Friday, February 27, 2015

Big Hero 6 Baymax Cake with Homemade Fondant

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Have you seen Big Hero 6 yet? We absolutely love it in our house. This darling story of a little boy trying to overcome tragedy is sweet and endearing. My daughter loves that they become super heroes in the movie and I love that they become heroes by using their intelligence. Most of the people on the team are incredible inventors and they use that skill to help save the world. I love that this film makes it exciting to be smart. 
My daughter has been begging for a Big Hero 6 cake since the movie came out, so we decided to make one together. This Baymax cake is pretty easy to pull together and the homemade fondant is so much fun to make. 

For this cake you will need: 

  • 2 cake mixes and everything needed to make them
  • frosting 
  • a bag of marshmallows
  • powdered sugar (I used a full bag and a little extra)
  • black piping gel
  • rolling pin

Bake 2 8-inch cakes and 1 6-inch cake. Allow the cakes to cool completely. If you cake has a dome, slice the dome off with a knife to make the cake level. Place the first layer of the cake upside down on your cake plate and add a layer of frosting.
Place the second 8-inch cake on top, upside down (it gives it a cleaner surface to frost) and frost it completely. Frost the 6-inch cake on a separate plate.
Prepare the fondant by mircrowaving a bag or marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes. Add the melted marshmallows to your stand mixer and mix. While mixing, add four tablespoons of water and the bag of powdered sugar one cup at a time until the mixture stiffens. Pull the mixture out and knead it with your hands on a surface covered in powdered sugar. When the fondant has a consistency of a stiff dough, roll the fondant out thin and large enough to cover the cake.
Using both of your arms, lay the fondant over the stacked 8-inch cakes.
Smooth the fondant down and then trim off the excess.
Add the 6-inch frosted cake to the top of the cake and repeat the process. Using the black piping gel add Baymax eyes to the top tier of the cake. 

To complete the cake, I added POP figures that I found on My daughter really wanted the girl super heroes so we bought Honey Lemon and Go-Go for the front of the cake and then the cute Baymax for the top.
 We went to Walmart to buy the movie the day it came out because she was so excited. Walmart has the special combo pack that includes the blu-ray, the DVD and a special DVD about the science behind the movie, while supplies last. 
Do your kids love Baymax as much as mine do? 
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