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Make a Brobee Cake for My Son's 1st Birthday.


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vagueprincessGathering Supplies

My son’s birthday party is in about 3 weeks from now, so I’m starting to get everything ready.

I drew out the design of the cake I’m going to make and I got some supplies such as a cake leveler and some food coloring.

Think I’ll go kinda plain with the actual cake…French Vanilla sounded pretty good. Next year I’ll get more creative. 5 years ago

vagueprincessPlanning Stages

My son’s birthday is not until the first part of November, but I’m already planning on his first birthday cake. I normally go crazy decorating Christmas cookies that literally take all day…now I see myself trying to do a cake.

My son loves the kid’s show “Yo Gabba Gabba” on Noggin…especially the little green monster, Brobee. So I’m planning on making a Brobee cake, using his stuffed Brobee that sings as a guide.

Today I actually traced the Wilton sheet cake pan that I’m going to be using and then drew out a cartoon picture of Brobee on it. I’m going to make it just a simple picture of the character on a light blue background. The candle we’re getting says Happy Birthday, so if I write anything on the cake, it’ll be my son’s name.

I’m pretty excited. I think it’ll look great. Now I’m gleaning secrets from a friend who professionally does cakes so the icing won’t melt. 5 years ago

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