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For her 12th birthday, Jake’s daughter, A., asked for a Little Big Planet themed cake.
I immediately panicked a little. What on earth would I make for this? I’ve never played the game and I know very little about it. I looked at some other Little Big Planet cakes online and saw what others did, and did my best.
Also, I used fondant for the first time.
It was pretty weird.
Also: fondant doesn’t taste very good. Luckily, I didn’t need a ton of fondant for this Little Big Planet cake.
This is how it looked after the crumb coat. To me it looked like I was trying to build a volcano for science class. Luckily, extra frosting fixes all things.
[One side, minus the doll]
The cake is a yellow cake with banana buttercream filling and vanilla buttercream on the outside. I got paranoid about carving the cake, so it’s not really quite as round as I would have liked. But I thought it was fine.
[Cake from the top]
Those green blobs are, um, “freehand/rustic” continents. The yellow is terrain, I guess. I’m not sure what I was thinking, just that I wanted some of the continents to have some “oomph”.
[Look, I made a little “island”, too! It was supposed to be England, but uh, yeah. Wrong placement. Maybe it’s New Zealand now…]
The white bits are white jimmies that I pressed into the fondant so it would look like they were stitched onto the planet.
I gave the oceans a wavy makeover so it would look more like fabric.
[With Sackboy, er Sackgirl doll – I forget the actual name of this character – Sky, I think?]
Jake got the doll to put onto the cake. We thought it would be better to buy something since it would also serve as a take home toy for A. to keep.
I think it turned out pretty cute.
The birthday girl loved it, so it was a success!
I told her, “You must be confident in my baking skills to request something like this.” She just smiled and agreed.