Nelson's mom, Joy, gets a great thrill out of me doing a challenging cake. Her boys seem to pick a challenge on their own without any assistance from Joy! So when Nelson asked for a Skylander cake of course I was going to do my best. Nelson doesn't do fondant and he wanted his cake to be vanilla even though we all wanted chocolate, he would not change his mind. I can never get my vanilla cakes to be as moist as chocolate.
His favourite Skylander currently is Fright Rider. I didn't realise that he was blue until after I was done. Grr! I took some light blue dye and water with a paintbrush and hoped for the best. I added the eight magic elements around the cake. I have no idea what any of this means but all the kids at the party (and some of the big ones too) knew what they were and didn't dispute my interpretations. I added the star pattern with cookie cutters. I don't know why I don't use this technique more often.
Happy Birthday to you Nelson! You are one awesome kid.