Baby's 1St Bday Yo Gabba Gabba Cake - Help!

Decorating By ma418 Updated 24 Mar 2010 , 12:34am by erinalicia

ma418 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 12:08am
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Hi everyone!

Okay well I am totally new to this, I am making a yo gabba gabba cake for my baby boys first birthday.. he is a HUGE gabba fan!

I want to make it like pictured here:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakesuniquebyamy/3824726076/

What size pan do I use for this? 8 inch for the bottom, 7 inch for top? How many layers do I have to bake to equal one tier? I want to do two like in the picture, I just dont even know where to start! I'm going to do one layer with orange fondant, one layer with yellow, and put multi color stars all over (add shimmer dust to them to make them), put his name in the front in fondant letters, and then put the yo gabba gabba figures on top.

Here is the cake recipe I plan on using:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Too-Much-Chocolate-Cake/Detail.aspx


Any help is GREATLY appreciated, thanks so much!

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erinalicia Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 12:34am
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That recipe is the same that I use from this site called "darn good chocolate cake". Personally, I only use 3 eggs as the 4th egg can make the cake too dense and cause it to sink in the middle. It's a very good cake and is my favorite chocolate cake. I also add a teaspoon of instant coffee grounds and increase the water to a cup. The batter is quite thick and the extra water doesn't hurt the finished cake.

As for the size, it depends on how many servings you need. That cake looks like it has at least a 2" size difference and that one looks like it is an 8" and 10". You need 2 cake layers per tier which will give you a finished tier size of approx 4" tall.

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm
this is the serving guide that I use as do many others on this site. This should help you determine what size tiers to make.

Hope this helps. Welcome to CC, by the way! icon_smile.gif

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