Monday, February 16, 2009

In the Night Garden Cake

I discovered a new children's show last week when researching for my next cake for a little boys 2nd birthday.

The cake was based on a show from the UK called In the Night Garden. These characters are soooo cute - they don't have voices, but seem to squeak and make strange noises.

This cake was a 3-layer lemon cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream. All characters were handmade out of sugarpaste - they were quite fun to make.

January 26, 2010 Update - Check out my latest In the Night Garden 2-tier cake.

8 comments:

leesha said...

My niece would love this cake. She introduced me to Iggle Piggle (I think that's the name) and all the rest of the characters at a Toys R Us visit back in September.

The cakes is amazing!!! You are so talented.

Sweet Things said...

Yes - the blue guy is Igglepiggle, the girl is Upsy Daisy, the short guy is Makka Pakka and the train-like thing on the side of the cake is called Ninky Nonk.

Leslie said...

I agree - these characters are cute. You made them so well!

Ali said...

My daughter would love this cake - she is turning 3 next week! Ali

Alisa@Foodista said...

That is so amazing! I adore these characters as well! What a great cake!

Rina Whittaker (Bhimani) said...

OMG ... Tom and I saw that show when we were in Scottland and were bewildered!! Apparently Iggle Piggle had lost his blanket ... I may have to order this for Tom's birthday!!

As usual, amazing job!

Kathleen said...

You are so talented in you character modelling! Where did you learn how to do this? Kath

Sweet Things said...

Hi Kathleen - I once took a Marzipan sculpting course at George Brown in Toronto. But I think I learned mostly through trial and error.... lots of error... :-)