Recently, Molly has become obsessed with Toy Story. Her most favorite is Toy Story 3, but she loves, loves, loves all of them. Her favorite character is Jessie. So, when she started asking for a Jessie cake I was not surprised.
What did surprise me was the cakes that turned up when I looked on pinterest or the internet for Toy Story cakes. Every last one of them was fondant. I hate fondant. I have never had any that tasted good, it is expensive to buy, and frankly, I don't know how to use it. So, to say I was frustrated that I couldn't find any Toy Story cakes online to get inspiration is an understatement.
Luckily, I have a really creative husband. Jason and I started talking about the cake, deciding it should for sure be a round, layered cake, and that our best bet for Jessie was a plastic Jessie from Target. We talked about putting the Toy Story 3 logo on the cake, but decided against it. I knew I wanted a 3 on the cake somewhere, but wasn't sure what I wanted it to look like. Jason suggested the cow print and from there we pretty much knew exactly what we were going to do.
Here is a pic of the cake. We put cupcakes around the cake that said Rootin'est Tootin'est. This is the frosting I made.
I am not a super decorator, nor am I a super party planner. What I can do is make a cake. So, while you will never see pics of the worlds most fancy party, I do try to make the cakes special for each birthday. I am pretty sure Moll loved her cake and I know she loved all the Toy Story plates/napkins/toys.
And for the record, while I do sometimes make the cakes from scratch, this year the cakes were just box mixes and they were delicious!