My little Georgia loves Miffy. She has had a Miffy doll since she ws very little and has never separated from it. She sleeps with it and takes it everywhere she goes… it even came with us to Tahiti! So when I asked her what cake she wanted for her 4th birthday party she had no doubts: “I want a Miffy cake”! And so it was. I decided to make a fondant cake with an image of Miffy on the top, just like the Peppa Pig cake I made for her last year and that has been very popular! I tend to like flat images more than figurines as the final result is much more realistic and they are much easier and faster to make! In the end, I was very happy with the final result! I added some flowers and grass, but really… you can add anything you like. So, have fun and be creative! I’ll leave you to MsM’s Miffy Cake!
- Yogurt Cake
- Coloured Fondant
- Icing for crumb coating
- Icing Sugar/corn starch
- Start by baking the cake. I made it in advance and froze it.
- Then colour all the fondant you are going to need. Dip a toothpick in the gel colour and then rub it onto the piece of fondant you want to colour. Then knead until uniformly combined.
- You can start preparing the fondant for decorations about 3 or 4 days before the party (make sure to keep it wrapped and in a dry place so it doesn’t harden).
- To make Miffy I made my own stencils. It is quite easy, all you need is a printed image of what you want to make, some clean cardboard, some transfer paper, a pen and a sharp exacto knife. Put the transfer paper between the image and the cardboard and transfer the image onto the cardboard by tracing the outline with a pen. Cut out all the single pieces. I always use this method when I have to make my own stencils (also for making cookies), so I can virtually make ANYTHING I fancy!
- The day before the party I assembled the cake. I made some icing for the crumb coating (you can use your favourite icing recipe, just make sure that it is a little less dense as it needs to be smooth and you should be able to apply it easily). I took the 2 yogurt cakes out of the freezer and levelled them while still frozen with a sharp serrated knife.
- I put a layer of icing on the cake and topped it with the other cake. Make sure to choose the smoothest and flattest of the cake surfaces for the cake top (it is very likely going to be the bottom of one of the cakes), this will make it easier to ice and decorate the cake. Now you are ready to crumb coat it. You can do this while the cakes are still frozen and it is much easier this way. Start from the top, then do the sides. Use a cake spatula to make sure the surface of the cake is as smooth as possible. When the cake is all covered in icing, put it in the fridge to harden. This coating will make the fondant top look smooth and it will ensure that no crumbs will be visible through it.
- When the icing has dried, transfer the cake onto a cake board. Make sure to attach it to the base with a bit of icing.
- Then roll out the green fondant and cover the cake with it. Smooth it with a fondant smoother and cut out the excess.
- Using some water, I attached all the decorations that I had ready and made Miffy using the stencils. I used a clean garlic press to make the grass, and cookie cutters for the flowers.
- The possibilities are endless!
This is the final result:
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