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Toy Story Cake Tutorial (Part 2)
Hayley

Toy Story Cake Tutorial (Part 2)

by Hayley
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Hello and welcome back to our Toy Story cake tutorial. In part 2 we'll show you how to decorate the bottom tier of your cake and make the finishing touches to bring your cake to life. You're almost there so let's waste no time getting started!

you will need...

  • 8" Round Sponge Cake
  • Pastel Yellow Sugarpaste
  • White Sugarpaste
  • Gold Modelling Paste
  • Gum Tragacanth
  • Edible Pen - Cherry Red
  • Buttons Mould
  • Blade Modelling Tool
  • PME Star Cutter Set
  • Alphabet Impressit Stamps
  • Impressit Acrylic Block
  • Chocolate Brown Sugarpaste
  • Red Sugarpaste
  • Light Blue Sugarpaste
  • Cake Smoother
  • FMM Upper Case Alphabet & Number Cutter Set
  • Edible Glue
  • Woody Cake Topper
  • Buzz Lightyear Cake Topper
  • 15mm Brown Satin Ribbon

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Ready Made Vanilla Sponge Cake - 8
Ready Made Vanilla Sponge Cake - 8" Rd
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£12.10
Renshaws Regalice Pastel Yellow Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Pastel Yellow Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.39
CDS White Sugarpaste 125g
CDS White Sugarpaste 125g
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£0.99
Culpitt Gold Modelling Paste 100g
Culpitt Gold Modelling Paste 100g
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£3.25
Sugarflair Gum Tragacanth (Superior Grade)
Sugarflair Gum Tragacanth (Superior Grade)
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£4.69
Sugarflair Sugarcraft Edible Ink Pen - Cherry Red
Sugarflair Sugarcraft Edible Ink Pen - Cherry Red
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£2.29
Decorative Buttons Mould
Decorative Buttons Mould
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£12.94
PME Blade & Shell Modelling Tool
PME Blade & Shell Modelling Tool
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£4.79
PME Metal Star Cutter Set x 3
PME Metal Star Cutter Set x 3
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£2.59
Impressit Dotty Alphabet Stamp
Impressit Dotty Alphabet Stamp
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£12.71
Acrylic Block
Acrylic Block
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£2.39
Renshaws Regalice Chocolate Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Chocolate Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.39
Renshaws Regalice Poppy Red Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Poppy Red Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.39
Culpitt Light Blue Sugarpaste 250g
Culpitt Light Blue Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.59
Rounded Cake Smoother & Polisher
Rounded Cake Smoother & Polisher
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£2.99
FMM Sugarcraft Upper Case Alphabet & Numbers Cutter Set
FMM Sugarcraft Upper Case Alphabet & Numbers Cutter Set
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£6.86
Edible Glue Tube
Edible Glue Tube
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£2.36
Disney Toy Story 'Woody' Cake Topper
Disney Toy Story 'Woody' Cake Topper
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£5.48
Disney Toy Story 'Buzz Lightyear' Cake Topper
Disney Toy Story 'Buzz Lightyear' Cake Topper
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£5.99
Coffee Double Satin Ribbon - 15mm (width)
Coffee Double Satin Ribbon - 15mm (width)
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£0.36

instructions

You'll need to have completed part 1 of this tutorial before you can start part 2. Part 2 also requires you to have made an 8" cake and covered this with pastel yellow sugarpaste, so if you haven't already done this - it's time to get baking!

Decorating The Bottom Tier

1. Take your 8" sponge cake and, if you haven't already, cover this with pastel yellow sugarpaste. For an 8" sponge cake we'd recommend using around 1kg of sugarpaste to make sure you have more than enough to cover the entire cake.

2. The next step is to create a chequered pattern on the cake using a red edible pen. This will make the bottom tier look like Woody's shirt and tie the Toy Story theme together. You can choose whether to pipe these lines onto the cake or use an edible pen, whichever you're most comfortable with. It may also help to carefully and gently mark out the lines first using the blade modelling tool, so that you know exactly where to draw. Draw the lines coming away from the centre of the cake and down the sides.

3. To complete the chequered pattern, you now need to draw two horizontal lines around the sides of the cake. Again, use the blade modelling tool to make a guide for you to follow.

Making The Buttons

4. Take a small piece of white sugarpaste and press this into the button mould using your fingers. Using a sharp knife, carefully trim off the excess sugarpaste from the back of the mould.

5. To release the button, gently bend the mould and use your fingertips to carefully peel the button away from it. Repeat this step 3 more times to create the rest of the buttons.

6. Using a little edible glue, stick the buttons to the front of the cake.

Making The Sheriff Badge

7. To Make Woody's Sheriff badge, firstly take a piece of gold modelling paste and roll this out to roughly 2mm thick. Use the largest star cutter in the PME star cutter set to make the badge.

8. Roll 5 pea-sized pieces of gold modelling paste into small balls and stick these to each point of the star, pressing down to flatten them slightly with your fingertips.

9. You can now choose to add extra detail to the badge by using Impressit Stamps. Here we have embossed the letters 'SW' onto the badge to stand for 'Sheriff Woody' but you can choose anything you like. Place each Impressit letter onto the acrylic block and position this over the badge. Press down on the acrylic block to emboss the design.

10. Stick the badge to the front of the cake, positioning this to the right of the buttons.

Making The Rope

11. To tie everything together (pun intended) you'll need to make a long rope to go around the top tier of your cake. To do this, take two equal sized pieces of chocolate brown sugarpaste (around the size of a golf ball) and roll these into two long thin sausage shapes. A great way to make the sausages evenly shaped is to use a cake smoother to roll the sugarpaste into a sausage.

12. Take the sausages and begin to twist these together, placing one sausage over the other until you have one long rope shape. Stack the cakes on top of one another and then place the rope around the base of the top tier. If you need to, use a little edible glue to keep this in place.

Making The Building Blocks

13. For the building blocks, start by taking several golf-ball sized pieces of sugarpaste in red, light blue and pastel yellow and roll these into smooth balls. The amount of blocks you'll need to make will depend on what name you want to spell out.

14. Use two cake smoothers to smooth and squash each ball into a cube shape.

15. Use the FMM alphabet cutters to create each letter. If you need guidance on how to use FMM cutters, check out our tutorial for help.

16. Stick each letter to the front of each coloured cube using a little edible glue, and then stack these into place on the cake drum.

Finishing Touches

18. Now the moment you've been waiting for! Place the Buzz Lightyear cake topper on the top tier of your cake and the Woody cake topper on your cake drum. You can always add more toppers if you want to or mix and match for a personalised design!

19. Finish off the cake by wrapping a brown 15mm ribbon around the cake drum, securing this at the back with a pin.

 

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