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Me Grimlock; Me Eat Cake!

I would just like to thank my good friend Joy for yet again giving me a challenge when it came time to do her son's cake...She's very considerate that way. *grin*  It's not entirely her fault, this was Alexander's request to have a Dinobot cake and not covered in fondant.  Plus, she was kind in searching out a picture to go by considering I had never heard of a Dinobot before, let alone one named Grimlock.  Mr. T was horrified that I didn't anything about this.  He proceeded to give me Coles notes on the history of the Transformers.  My eyes glazed over fairly quickly.  Then I got to hear "Me Grimlock, me king!" all morning.

The cake was Martha Stewart's Versatile Vanilla Cake recipe, double.  A double batch of buttercream icing.  The original plan was to have a nice evergreen coloured icing.  But when I added black to the green to make it darker it went a very muddy gray.  I was kind of freaking out a bit, but realised it was a cake for a boy and a Transformers cake at that.  So, I put the layers together and added the crumb coat, put it in the fridge and went off to make Grimlock.

Came back to the fridge and it was a much more pleasant green colour, almost army green.  I felt much better.  I added the top coat of the icing and had to work fast as smoothing it out.  If you're only using butter and not shortening the icing will change colour when it gets cold and they you can end up with different tones on the cake.  I forgot how hard it is to get icing super smooth.  I never thought that I would ever say that covering it with fondant is a lot easier!

The Transformer fans at the party were impressed and the birthday boy was happy.  I made sure Grimlock blew off 4 candles as the birthday boy is turning 4. 

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  1. My son is begging for a Grimlock cake! I found this same image when Googling for ideas. Can you give me any tips as to how you put this together?

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  2. Hi - I know this is an old post of yours but I am wondering if you remember how you made the Grimlock on the cake? My son wants a Grimlock cake for his birthday and I'm trying to figure out how to do it. What is the Grimlock on the cake made out of? And how did you get the colours to be so perfect? Sorry, I am a total amateur and have never attempted something like this! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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