PJ Masks Birthday Cake Idea

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.

 

PJ Masks Birthday Cake Idea

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!

 

PJ Masks Birthday Cake Idea

PJ Masks Birthday Cake Idea - Decorating Guide

These were the main supplies I used in decorating this PJ Masks birthday cake:

  • Cake – this was an 11 inches round cake baked in 2 layers and sandwiched with buttercream. I used my butter pound cake recipe. Overall, the cake was approximately 4 inches high.
  • Buttercream – I used buttercream to fill the cake layers.
  • Butter icing – the entire cake was covered in butter icing. This is similar to buttercream but is of a much stiffer consistency due to additional icing sugar. Get the recipe here.
  • Fondant – I also used fondant for this cake albeit only for the decorations. I used Satin Ice fondant in black and yellow for the buildings on the sides of the cake as well as the name plaque and lettering on the cake.
  • Gold dragees – I used gold dragees to frame the fondant name plaque on the cake. I also used these dragees randomly on the cake, as bright shinny stars against the blue butter icing.
  • Square plunger cutter set - these cutters were used to cut out yellow squares in a couple of different sizes. I used these square cut outs as the windows on the building around the sides of the cake.
  • Pizza cutting wheel – this was used to cut the black fondant buildings on the sides of the cake.
  • Fondant plaque cutter – I used this to cut out the yellow fondant plaque on which I attached the birthday boy’s name.
  • Shortening – I used very little on this on the cake and it was for the purpose of sticking my letter cut out onto the yellow fondant plaque as well as the yellow square fondant cut outs on the sides of the cake.
  • PJ Masks toy toppers set – These were the toppers I used for the cake. They come in a set of 5 characters from PJ Masks and I got these from a local cake decorating supplies shop. When choosing the toppers, I made sure I chose ones that would be able to stand stable on the cake, and so the ones I chose had oval bases that helped the figurines to stand stable on the cake and the cake board.


PJ Masks Birthday Cake Idea


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.

 


PJ Masks Birthday Cake Idea


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