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Toy Story Birthday Cake

toy story birthday cake

Your little one will love this Toy Story birthday cake to infinity...and beyond!

A cow print cake surrounded by a chocolate "wood" fence and a caramel rope are the perfect fit for Woody, while a blue sky cake with chocolate stars make Buzz feel right at home.

Throw in the movie logo and an Etch-a-Sketch with the birthday boy (or girl's) name on it (both made out of chocolate), and a few Toy Story figurines, and you've got a birthday cake that any Toy Story fan will go crazy over!

Wanna make one? Learn how below!

And don't forget to stock up on Toy Story party supplies...what better way to serve your Toy Story cake than on Toy Story plates?!!

How to Make this Toy Story Birthday Cake

For this Toy Story Birthday Cake You'll Need:

Toy Story Birthday Cake Instructions:

  • Place an 8" cake layer on cake plate. Spread an even layer of buttercream frosting over the cake; top with second 8" cake layer. Frost the sides and top of the cake, keeping the frosting as smooth as possible.
  • Place a 6" cake layer on the foil-covered cake board. Repeat the process above, using buttercream frosting that's been tinted blue with icing coloring.
  • Use a Viva paper towel to smooth the frosting on each cake by laying the paper towel on the cake and gently rubbing out imperfections with your hand.
  • Tint a portion of the frosting black and use the #10 tip to pipe black spots on the 8" cake. Use a knife to shape the spots into a cow print pattern. Do not smooth the spots out and they will look a little "furry."
  • Insert dowel rods into the 8" cake following these instructions, then top with the 6" cake. Use a dollop of frosting under the cake board to help serve as a "glue."
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    toy story birthday cake
    toy story birthday cake
    toy story birthday cake

  • Find a picture of the Toy Story logo on your computer and reduce it to the size that you'd like to use for your cake. Use a photo editor to flip the image so that it is backwards. Print the picture and place on a cookie sheet, and tape it underneath a piece of wax paper. Tape the wax paper to the cookie sheet, as well. Melt yellow candy melts and trace the yellow parts of the logo by piping the candy through a #3 Wilton tip. Let harden. Repeat with the blue, and then with the red. Cover the entire back of the logo with red...this will help keep the logo strong later. Note: Make sure you use the colors in order...you are actually tracing "backwards," and the chocolate that is face-down will be the front of your logo. If you change the order of the colors your logo will not look as it should. Place in the refrigerator to harden.
  • Use the same technique to make the Etch-a-Sketch, using the red first. To make the gray, melt a black candy melt in with a bowl of white candy melts. If you'd like a darker gray, add more black. Let harden in the fridge.
  • Use the yellow candy melts to pipe star shapes. Let harden.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Use the back of a spoon to spread the melted chocolate over a piece of wax paper on top of a second cookie sheet. Spread as evenly as possible, trying not to make it too thin...you'll want it to be sturdy enough to stay in tact when cut with a knife. Use a butter knife to create a "wood grain" look on the chocolate. Put in the fridge to harden.
  • Unwrap about half a bag of the caramels. Place in a microwave-safe bowl and warm for about 20-30 seconds to soften. Working with a few at a time, roll the caramel pieced into thin rope shapes. Connect them together to create two long pieces (about 8 inches or so). Twist the two pieces together to create a rope. Pipe a small border of white frosting around the base of the 6" cake, then lay the rope on top, using the frosting as glue to hold the rope in place. Cut off any excess rope, if necessary, noting that where the rope meets will mark the back of the cake.
  • Measure the highest point of the bottom tier of your cake. Subtract half an inch from that height. Remove the hardened chocolate from the fridge, and cut wood planks at staggering heights, no longer than the height determined above. Using frosting as a glue, surround the bottom tier of the cake with the wooden "fence."
  • Remove the stars from the fridge. Carefully peel them off of the wax paper. Use dollops of frosting to glue the stars onto the blue cake. Pipe white dots onto the cake for a little extra pizzazz, if desired.
  • Remove the logo from the fridge. Carefully peel it off of the wax paper and center it on the front of the cake, gently sticking it down into the frosting of the 8" cake to secure it.
  • Remove the Etch-a-Sketch from the fridge. Carefully peel it off of the wax paper. Turn it over to the smooth side. Using black frosting and a #3 tip, pipe the name of the birthday boy or girl onto the chocolate. Using frosting as glue, adhere two white candy melts to the bottom of the Etch-a-Sketch to look like knobs. Use frosting to secure the Etch-a-Sketch to the front of the cake.
  • Place the Toy Story figurines on the cake as desired.
  • Sit back and admire your fabulous Toy Story birthday cake!

Fun Party Supplies to Go Along with Your Toy Story Birthday Cake

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