Well, leave it to my daughter to change her mind a week before her birthday! haha She has spotted Debbie Brown's Little Miss cake. I do have a couple Debbie Brown books(LOVE her!) but I do not have the one with this cake in it! Now, they don't just have her books at the local chapters I have to order them in and it takes a couple of weeks. Does anyone have the lovable Character book with the little miss cake in it and can help me with it? I really need the construction of the cake itself and any other tips or tricks used in the book.....what pans did she use? Any help would be wonderful!! Thank you a head of time!!!
two tiers of same size stacked
then one tier carved that's a bit bigger for the roof
easy way out.
sheet cake split in 4ths for the main body
so a 12x18 would be 4 - 6x9 pieces
then would need a 11x15 cut in half for top to get 2 11x7.5 pieces
could do a 9x13 in 4ths -- 4 - 4.5x6.5 pieces for main body
and then a 9x13 split in half 9x6.5 for top
will need a cake board under the roof....just like in any multi-tier cake.
thick coat of BC on room to be able to soften edges easily.
then lots and lots of detailing and figure making (oh the chimney is just a little ol block of fondant)
base appears to be made in shape of petal pan. I'd use a petal pan and trace shape onto a 1/2 or even 1in thick piece of styrofoam that has been backed top and bottom w/ cakeboards -- glue whole thing together for greatest strength (homemade foamcore!)
I have this book. The cake is a 12inch square The roof pieces are 2(6"x5") the house peices are 3(4"x5") PM me if u need any help.
This photo of the Mr Men cake was just recently done by niknipscakes and she did a really awesome job! maybe you could PM her and ask her how she did it
thank you so much CC! I did pm niknipscakes and she is giving me a step by step instruction! What a Gal! I love CC! That just made my day!
Thank you Doug for the detailed instructions you gave me.....I have never really done a cake that needed dowels and boards etc so it's a good thing you mentioned it! AND thanks revel, I will pm you if I need any help! Thanks for everyone who posted! I appreciate your time and help!
awesome! im glad she is able to help you. i can't wait to see how it turns out don't forget to post pics
HI thx for all your nice comments about my version of Debbie Brown's Mr Men cake. I will do what I can to help but I must admit all I had to go on was a picture that I downloaded from Debbie's site. I started cake decorating college last Sept having never done any cakes before. This cake was my 1st novelty cake. I loved making it but was hard work just working from a picture with no instructions,nevermind starting small and working upwards, I just seem to jump straight in to the hard stuff. I took photos as I went along for my portfolio, these I will forward to cakebaker to help her. I only joined here at the wk and the site is fab and ppl on here are so helpful.
Well I am all finished! What a crazy cake! It took me like 2-3 days! BUT totally worth the smile on my Daughter's face! Thanks for everyone's help!! I appreciate it! Here's a pic!
Your cake is adorable....excellent job......