Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Where The Wild Things Are" Cake!






Fun fun times! Moishe, the yellow eyed monster dude from "Where The Wild Things Are", was the request for today's cake of the day. Chocolate cake with peppermint buttercream covered in fondant, and Coco Cake's rendition of Moishe's hilarious face.

To make Moishe, first I baked, cooled and frosted (with peppermint buttercream) a 7 inch chocolate layer cake. Next I covered the cake with white fondant for a smooth finish. Next I made the eyeballs, nose and teeth using fondant. Then I used food coloring to transform the icy cool white buttercream into two colors of "hair." Using a "grass" frosting tip, I mixed the two frosting colors in the same bag, then piped the hair onto Moishe's face, making sure to give him long bangs that poke into his eyeballs-- just like me!!! Because Moishe has a stripey shirt, I made sure the cake board was striped and the ribbon was striped too.

Happy Birthday Lisa!! Hope you were surprised!

30 comments:

gyoza*girl said...

OMG!!!! WILDLY awesome cake!!!! :)

Amber, That's Me! said...

Wow, great job- love them and the book!

apparentlyjessy said...

I loved that book when I was a kid! Your Moishe cake looks great, I love how you described how you made him. I must invest in a grass tip me' thinks.

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Aww he's cute! I know he shouldn't be cute; He should be wild and scary. But I love him! :D

lyndsay said...

hi all! thanks!!
--jessy, the grass tip is pretty awesome-- multiple usage!! you could make mini spaghettis atop mini cupcakes...

Heather Maxwell-Hall said...

get
out
it's epic

Al said...

That may top them all!

Snooky doodle said...

oh god! I really got skirt. :) great job

miamorsweets said...

too cute! my kindergarten class would love this cake

Fin-ish Me Cupcakes said...

Excellent! What a cool cake:)

J+S said...

Wow! Do you mind if I post this on my blog and of course link to you and give you credit? If that's a problem, just let me know.

Love your blog!

lyndsay said...

thanks for the comments internet friends old and new!
-- J+S, sure, no problem! thank you!! :)

You are my fave... said...

Love this! You'll have to make it again for the movie premiere.

PaisleyJade said...

That is the coolest cake!!

lyndsay said...

woohoo! thanks ladies! :)

Erin said...

ADORABLE! Great job!!

fa:scinating said...

awesome! :D :D :D

Lara Jane said...

Loves it!

(so does this girl, entering it in a contest! ack! bad form!)

lyndsay said...

thanks erin, *fascinating* and lara jane!!

xo

Dot said...

Really cute! My fave book as a kid... so nice to discover your site!

Dot

lyndsay said...

lara jane, i just followed the link you posted-- wow! it's my exact cake! i don't mind people using my ideas, but it would be great if they would credit where they found the idea. thanks for letting me know.

:)

emma said...

this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!
love love it.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

WOW- that is fantastic! I jsut found your blog via a link to this cake (from RVA) It's just amazing. I'm working on a Roundup of Wild Things creations and I would love to link to this if you didn't mind. I'm in awe!

Taylor said...

Could you possibly use marshmellow fondant on this cake, instead of buttercream fondant?

lyndsay said...

thanks emma and rachel!!
rachel, feel free to use it, thanks so much!! :)

taylor yes you can use marshmallow fondant for the outside... it's buttercream on the inside! :)

cloudsarehiding said...

holy wild thing!! just wow!! to get a cake like that! :D

oneordinaryday said...

Absolutely awesome.

susan said...

completely fantastic! i'm flabbergasted!

dLo said...

beautiful cake!

how did you get his horns to stay up?

lyndsay said...

thank you, thank you!!

dLo, the horns are poked with long wooden skewers!! :)