We recently had a birthday in the Angel Eden household and if there’s one thing that birthdays mean it’s cake! I always check if there’s any particular theme that my kids want for their cake but I usually regret it when they request something complicated and seemingly impossible! This year the request was to have a Happy from Fairy Tail cake.
For those unfamiliar with Fairy Tail it’s a Japanese Anime series following a group of wizards who face various magical challenges and threats. One of the main characters ‘Natsu’ has a flying blue cat (or Exceed to be precise) called Happy who joins the team as they battle foes and grow in magical ability.
So we need a flying blue cat cake!! Not the easiest thing to attempt, particularly as Happy (in true Anime/Manga style) has a head larger than his body. So I took a little creative licence and made Happy after a large meal, complete with round belly and his favourite food (fish!)
I felt quite anxious about the cake as I wasn’t really sure if it captured Happy successfully enough or not, but when my son saw it (early in the morning, he was too excited to sleep) he was over the moon! So if the customer is happy then I guess I should be too 🙂
He was made of a basic Chocolate cake and covered in buttercream and fondant, even his wings were edible. As you might imagine he took quite a long time to make and plenty of concentration, so I can see why so many parents buy their cakes instead! If you aren’t brave enough to attempt your own custom cake or you’d rather just leave the stress to the experts (I don’t blame you) then there are plenty of great cake bakers out there who’d be happy to take your ideas and turn them into reality. Most have wonderful websites full of amazing pics too, my favourite at the moment is NYC Birthday Cakes ,I’m completely in awe of their skills! Just check out this ice-cream theme!
I really want this crochet/knitting ball cake just for me!
What would your dream cake look like? Or have you ever attempted a custom theme only to fail miserably (I certainly have)?