Friday, September 18, 2009

Octonauts Themed Birthday For Dakota!

OCTONAUTS themed cake and cupcakes!











Do you know the brilliant illustrators of Meomi? They make the cutest characters, including these soon to be even more famous ones. Monice phoned me a few months ago to request very special themed cupcakes for her daughter Dakota's birthday, Octonauts themed! The Octonauts are a creation of Meomi, and there are storybooks featuring some crazy characters and cool, bonkers undersea adventures. Dakota's fave characters are Tweek the Bunny, Kwazii the Kitten and Barnacles the Bear, so I spent many hours slaving away in creating these adorable little faces out of fondant and edible marker, and also decided to make the pink jellyfish perplexed face too!

The cake was also a labour of love, chocolate with vanilla buttercream, topped with light blue underwater fondant, swaying seaweed, little starfish and mini blue rufflefish, and for a topper, a pink blowfish! I got to meet Dakota, she is so sweet and cute, and absolutely loved the cupcakes... she even said "they smell so good!!" Meeting the recipients of the cakes I work so hard on and seeing their excited reaction really makes me happy.

Apologies for yet again a mega picture explosion... I loved this order so much, and was so grateful that I could add some Meomi-powered sunshine to little Dakota's world.

xo

13 comments:

Jennywenny said...

Yet another ridiculously cute post! They are adorable, and I agree that seeing the face of the recipient is always the best part!!

Snooky doodle said...

although I don t know who the octonauts are. these are really cute especially the cupcakes :)

Bracie & Bryan said...

LOVE these Lyndsay. You are the most talented person I know. xo

ricebabies said...

You are insanley talented!!!

Thanks for love at The Rice Babies. I spend more time there now than the paperista.

I have a Lindsey doll in my head, now if I can find the time o get it out.

lyndsay said...

jenny-- thank you!!!

natalie-- thanks!

danielle-- so sweet!

kellie-- ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
LYNDSAY DOLL?? oh geez.. !!! too cool!

Fin-ish Me Cupcakes said...

I havent dropped by for a visit in a while..Wow soo many cute stuff! I esp love the fish cake..and all your gorgeous cupcakes..absolutely drool worthy!

lyndsay said...

thanks finish-me! your work is awesome, and inspiring too!! :)

apparentlyjessy said...

I love the mega picture explosion! The more the better! These characters are so cute, I adore Lieutenant Kwazii Kitten! I can tell the amount of love are care you put into this order, it really shines through, I bet the little girl was speechless with delight!

lyndsay said...

oh thank you jessy!! it's true, i worked hard on these little guys to make 'em shine!! :)

Al in Vancouver said...

Lyndsay,

You really rose to the occasion.

Josephine Chaos said...

OH_MY_GOD.... :-O

i´d die for this one...!!!

Ileana said...

My kids like Octonauts and I would like to throw my kids a party but I have not found any party supplies in US. Does anyone know where I can get them online? Thank you in advance!

lyndsay said...

Hi Ileana, I really don't know of any party supplies for Octonauts - they're great though, aren't they?

You may have to get creative and do an underwater-type theme, then perhaps do a few paper cut-outs of favourite characters? Or do an underwater theme and have the cake be Octonauts...

Good luck!

Lyndsay :)