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Yo Gabba Gabba Cake

Remember these cookies I made for a baby shower last year? Well this little guy just turned 1 on Saturday!!

His favorite thing is Yo Gabba Gabba, so naturally the parents went all out!

After much deliberation, we decided on one large cake for the guests, and one personal little cupcake for Baby Jude! It was his first time having sugar, and we had some dietary restrictions, so I made him a Dairy Free cupcake with Vegan Frosting… recipe will come later this week!

Without further ado, here is the cake I made for Jude!

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On the sides of this tall cake I did each of the characters…

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(oops we had a little cake accident next to Toodee up there..)

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I surprised the parents and made the inside of the cake like a rainbow cake, but in the colors of each of the characters… the Brobee layer is even striped!

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Poor little guy was exhausted after such a fun party!

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In case you were wondering, yes there were a lot of colors on this cake!

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Here is how I made the stripes for the green Brobee layer:

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Pour a small amount of batter into the center of the pan. With the other color, pour a small amount of batter directly in the center of the pan again, right on top the first circle. Go back to the first color and do this again, right in the center of the circles. As you add more, the layers push out and create the above ringed affect. When you cut into the cake, you will see the vertical stripes! (This can be done with black and white or chocolate and vanilla to look like zebra stripes!)

 

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Unicorn Poop

I am such a girl in that I love rainbows, anything sparkly, and everything make-believe. When I saw this on pinterest, I almost exploded immediately with excitement.

Don’t be scared, it’s really just sugar cookies all dolled up. Tasty and cute, and I have a feeling little girls would LOVE this. I need to get me one of those.

I mostly followed the tutorial linked with the pin, but I put my own spin on it.

Store bought doughs do not work well for these cookies. The recipe must hold it’s shape well for them to turn out looking like poopies. This recipe is my go-to and would work really well for these cookies because it holds its shape.

I divided it up into 5 equalish sized balls. Instead of regualr rainbow colors, I girled it up even more: pink, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

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I just added a bit of food coloring to the ball of dough, and carefully kneaded it until it was all mixed in. To avoid staining my hands, I put the dye in the middle and folded the dough over it. Then I kneaded it carefully keeping the dye in the center until it was mostly absorbed, then I was able to knead it like normal until it was all mixed in.

Using regular dropper-food coloring (like you buy at the grocery store) may not make as bright of colors and will be more likely to dye your hands. I recommend the Wilton food coloring gels that come in the little tubs at the craft store.

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Just like with playdough, you want to make long skinny snakes. Then stack together the snakes until you have one of each color. My  snake was about 18″ long. Once I had all the colors, I broke it in half and rolled one half just enough to make all the snakes stick together. (If the dough is too sticky, you can use some flour when you roll it – it will not effect the outcome of the cookie.)

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Then twist the snake like this…

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Then coil it up on your cookie sheet to look like a poopy!

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Bake at 350*F about 8 minutes or so, depending on how big the “turds” are. I did some with sugar pearls, which have to be stuck into the turds prior to baking.

After the cookies are baked and cooled, it’s time for them to get sparkly! I used Wilton Sparkle Gel. (I found it in the cake section of the craft store, near the food coloring and premade icing.) I did not know this stuff existed until now, but I’m a little scared because it might end up on everything I make from here on out!

It reminds me of that nasty decorating gel they use on cakes, that blood-red goop, anyone know what I’m talking about? Except this stuff is clear and sparkly! I squirted a line across the cookie, then used a paint brush (that has never been used for paint by the way) to get it covering the entire unicorn’s doodoo. At this point, they are gorgeous…

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…but if you want to add a little bit of sprinkles, do it while the gel is still wet. I added some plain white nonpareils because they stood out really well.

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Who knew unicorns were that magical?

The next picture shows the sparkly-ness the best. These cookies are not wet, they’re just that shiny and sparkly!

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To sum it up like Kirsty Lynn said on the original post: “The amount of poops you will get from this recipe depends on how big your unicorn is.” LOL

… my unicorn made 44 poops about 2-3″ in diameter.

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Rainbow Treats

Rainbow Treats for a rainbow party!

Cupcakes…

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and cakepops!

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The purple and red were chocolate…

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and the yellow and blue were vanilla cake!

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I really ❤ cakepops. Bakerella, you’re a genius!

If you love cakepops too, you should try making them! I have had some hard times, did some troubleshooting, and I updated my cakepop instructions. Let me know if you try them and how they turn out!

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Birthday Rainbow Cupcakes

I was going to make my own birthday cupcakes, but my mom ended up making me some funfetti cupcakes! yumm…. But since I was having a BBQ a couple days later to actually celebrate my birthday, I still decided to make some cupcakes myself.

This post was my inspiration. I went with yellow cake instead of white… It ended up making my colors not as bright and perfect as I wanted. My blue was a little greenish and my purple just looked brown. (They ended up turning out great though once they were baked.) Oh and I used Wilton icing colors – pink, lemon yellow, leaf green, sky blue, and violet.

I used my finger to push the batter to the edges like the inspiration post said, but They still didn’t bake perfectly… I’m guessing bubbles or something is what brought the lower colors up.

I was about to run out of pink so I did the last few with pink on bottom and purple on top. A few ended up without pink, and the last one actually only had green blue and a tad of purple. My husband got that one, he always eats the ugly stuff so no one has to see it!

I did a simple white vanilla buttercream, and piped it on so that it looked fancier. Topped with rainbow sprinkles of course! My brother asked me how I got them to look so perfect.

I was feeling a little disappointed about the color thing until I actually cut into one…

It looked so much better than I was thinking it was going to! One of my friends said she didn’t know it was rainbow until she bit into it, and it made her so happy she had 3 more!

Next time I may try different colors instead of rainbow..

Orange and Black Attack cupcakes?!?

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