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Very, very important cake question. Votes needed.

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JackBauer Wed 30-Sep-09 12:49:50

DD2 is obsessed with chocolate cake.
She will be 2 next week.
She loves Timmy (Baa)

Do I make her
a) A chocolate cake in teh shape of a sitting up Timmy as that picture linked to and covered in icing or
b) a normal round chocolate cake with a small Timmy figure sitting on it.

I am having a ridiculously difficult time deciding.

fruitshootsandheaves Wed 30-Sep-09 12:53:13

I would do
b) as I am lazy but it would be easier to cut up

truthfully though I would go out and buy a cake as I hate baking.

i really need someone to give me a slap as my posts are just so useless.

sorry

Othersideofthechannel Wed 30-Sep-09 12:55:59

B

I made DS a cake shaped like a car for his 2nd birthday and he was so excited by all the gifts he didn't want to stop playing to blow out the candles and eat cake. He barely gave it a second glance!

JackBauer Wed 30-Sep-09 12:56:13

um. thanks anyway.

grin

lucysmum Wed 30-Sep-09 12:57:26

Or a normal iced cake with a slightly 3D picture of him made out of coloured fondant icing ? Best of both worlds and less fondant icing that IMO tastes horrible.

Geocentric Wed 30-Sep-09 12:58:05

I would do b) as I'm just not that talented! But a) sounds amazing!!!! (just saw your profile pics - nice cakes!)

CuppaTeaJanice Wed 30-Sep-09 12:59:48

A. Even if it turns out a bit crap she'll appreciate the effort. I still remember the hedgehog cake my mum made for me when I was little!

Golda Wed 30-Sep-09 13:01:43

I would do b. It will be hard to make a delicious gooey chocolate cake that can hold itself together in a timmy shape. If you made a big rectangle you could cut it into a 2d timmy shape.

TanteRose Wed 30-Sep-09 13:01:56

I was going to say "are you mad? (b) of course..." but then I looked at your profile pics. You should do the sheep cake - it would be amazing!

JackBauer Wed 30-Sep-09 13:02:30

lucysmum, I was going to make a smaller version of that picture to sit on the cake for the other option.
Cutting it is not an issue as we aren;t having a party so we can all just sit round it with spoonsgrin

JackBauer Wed 30-Sep-09 13:04:01

2d is booooring though.

Good point on gooey cake though. Maybe just a basic chocolate sponge woudl work though with fondant head arms and legs.

KnickersandVests Wed 30-Sep-09 13:04:08

I would do B.

I don't know about you but I prefer choccy cake and am not a huge fan of royal type icing so if you make a chocolate one you are indulging all DD's loves without the sickliness of too much sugar paste.

You can keep the sugar paste figure in the fridge for DD to see occasionally too.

PrettyCandles Wed 30-Sep-09 13:08:24

Definitely B. She's too young to appreciate the labour that will go into A, and may even be upset at cutting into Timmy. Whereas with B she can enjoy seeing Timmy every time you cut a slice, and can eat him (or not! as you decide) when she's ready.

overmydeadbody Wed 30-Sep-09 13:10:48

b)

she is two, leave the more complicated stuff for future birthdays when she will actually appreciate it.

Geocentric Wed 30-Sep-09 13:14:57

Whichever one you choose, please post a pic! I love looking at other people's talented work.

MrsBadger Wed 30-Sep-09 13:16:15

b
save your energy

I think you secretly really want to do a. Do it. Go on grin

Then you can teach me how to do it, but for Pingu instead wink

QuintessentialShadow Wed 30-Sep-09 13:21:32

A) normal chocolate cake, with a LARGE timmy in sugar paste on it.

And please send me a leg, as I love sugarpaste.

JackBauer Wed 30-Sep-09 13:50:07

I do secretly want to do a, but then it is only for us to see as there isnt going to be a party (so I dont have to show offwink)

And it will be a PITA to do.

BUt what else could I put on the top of a boring round cake apart from timmy, all on his own?!

fridayschild Wed 30-Sep-09 14:00:55

I say, DD2 will be happy with Any Cake. You are obviously doing the cake for yourself (I do this too) so I vote a.

What about Timmy's other friends? Could they be on the boring cake too?

Merrylegs Wed 30-Sep-09 14:10:39

A - because she will love it. And you can take a photo of it and then when she is 14 and being all stroppy and wailing ''I know you hate me and you just don't understaaaand me...waah' you can pat the sofa and say, 'sit down next to me lovely'. And then you can put your arm around her and bring out the photo and say "I do love you and look, I made you a Timmy cake. Remember?" And everything will be fab again. And she will probably use the photo for her facebook page because teenage girls love dopey nostalgic kiddy stuff. Go on, think of her future. You know you want to.

Sourdough Wed 30-Sep-09 14:18:35

I would like to offer just one word of advice and that is NEVER NEVER make a red velvet cake. DD1 pleaded with one for her birthday and it took me all afternoon and I had muscles bigger in one arm than the other by then end because of all the whisking.

So I would say b. Too much effort and not enough reaction makes you resentful.

LMAO merrylegs. grin

MrsMerryHenry Wed 30-Sep-09 16:04:45

I would ambitiously plan to do (a), but leave it till the last minute and make (b) but it would taste fabulous and make up for my lack of planning.

She will love her Timmy cake, either way, so why not make life a bit easier for yourself?

JackBauer Wed 30-Sep-09 21:00:11

Oh the dilemma,
I actually made a fondant Timmy earlier, and he looks spookily good. I could do him sitting on grass with edible childish flowers aroun d him, and maybe Mittens the Kitten and the Owl as well......
It would alos help DD1 and her 'sticky icing aversion' (she has never eaten one of her cakes because of the icinghmm)

But merry is so right..............

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