This cake was for a little boy named Tyler who was turning 4 and his favorite movies are those ones from Dreamworks that feature toys. You know the one with the cowboy and the astronaut. Oh what was that called? There were even cute little aliens in the movie with 3 eyes. Toy Story! That's it! As you can tell Tyler's favorite characters from those cute little movies are Woody and Buzz Lightyear.
This cake was a 6 inch round white cake with chocolate mousse filling. It was iced with vanilla buttercream and decorated with fondant cut in familiar shapes from the movies. Except for one thing...
This was my own little twist on the cake. The birthday boy was named Tyler (as I stated earlier) but his family calls him Ty. So I incorporated his name and age into the oh-so-famous Toy Story logo. I'm not breaking any copyright laws with that one! And I do believe it's oh-so-creative... Ty's mom thought so too!
And here's an iconic toy that everyone (even those of you who have not seen one of the Toy Story movies) should recognize. The ETCH-A-SKETCH! This etch-a-sketch is a little free form than a real one but you get the idea. I mean what's a birthday cake with the words "Happy Birthday" on there somewhere?!?! This was a great way to incorporate those famous words.
Speaking of famous...
Woody says "Howdy" on the top of this cake next to his good old buddy Buzz Lightyear who shouts "To Infinity and Beyond"!
The light blue background on the cake which was spray colored was a perfect place for these puffy little cartoony looking clouds. They were hand piped made of delicious vanilla buttercream. Now that's the kind of clouds everyone wants to keep their heads in!
You can also see the two toned rope border around the base of the cake. A cowboy is nothing without his cowboy hat and rope lasso, whether they are a toy or not! This rope was edible made from fondant dyed brown and twisted together. Mmmm.... looks like chocolate!
Check out this sweet setup from the party. I cannot take any credit for this (besides the cake), not even the cupcakes! It was all decorated by Tyler's mom. I just wanted to show how well my cake went with her overall design. Her other baby was the recipient of the girly castle cake and let me tell you that she rocked those decorations as well!
This cake was enjoyed at a family party after the friend party and the birthday boy (and his mom) loved it! I also loved the way this cake turned out from the layered look of the sky to Buzz and Woody themselves!
"As always, the cake rocked! Thank you so much. Everyone loved it....and of course it was super yummy (everyone commented on how moist it was!)" -Kati B.