Monday, June 11, 2012

Who ya gonna call?

My four year old son is a HUGE Ghostbuster's fan to say the least!  After hearing him sing the theme song over and over one day, I knew I had to make a Ghostbuster's cake for his 4th birthday.

 This ended up being a huge project about 20+ hours long.  My son is allergic to wheat and eggs so I decided to make the main cake Wheat/Egg free and do separate cupcakes using regular cake.

I started out by making all the Ghostbuster's symbols for the cupcakes (see below).  That took about 4 hours total for 13 symbols!  They were all hand cut.

Next, I worked on Mr. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.  He is made out of Rice Krispie Treats and then covered in fondant.  He was really quite funny when I was done with him!

Next I worked on the buildings, figuring out how tall I wanted them compared to Mr. Stay Puft.  One of the buildings is GF/Egg Free strawberry cake and the other was GF chocolate cake.  The strawberry one actually tasted pretty good for a GF cake!  Definitely not as light and airy as regular cake, but it was certainly edible.

Some of the building parts were made from RKT because I didn't want to overdue it with the cake.  The only real trouble I had was with the GF chocolate cake.  I used a box mix and it was very crumbly and didn't want to take the frosting.  The homemade strawberry cake wasn't that way at all.  

The cupcakes were a lot of fun.  I made a marshmallow creme filling for the them and dyed it green to look like slime.  They were super yummy too!

It was definitely a lot of work, but worth it to see the smile on my little guys face!!

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