Tomorrow is Cakesie’s 2nd birthday.
I waited until the last minute to decide on a cake for her, because I wanted to see what her interests would be at age two. So far, her interests seem to be making messes, throwing tantrums, tormenting the cat, and the Teletubbies.
I confess that I don’t understand the appeal of this show. In fact, I have occasionally speculated that perhaps the people who created it were on drugs at the time. Nonetheless, Cakes adores the Teletubbies, especially Laa-Laa and Po. However, Po is red, and true red is a very difficult frosting color to achieve, so I went with Laa-Laa:
This cake was really pretty easy to make. It’s just a 10-inch springform layer cake, with 1-inch crescent shapes cut out of the sides. You flip them over and attach them with toothpicks to make the ears. I frosted the face using an oval-shaped, wax paper template. The eyes are flattened Milk Duds, and the mouth is cut out of a red Fruit Roll-up.
On a related note, I put the word out on Freecycle that I was looking for Teletubbies anything, and someone generously gave us 6 Teletubbies videos (one isn’t pictured, because it’s Cakesie’s favorite, and she insisted on taking it to bed with her).