Spyro Skylander Portal Cake
If you have been keeping up across the platforms you know I have been celebrating my son's birthday through cake and sugar for what seems like a month! 3 Different days of celebrations for one child! Now I have to be clear here "I do not normally do this!" It's just been one of those family life balancing acts where I have had to get more creative than usual!
Yes that's right! I made 3 lots of cakes and toppers for three separate days!
1) Minecraft Topper Cupcakes for school (previous posting)
2) Today's post -Spyro Skylander Portal Cake for a small school friends party
3) Lego Chima Laval 3 tiered Cake to be posted next
Focussing on my Spyro inspired cake today, this little fellow just kind of grew and it was actually never my intention to create such a fantastic looking cake! Awesome fluke right?!!
The idea I had in my mind was a basic round cake, perhaps some coloured ganache and some kind of simple topper that would suffice for a 7 year old's casual birthday party at McDonald's. In hindsight, I did wonder what I was thinking taking this cake into a McDonalds party haha!! Total madness right?! I am sometimes self concious too, that most parents at my son's school don't decorate cakes like I do, heck most don't even realise that I am even writing this blog right now! But a lovely friend pointed out to me in her assertive manner:
|One beautifully baked Cake, levelled and ready to ganache.|
|I didn't have a Styrofoam Hemisphere handy so I made a fondant one using a pinch bowl as the mould. Once set I covered in a thin layer of fondant and embossed with a mini triangle cutter.|
|The wings were made first but attached last to ensure they were dry. I used foam and tissues to support the shape while drying.When placing the head I left tissue under his chin, again to support while drying.|
|Getting set up! |
1. White Chocolate Ganache 2. Black Fondant covered Board 3.Work Table Prepared
The top right corner is a white fondant disc, cut to the size of the cake.
|For the gold and bronze, I used branded branded Lustre dusts. I just dry brushed them on with a soft paint brush (a bit like applying eye-shadow.) I have found this brand to be my favourite true edible lustre, it blends perfectly both as a dry dust and as a liquid paint when mixed with decorators alcohol. Australian stockists are quite expensive so I buy them in bulk online via Party Animal Online's ebay store. It usually takes 2 weeks for them to arrive from the UK.|
|Cake Decor Cairns: Spyro Skylander Portal Cake|