Team Umizoomi Cake

team umizoomi cake

I just spent the weekend making this Team Umizoomi birthday cake for my niece. I had no idea who they were when my sister-in-law asked me to make her birthday cake. It looked simple enough and actually I didn’t have any major heartache over it like I do with some of my cakes.

I made a simple vanilla cake with buttercream frosting and covered it in fondant. The figures are made with a 50/50 mix of fondant and gum paste.

I started with three 9×13 sheet cakes stacked. I froze them for an hour, maybe two (I sort of lost track of time while working on jam). Freezing the cakes slightly makes it much easier to carve.


Then I started carving, trying to at least make it resemble the car in the cartoon.

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I gave it a very thin layer, crumb coat, of buttercream and let it sit for a few hours and then added another layer of buttercream. While that was drying out a bit I started coloring all of my fondant.


Then it was on to the details. I did the car first. Covered it in orange fondant. For the interior I used white and made to bench seats for the figures to sit on. Then cut the eyes and mouth out using large circle biscuit cutters.

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Bot was next. He was a little fussy but not as bad as I thought he would be. I used toothpicks to hold the head on to the body and to keep the arms attached to the body. I also brushed a bit of water wherever I wanted to pieces to connect, the water acts like a glue almost.


Then there were the other two figures They were pretty easy, just some round balls and something resembling a body. All of the little details are fondant. I painted the eyes and the flowers on Millie’s dress with a mixture of clear vanilla extract and paste food coloring.

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So there you have it. Team Umizoomi! My niece loved it and of course they had to pull out the figures and play with them.

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