so, and in the morning I baked a cake.

(Warning: From here on out it's a pretty picture intensive post... hold on to your hats!)

Both Boy and FP thought they needed to help me clean up the chocolate mess a bit.

I don't know about you guys, but I've learnt that the easiest way to frost a cake is when it's frozen, so after it came out of the oven and cooled, I cut out three rectangles stacked them with some butter cream, and then popped the whole thing in the freezer to get hard. (now since I was just doing a mock up, I only used one cake for the entire thing; it's pretty small in real life.. maybe about 7 inches by 5 inches completely finished. Just to give you a size reference).

Fast forward to around 7 pm last night. I was about to pull the little cake out to turn into Wall*E when Sheepie decides that he wants to help me. Heck, why not, it's for his birthday isn't it? Well, would you believe that he ended up doing almost the entire thing himself. Don't believe me, check out the pictures!

First he coloured the frosting, and I melted it down a bit for him, so he could just pour it over.

Then we cut the frozen cake into a nice rectangle.

He then poured the frosting on.

Next we cut out the shape of the wheels and he mixed what colour he wanted the frosting to be and covered them.

I cut him some arms and a head out of some thick foam we have, and he tooth picked them into the body.

And then he took gel tubes and more frosting and decorated him how he thought Wall*E should look.

I personally think this summer with a cake this good he should enter a fair. What kind of three year old can make that? Really, all I did was the cutting and hot gluing of the head to the neck.

While I didn't get to try my hand at how I want to decorate his actual cake, I did figure out the basic mechanics of how to put it together, and that is what I was most worried out. I also took some extra foam and tested out how it takes frosting. It works well, so I think on his real cake I will be able to frost the entire thing (giving the head and arms more continuity with the rest of the cake.)

It was the perfect way to spend the night with Sheepie.

I had to edit and add in that, I love how he even has a little boot with a plant. You can really see it in the last picture next to Wall*E's left hand. Too cute!


Allanna said...

I'm very impressed! Go Sheepie!
(And go YOU!! Nice job! And being brave enough to let the munchkin take charge of the project!)

Daphne said...

He did awesome! Maybe we have a pastry chef in the making???