“Hi, I am Baymax. I am your healthcare provider…..are you satisfied with your care?”
I love Baymax. This big marshmallow looking robot that is a gentle giant with a loving heart. What caught me by surprise is how much the girls love this show as much (if not more) as the boys.
My own kids were swooning (yes the older one was literally swooning) over Tadashi and squealing in delight over Baymax.
So it came as no surprise when a soon to be 6 yr old girl requested for a BH6 cake.
Made a 3-layer checkered cake (wanted to do 4 layers but it was getting very tall and I don’t want the figurines to topple over), crumbcoated with vanilla buttercream. In between layers are coated with choc buttercream. Covered in fondant. Figurines supplied by the little girl’s mummy.
Backdrop of SanFrantokyo with microbots creeping in from behind.
Added a little fondant butterfly on Baymax’s hand. There was this scene in the movie where he was gentle to a butterfly in the middle of his karate practice.
The only picture of the cross-section that I have.
Let it go, let it go, can’t hold it back anymore…..I hear this every day, several times a day, sung by my children. I was just waiting to see which one will ask for the Frozen themed cake first!
Everything on the cupcake is edible, (except the casing of course ). The pictures were printed on edible rice wafers. I cut outwhite fondant rounds and mounted the wafers on it to give it a sleeker look and to prevent the wafer from being soggy from the buttercream underneath.
Made pure vanilla buttercream with no shortening in it. Cake itself was chocolate cupcake with a ganache centre.
Happy that the children loved it all.
It was a last minute request by a dear friend to make something with Captain America as the theme for her godson. Seems like the retail cake shops here don’t do CA cuppies or require certain quantities(and they ain’t cheap).
When the kids were in bed, the mice (aka mum) came out to play. As I googled for inspiration, I thought the shields should be easy to make and I could do so in a jiffy. But boy oh boy was I wrong. Getting the right size for each colour, making sure the star fits just nice into the bulls eye, letting it dry. And all these time my fingers and toes were kept crossed that the cupcake turns out well and the end presentation will make it a sweet birthday for a sweet little boy.
I tried out a new cupcake recipe for this one. I got the vanilla cupcake recipe fromThe Brown Eyed Baker. The only change I did to the recipe was to reduce the sugar in the cupcake recipe by 60g. See below for the ingredients in metric measurements.
Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients
180g all purpose flour
140-150g fine caster sugar
11/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
110g unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream (I used home made buttermilk)
1 large egg @ room temperature
2 large yolks @ room temperature
11/2 tsp vanilla (I was very liberal with my vanilla. I think I poured in about 1.5 tbsp! After all, who can have enough of a good vanilla)