My youngest turned 9 over the week-end. To celebrate his birthdy we had a family cook-out complete with a homemade birthday cake. I LOVE to make cakes but I do find it time consuming so I have to be sure to set aside time to make a cake before a birthday party. Duncan wanted a Pokemon cake and my middle son, who is 11, helped tremendously with designing the cake. The cake was simple but turned out really cute and Duncan adored his cake!
I tried something new with this cake. Instead of making a single line of icing between the cakes, I made a double-stacked line of icing between the cakes. In a cake-decorating class I took when I first got married about 17 years ago, this line of icing was called a moat. So, I made my moat double-tall.
The double-tall icing moat allowed me to add a thick layer of vanilla pudding in between the layers. Yummy!
My middle son made clay figures out of Sculpey 3 for the cake. He chose two of my youngest's favorite Pokemon characters, Tangela and Ditto. Mason also drew the arena for me on a piece of paper and I copied the arena on the top of the cake using gel tinted black. I piped a star border on the top and bottom and added a sprinkling of edible glitter.