Ok, it was time to put the plans into action. Time for putting together the cake! As mentioned in the Haahoo post… I can’t make figures. Thankfully I found these, just the right size for a cake, brightly coloured, and of course can be played with after the event too!
The request was for a big cake, and some individual cupcakes.
First, the cupcakes. An earlier post dealt with making some Haahoos for the top of some of the cupcakes, I also had a Daisy making session:
and also made some coloured balls of icing.
I made a batch of 12 regular chocolate cakes…
Only filling them half full, so that the cakes would be fairly flat on top, and below the top of the cases.
Next I rolled out some green fondant and cut out circles using a pastry cutter, and applied them to the surfaces of the cakes with a little buttercream to help them stick. I then smoothed the surface out to the edges using a small rolling pin….
The Haahoo cakes were easy, I simply stuck them on with a little royal icing:
I then used a leaf nozzle and some green royal icing to pipe little leaves, then sticking a daisy on in the centre:
For the final few cakes, I used a grass nozzle to pipe a little bit of grass, and then put some red and blue icing balls on too.
For the main cake, I made two plain vanilla sponges…
I iced both the board, and cakes with green fondant, using a thin skim of buttercream. I took a small piece out of the side, and iced that in a dark grey…
Then I made the path out of small blobs of yellow fondant..
..which were then pressed into the surface. I also put some daisies on with some piped leaves, and used a little more piping, with the grass nozzle, to cover the join between cake and board.
The dark grey bit was also accessorised with some stones and rocks made out of more fondant (held in place with a bit of extra assistance from some cocktail sticks) to make Makka Pakka’s cave…
…. then with all the other characters in place…
It is done!