DD2 is 4 this month, and I have managed to narrow her down to a Toy Story cake. I was thinking of something a bit like this. We have a bunch of figures around and I could make a large sponge base and use a loaf tin for the bed but I have never used fondant icing before. How do I colour it it, roll it successfully and attach it?
Colouring fondant... Easiest to buy ready coloured (tesco do small multipacks or order online) Avoid liquid colouring - ends up very sticky unless you want a pale colour. Gel or powder colouring are fine, just takes a while to mix through. Again order online.
Triangles would be easiest to cut from rolled fondant, but if you don't have a second colour rolled then might be easiest to buy some type of sprinkle iykwim. Most supermarkets stock a fair selection if these.
Thanks Greyskull, my star cutters would be too big (for the bed cover) so I will go with the sprinkle idea. I don't know why I go to all this trouble every year when DD1 doesn't even like cake, well, obviously she like to have one but she never eats it!
perfect job for a loaf tin, do two, stick them together with jam and butter cream and cover with black fondant.
then make a thin duvet cover out of fondant (colour pattern that you think he will like) and a pillow to go on top (but only goes about 1 inch over the edge)
using modelling paste (available from cake suppliers shop) roll out some pillars in the colour of the high sleeper (assuming metal if not wood is easy)
Top to bottom at 4 corners horizontal round the base of the mattress
Then the fun bit. Go onto clipart and get some basic shapes of what is going to be underneath his bed (book case etc) and roll out your fondant flat and cut the relevant colours into the shapes you need (does that make ANY sense at all?) Once you have them flat on your board use a little dab of water all over the back of each and 'glue' it to the black sugar paste base to his bed.
If you put it on a bigger board then you could have some toys/clothes hanging round the bottom of the bed to make it a bit more like a bedroom?