In this Sunday’s post, I'm featuring a birthday cake I made for a little girl who asked for a Monster’s Inc cake. She was very adamant that it had to include both Mike and Sulley and it had to be chocolate! So, I decided to go with something cute and cartoony.
One of my friends was over while I was making the cake, so I have some great pictures of the whole process.
After the cakes are baked and cooled, each one first gets what’s called a “crumb coat.” Whether the cake is going to be covered in fondant or buttercream, this seals in any crumbs so that the final cake will be smooth and crumb-free.
After the crumb coat sets up briefly, the cake is ready for (in this case) fondant. I make a homemade marshmallow fondant that is much tastier than most commercially available fondant. The fondant is laid over the cake then buffed with a fondant smoother (pictured here) until the fondant adheres to the buttercream and is perfectly smooth.
For this cake, I cut out the decorations separately, and then laid them on. It was almost like putting a puzzle together trying to remember how each piece fit together!