Turtle Cake Ideas?

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pkec00 Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 6:10pm
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I'm looking for ideas for a cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday. Her "lovey" is a stuffed turtle, and I'd love to figure a way to make a turtle cake. I am a cake making rookie icon_smile.gif --so I don't know how to do REALLY fancy things, but I can sure try! I have added a picture of the turtle I'd like to copy...

Last year I did the Wilton's 3D rubber duck cake and it turned out pretty good!

I'm open for suggestions and would love to see pictures of other turtle cakes!

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jadak Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 6:17pm
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Maybe you could use an 8 or 9 inch round for the body since this turtle looks kind of flat (you could use a pyrex bowl for the body if you want it more rounded). Then use cupcakes or the mini wonder pan for the feet and head and tail (some carving/shaping may be necessary). Buttercream or fondant (or both) to cover. (I have NO fondant skill yet, so everything I do is in buttercream for the time being.)

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TamCo Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 2:54pm
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Hi I am making a turtle cake this weekend for my brother's birthday. I bought a soccer ball pan. It has the design of a turtle shell right in it. I will send a finished product picture as soon as I get it. Good luck with your cake. icon_razz.gif

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deliciously_decadent Posted 25 Jul 2008 , 10:09pm
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how cute! the easiest way to do this would be use an 8" round tin then shape the sides so they are rounded like the shell, i would then use something like twinkies for the legs and arms and a cupcake shaped a bit joined to a half twink for the head and neck. i would cover in fondant but if you are not confident buttercream will work just fine. i would pop a skewer through the twinkies into the cake and also stick down with a dob of BC to secure. let me know if you need any help! goodluck

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BLRA Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 11:15pm
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I am not expert. But I did one for my 2 YO daughters b-day. Her fisrt word was turtle and she is all about the turtle.

I had a hard time finding ideas. I made a turtle (for the adults) from a pyrex bowl (one that has the lid, so it is a little flatter). I used gumdrops for the eyes, cupcakes for the feet and head, some cutting needed. And I then made cupcakes for each child (white and purple for my girl) using gum drops (cut) for the feet and jelly beans for the head and jelly tube frosting for eye dots and smile.

It turned out good, but I am no expert so it didn't turn out like I would have hoped. Plus the buttercream I made softened up very fast (Texas heat). Need to find one that is easier to use in TX.

I have also seen a picture of a 3-D turtle made with a Pooh pan with some trimming done. Found it at some cake picture website.

Hope it helps. That's all I found in my searches.

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Kim040508 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 3:09am
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Hi, I'm pretty new at the whole cake thing also. My son just turned 4 and he wanted to have a turtle monster truck cake. Where he came up with that idea I'm not sure. I tried my best. The shell was from a socceer ball pan, the bottom was 8" square cakes sculpted to fit under the shell, the head was styrofoam and the wheels were little bundt cakes. Yours is kind of flat so you could probably use the 8" round pan like someone else suggested and I would make a square cake and then cut out the legs and tail from that. For the head you could use a cupcake and then shape it how you wanted it. I hope this gives you some more "thinking" power.

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