Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ninja Turtle Cake

Last weekend was Minion #5's birthday. He turned 5 years old. I can't believe how fast he grew! He told me he wanted a cake that looked like the blue Ninja Turtle, I think his name is Leonardo, correct me if I'm wrong! 
So, being the blue turtle and all, I went with Duncan Hines Blue Velvet cake mix. I baked 2 9 inch cakes and cut the rounded tops off.
I also made homemade frosting and used Wilton's green gel color to get a deep green color. 

I then started icing the cakes. And once I got a smooth finish, it was time to give it a face. An easy way to ensure you don't  mess up drawing on your cake, is to use a toothpick and draw an outline to follow with your icing.
(My pics aren't in the right order below, but you get the idea!! ;)).

Then I just used Ziploc freezer bags filled with my different colored icing to make the rest of his face. The red mouth is a bit goofey looking because I was out of red coloring, so I had to settle for a tube of red decorator gel.
Overall, Minion #5 loved his cake and the celebration! We took him to Chuckie Cheese for game time and then came home and had pizza and cake and presents. We finished the evening off by letting the kids run through a GIANT rain puddle leftover from some excessive flooding we had!
It was a great day!
Praise God for another year of life for my little guy!:)


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