Happy Birthday to my two little monsters!
Backson" birthday cake has been at least 6 months in planning. The boys decided long ago this was the cake they wanted for their birthday. They LOVE the Winnie the Pooh movie, and my Jax can recite the entire Backson short (with accent, pause, inflection) perfectly!
For reference, this is what I was going for:
The Disney Wiki)
I covered the dowels with fondant-- and made fondant knee caps to give him some shape to those skinny legs.
To keep it as sturdy as possible, I also stuck a dowel through the head, through the board the head rests on, and into the body. (Sharpen the dowel with a pencil sharpener and tap it with a hammer- or heavy handled spatula- to get it through the cardboard cake board.)
The one drama with the cake was when the nose fell off thanks to a warm, sunny morning in my kitchen. Oops! But I replaced it, no problem! (I did stress immensely and cry before it was no problem, though!)
Oh, and his horns-- they were a pain. They are pure fondant/gum paste, so they are HEAVY! They're also made on lollipop sticks, but they didn't want to stay up too well, so I just stuck them in shortly before the party started, and thankfully they made it through!
Click the Links Below to See:
Other Cake Decorating Ideas
More Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving Ideas
Last Year's DIY Jack-O-Lantern Birthday Cakes
And don't forget, if you shop at Amazon.com through my link, you support this blog and its contents. Thank you!