Here is my latest cake design, a PJ Masks birthday cake idea I used for my little hero who turned 5 last week. We actually went through a couple of cake designs before he settled for PJ Masks theme. He wanted something more elaborate initially but his working mom did not have the luxury of time to make one like that so he settled for something a lot less simpler.
The entire cake was covered in butter icing and the PJ Masks figurines were all toy toppers I purchased from a local cake decorating shop.
We celebrated the birthday at a local community centre where my boy attends language classes on Fridays. I also had party packs packed for all his friends there. Everything took a considerable amount of my time, so I had to take a day off from work to get all these done. I baked and decorated the cake in one day and also had to squeeze the time to pack the party packs on the same day. Though it was tiring, the happiness on my boy’s face celebrating his birthday with his friends made every effort that I have put in extremely worth it! And most importantly, he was totally happy and has already started counting down for his next birthday!
These were the main supplies I used in decorating this PJ Masks birthday cake:
And this was how I assembled the cake:
Since the toppers I used for this cake were all toys, there was not much preparation I could or had to do in advance. In fact, I baked and decorated the whole cake in one day, so the assembly process for this cake started with the baking the cake itself.
I baked the cake in 2 layers in 2 separated tins, and once the cakes were baked and cooled down, I leveled and sandwiched them with buttercream. And then I crumb coated the stacked cakes with buttercream before covering the entire cake with butter icing.
I used my palette knife and kitchen towel to smooth the butter icing on the cake. Once the butter icing work was done, I did the side decoration.
I rolled out black fondant and cut out strips of fondant in random widths and lengths, but made sure the length is not more than the height of the cake. I attached these to the sides of the cake in random order but made sure the tall and short strips were kind of well distributed all around the sides of the cake. These black strips were basically buildings and they are all black because the scene on the cake was supposed to be at night. Well, that’s when PJ Masks are out to save the world and so the entire night scenario on the cake.
Next to go on the cake was the yellow name fondant plaque. I cut this using my plaque cutter and attached it to the front side of the cake. And then, using my sugar craft knife, I carefully cut out some of the black fondant strips on which the fondant plaque overlay. To remove the black fondant pieces, I lifted the parts of the fondant plaque which had the black fondant underneath and removed the black pieces before putting the plaque back in place. And then, I pressed my gold dragees all around the fondant plaque as the border.
After the buildings and the name plaque , I cut out the windows for the buildings. These were cut using my square plunger cutter and yellow fondant. I made the squares in a number of different sizes and attached them onto the buildings with shortening.
Next was the lettering on the cake. I used black fondant for the letters and cut out my son’s name using the FMM block letter Tappit cutters. And I attached these letters to the fondant plaque using shortening. Before attaching the letters, I made sure I measured them to make sure they were centered on the plaque.
And finally, before placing the PJ Masks toppers on the cake, I attached more gold dragees on the cake, this time in random order all over the top and sides that was not covered in fondant. These were meant to be the stars in the night sky.
And with that, my son’s PJ Masks birthday cake was complete. Hope you enjoyed this PJ Masks birthday cake idea.
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