Sunday, November 10, 2019

Goldie and Bear Cake

Goldie and Bear Cake, Goldilocks Cake, Boy Birthday Cake, Third Birthday Cake, Disney Cake, Cake Decorating IdeasLast month, our oldest son turned three.  I know everyone says, how do they grow up so quickly?  But I really do wonder that every day.  I can't believe how big and talkative and smart and sweet he is, and I'm so grateful to have such a wonderful little boy to love and care for.

One of his favorite cartoons to watch lately is Goldie and Bear, so I knew I had to make him a Goldie and Bear cake...


I started by frosting four six-inch layers of carrot cake with white cream cheese buttercream.  I tinted some of the buttercream light green and blue, dabbed it onto the sides of the cake and swept it all smooth so it blended in beautifully, looking like rolling green hills against sky and clouds.

After chilling the cake well, I was ready to decorate with more details.  I piped dark brown buttercream up the side and around the top of the cake in the general outline of a tree and branches.  To give it more dimension, I added a bit of light brown and white on top, then used a small icing spatula to blend it together and give it the texture of bark.  I just love how it looks!  The three colors blended together give a much more realistic impression of a tree than just using one solid color.  I used a small paint brush to brush darker green buttercream up the bottom edge to resemble grass, and piped leaves and flowers here and there.

I really loved how the tree looked against the buttercream backdrop, and it would be the perfect blank canvas for pretty much any character you would want to place in front of the cake.  I was inspired by a Winnie the Pooh Cake I found on Pinterest, which was done in all fondant, but of course mine is all buttercream.

Lastly, I made the Goldie and Bear characters by painting them onto an edible sugar sheet with gel food coloring.  When Phoenix woke up from his nap that afternoon, he excitedly came downstairs, saw his cake sitting on the table, and couldn't stop smiling.  He wanted to practice blowing his candles out over and over again.



Goldie and Bear Cake, Goldilocks Cake, Boy Birthday Cake, Third Birthday Cake, Disney Cake, Cake Decorating Ideas

Goldie and Bear Cake, Goldilocks Cake, Boy Birthday Cake, Third Birthday Cake, Disney Cake, Cake Decorating Ideas

Goldie and Bear Cake, Goldilocks Cake, Boy Birthday Cake, Third Birthday Cake, Disney Cake, Cake Decorating Ideas

Goldie and Bear Cake, Goldilocks Cake, Boy Birthday Cake, Third Birthday Cake, Disney Cake, Cake Decorating Ideas

Goldie and Bear Cake, Goldilocks Cake, Boy Birthday Cake, Third Birthday Cake, Disney Cake, Cake Decorating Ideas

Goldie and Bear Cake, Goldilocks Cake, Boy Birthday Cake, Third Birthday Cake, Disney Cake, Cake Decorating Ideas

Goldie and Bear Cake, Goldilocks Cake, Boy Birthday Cake, Third Birthday Cake, Disney Cake, Cake Decorating Ideas

Goldie and Bear Cake, Goldilocks Cake, Boy Birthday Cake, Third Birthday Cake, Disney Cake, Cake Decorating Ideas

Goldie and Bear Cake, Goldilocks Cake, Boy Birthday Cake, Third Birthday Cake, Disney Cake, Cake Decorating Ideas

Goldie and Bear Cake, Goldilocks Cake, Boy Birthday Cake, Third Birthday Cake, Disney Cake, Cake Decorating Ideas

Goldie and Bear Cake, Goldilocks Cake, Boy Birthday Cake, Third Birthday Cake, Disney Cake, Cake Decorating Ideas

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