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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

One Cute Fuzzy Creature


When my children were young, Beanie Babies were all the rage and I can remember driving all over the place to find them.  As soon as a new one was released, everyone scrambled to be the first to own it!  A few years after the craze had ended, I remember packing up a huge box of those creatures and storing them in our attic... ah, yes, the circle of life for a toy!

This cake was based on a toy that reminds me of a Beanie Baby... a YooHoo pink lemur that is the birthday girl's favorite little critter.  Good thing I made the cake base for him.  That was the only part that Taylor was willing to cut into! 

6 comments:

  1. Hi!

    I just found your blog after doing a google search for "beanie babies cake". This cake is exactly what I have been looking for! It's beautiful! My daughter is turning 7 and she and all of her friends are obsessed with this line of Beanie Babies (they call them "big eye creatures"). I'd like to make her a "big eye" cake for her birthday. Could you possibly give me some direction on exactly how you did this? Specifically, what size pans and what number tips for the frosting. I'm guessing that I can do a couple of round layers for the body and then maybe a half ball cake for the head?? And possibly insert an oreo on each side for the ears (and then cover those with frosting). And maybe donut holes for the arms and feet?? I would be so grateful for any advice you are willing to give. All of your cakes are amazing!
    Thanks in advance,
    Tracey

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  2. Hi, Tracey! I just emailed you with some specific directions. Let me know if you need anything else. Happy caking!

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  3. This Cake is amazing, it is just what I need for my Daughter's 8th Lemur Birthday Extravaganza complete with tail making contest. I would be blessed if you could reveal to me the secrets for making this cake. She has the blue tailed lemur. Thank you

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  4. Christine, Thanks for asking! This is a super fun cake to make. I just stacked cakes (6" round layers) until I had the size I wanted. Then I carved the top to make the dome shape of his head. I used another cake to cut pieces for the arms, ears, legs and tail and stuck them on with toothpicks and a bit of buttercream "glue." No need to be perfect on the shapes because everything got iced with a layer of buttercream and them I piped the buttercream "fur" over the top. I used the Wilton grass tip and started with the gray fur. I filled in the white fur around the gray. The whole thing is sitting on an 8" cake layer iced in green buttercream and covered in sugar flowers. Happy caking!

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  5. Can you email me directions for this cake? My child loves it!

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  6. Hello, Anita! Thanks for asking! I don't have any directions written out other than what's in the comments above to another reader. The best thing about this kind of cake is that nothing really needs to be perfect or exact because it's all covered with buttercream "fur." Just keep stacking cake layers until you have the size you want and then carve the rounded top of the head. I made the eyes, nose and mouth out of fondant and just stuck them into the buttercream. Happy caking!

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Marj