My nephew had his 6th birthday party this weekend and I made him a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cake. I guess he has started to develop an interest in them. Once I heard that I had to go buy the original movies and a few other turtle necessities. He loves to play dress up in super hero costumes and I found the cutest turtle shell. Once I had that I had to get him a mask. This was actually harder than I thought. With the new Ninja Turtle movie coming out they have all of this new stuff out, but frankly I think they are ugly. I finally found him a teenage Rafael kit, with a little red mask and his twin sai. Then to top it off and annoy my brother I found some “hi 3” hands that are motion activated which make obnoxious noises with every, little move. Bwwaahaaaa…I’m so evil.
My niece wanted to play ninja turtle too! Isn’t she adorable?
I tried to keep the cake simple because it was for 6 year olds. I made a basic yellow cake in three layers with a chocolate buttercream frosting. I think the hardest part was trying to figure out what design I wanted on the cake. I really had a hard time finding something that I thought I could get on a small 9×13. Yeah, that design is on a 9×13 cake, talk about hard to fill in the small details.
So here it is all outlined in black and some of the filling in started. It’s obvious that I freehanded this thing, some of the proportions of the turtles are out of whack. But I used a toothpick and basically drew the outline on the cake and then took black buttercream icing and started outlining it.
A little more than half way there. More filling in, it’s starting to look like something now.
Finished up the filling in and the border. There you have it my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sheet cake.
This is a beautiful cake . Is it possible for more instructions or a video to help recreate this cake? You are so talented. Thanks. Do you think there is a way to trace a picture of the turtles on this cake rather than free hand?
Thank you for your compliments. I’ve frequently thought about doing a few quick tutorials but haven’t gotten around to it yet. One of the things I do to transfer the image is by taping wax paper over the image and then pipe the outlines of the image using fairly thin buttercream frosting. I usually use black because that’s the color I use for outlining, but you can use whatever color you want. I don’t do all of the details, only the main outlines. Then I carefully center the wax paper on the cake and gently press to get that frosting transferred. It works best if your base cake frosting is pretty dry. If it’s freshly frosted you’ll just have a mess. I hope this helps a little bit and maybe some day I’ll do a quick tutorial. Haven’t tried doing any video tutorials before so that should be interesting.
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That is an awesome cake!!!! Your nephew is very lucky to have a great Aunt like you!!!
Thanks! He was disappointed that it wasn’t an ice cream cake though.
You did a FANTASTIC job! I know he appreciates it more than you think.
yeah I know, he’s only 6 so what can you expect.