Tutorials & Tips Tuesday Link Party {22} Kung Fu Panda Cake

You all I am exhausted! I forgot how long it takes to make a cake from start to finish. Asher turns 7 tomorrow and requested a Kung Fu Panda party to celebrate his big day. I have made a themed cake for every year of my boys’  lives and they look forward to it ALL year long. No joke….they talk about what kind of cake I will make for them the entire year. I’m not a great cake decorator, but for my guys’ I try my best :).

I found an inspiration pic from a real baker and copied the look. Unfortunately I didn’t ask you all on facebook how to create pure white frosting until after I had already made my “heirloom white” frosting. Sigh. Live and learn.

Years ago I received a Betty Crocker Bake ‘n Fill Pan which looks like this:

I used the bowl part of the cake and baked two cakes to create a ball. I made my favorite buttercream frosting and just blooped on some “hair” using a tip stuck inside a freezer bag. The nose is a gluten free brownie (so Zeph has some cake he can eat tomorrow) and the ears are oreos covered in marshmallow fondant. The eyes and mouth are purely marshmallow fondant which is very messy to make but not hard.

Asher is beyond thrilled with his cake so it’s all worth it!

Okay, drum roll please….random.org has spoken and the winner of Hometalk’s $100 Pottery Barn gift certificate goes to Kathleen from Charm Bracelet Diva! Congrats girl! Hundreds of other people now hate you :).

I’m excited to see what you’ve been up to this week!

Here are the rules of the party:

  • Please do not link up a project that you have linked up here on previous Tuesdays. Let’s keep it fresh!
  • Please link back. You won’t be able to link up if this url isn’t on your post BEFORE you link up.
  • This is my homepage link. You need the www for some strange reason. http://www.homestoriesatoz.com

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  1. says

    You did an amazing job on the cake! It looks adorable! It’s no wonder your kids talk about their special cakes all year long. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this linkup each week.

  2. says

    That panda cake is amazing!! I think it’s SO sweet to make them a special cake and even sweeter that they appreciate it :) Big props to you!

  3. says

    LOVE the cake. And now I’m hungry…

    Thanks so much for hosting this party, Beth! I’ve linked up some dresses I made from a toddler sheet set I found on clearance at Target. (#13) Hope you’re having a great day!

  4. says

    Thanks a bunch for hosting the link party. I’m excited to join in the fun this week after following your blog for a few months. That Kung Fu Panda Cake is fabulous. Looks like professional baker work to me…

  5. says

    wow – that’s an amazing cake!!

    I’ve linked up with this party for the first time (yep – newb here!!) – with a place of birth heart map I’ve made for my daughter’s room – I hope I’ve done it right?!?!?!?!

    thanks for hosting.
    (love your blog)
    cheryl xox.

  6. says

    That is one amazing cake!! Something I will just never have the patience to do unfortunately! Thanks so much for hosting!
    Jenn :)

  7. says

    Beth, I think that cake is amazing. My son loves Kung Fu Panda and would probably go nuts for a cake like that. I liked up our latest project, we painted a herringbone patterned wall. Thanks for hosting a great link party.

  8. says

    Thanks for hosting!! I’m always late to this stuff…but it took forever to write this one (finally the one with the planked wall how to). :-) Can’t wait to visit around!

  9. says

    OH EM GEE! I love it! It looks fantastic!!! YOU are an amazing cake decorator! NO wonder they talk about what you’ll make next all year!!! Thanks for hosting, Beth! :)

  10. says

    I love the fact that you make the boys’ cakes! My boys just had their 20th, 18th, and 14th birthdays. During those years, I’ve bought a bakery cake one time. It was cute, but it was expensive–and not nearly so tasty as a homemade cake. I created rocket ships, helicopter landing pads, snake pits–you just never know what might capture a boy’s fancy! But never once have I made a cake that would hold a candle to your Kung Fu panda. That’s adorable! And I’ve only seen pandas up close once, but I’m thinking Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing’s fur was much closer to Heirloom White than white. :)

    I linked up a tiny tutorial for a little project. . . just enough to keep my hand in! Thanks for hosting a fun party.

  11. Kim B. says

    Wow Beth!! Your cake is AMAZING!! My little one turns 7 in a couple weeks & I am sooo glad he didn’t see this cake as I know he too would TOTALLY want one & there’s no way my two left hands could make it…ha ha GREAT Job!!

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