Yo Gabba Gabba!

My friend’s little boy turned 2 this week. My how time flies!

He is enthralled with Yo Gabba Gabba and Elmo, so we chose a Yo Gabba Gabba theme for his cakes.

I made a vanilla two tiered cake for the adults and a chocolate smash cake for the birthday boy. Since I’ve never watched Yo Gabba Gabba, I looked at several google images for inspiration. I was originally going to make a two tiered cake with fondant Yo Gabba Gabba figurines, but the red one (I believe his name is Muno?) refused to stand up. I still have to work on my buttercream covering – it’s a bit bumpy.

I’m just glad that the birthday boy enjoyed his cake and thrilled that I got to see him dig in!

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  1. What did you make the green monsters marroon bumps with?

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    • sweetlizbakes

       /  September 10, 2011

      Hello! I made the horns with fondant. I just shaped them and let them dry overnight. Make sure you put dowels under the horns into the cake though, the horns were pretty heavy.

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  2. Thank you!!!

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  3. Your cakes look awesome !! I was just wondering what is your buttercream recipe? It looks thick and strong and other buttercream recipes I have used in the past have been quite limp and soft…. Thanks for awesome cake pics:0)

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    • sweetlizbakes

       /  October 19, 2011

      Thank you! I use the Wilton buttercream recipe and use shortening and no butter. I find that the shortening recipe is easier to work with and has less of a chance of melting than a butter recipe.

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  4. Rose

     /  December 5, 2011

    Hi, love these cakes! What did you use to make Muno’s bumps? Piped red icing or fondant?

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    • sweetlizbakes

       /  December 5, 2011

      Hi Rose! Thank you very much! I used fondant to sculpt his horns.

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  5. This is adorable!!! I am going to try it for my Son’s first birthday. I was just wondering what size pans did you use for each layer. Thanks!!

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    • sweetlizbakes

       /  January 27, 2012

      Thanks! I believe I used a 6, 8, and 10 for the layers. Good luck!

      Reply

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