I could have definitely gone the easy route and made a tiered Krokorok themed cake, but when it comes to kids and their cakes, I love to see their eyes bug out when the character they requested shows up in 3D cake form. With 5 little boys in our family, the excitement level can sometimes goes through the roof and I love it!
Here is a pic of the birthday boy who is holding the head of Krokorok after the cake was demolished by our family! Happy Birthday Luke!!
Mini- 3D head tutorial:
- While the cake was baking I started working on Krokorok's head. I've taken to using floral foam balls from Michaels for the heads of 3D characters lately, just because the foam is so light on the top of the cake and easy to shape. For this head, I started with an egg-shaped foam ball.
- I printed out an up-close Google image of Krokorok's head and carved with a small serrated knife until I got a good basic shape.
- I then added features using gumpaste (in this case, higher eyes and some bumps for the end of the Krok's "nose") and allowed them to harden.
- I liberally coated the foam and fondant in shortening, then added the tan colored fondant on top and let it set.
- Once set, I added the facial features and decorations (eyes, mouth, stripes, etc).
- I let the head set in the fridge and once the fondant was super hard, I placed the head on top of the cake to see what part of the bottom of the head I should put the dowel in for it to be placed on the cake properly...then I inserted the dowl into the bottom of Krok's head.
- Once Krokorok's "body" was covered and placed on the cake board, I put the head on and it all came together! :)
Happy 8th birthday Luke!
Thanks for coming to visit!!