Backyardigans birthday cake is very popular nowadays among children and it’s considered the best present as well for children who love the characters. There are many different designs and patterns for this type of cake and choosing the suitable one will mostly depend on your child’s preferences and liking.
The Backyardigans is a popular children’s show on Nickelodeon that revolves around the backyard adventures of five friends–Pablo, Tyrone, Uniqua, Tasha and Austin. In each episode, the friends imagine themselves on different adventures in far-away places, such as digging for dinosaur bones in the desert, participating in an around-the-world race or journeying to the centre of the earth.
If the guest of honour has a favourite Backyardigans character, focus your cake on that character. If you are planning a Backyardigans-themed party, create a cake that matches your party theme. For example, if you are planning a Tasha high tea party, choose cake colours that match Tasha’s yellow and orange palette. If you are planning a Backyardigans spy party featuring Pablo, use a lighter shade of Pablo’s purple for frosting.
You can then start by making a cake from a mix, or, if you’re feeling industrious, from scratch. Make your cake whatever shape you like, but make sure you have plenty of room for decorating. Choose a base frosting colour that will complement the characters you choose, and leave some room for writing “Happy Birthday.” Pick up some shiny metallic candies to add a little sparkle.
Fondant is a versatile creamy confection for decorating cakes. It is available in most craft stores and many supermarkets, or you can make it at home. Use food colouring to dye fondant in the colours of the character or characters you are including on the cake. Sketch out the characters before you start, place your sketch underneath some wax paper, and then trace the sketch with the fondant. You may want to pick up some cake decorating tools, or you can use small butter knives and a small hobby knife to manipulate the fondant. Once you have your character, carefully scoop it off the wax paper with a thin spatula and apply it to your cake. You can create one main character as the focus of the cake, and then surround that character with party-themed objects. For a spy party, create a spyglass out of fondant. For a tea party, surround Tasha with some tea biscuits or put a tea cup in her hand.
If you prefer something easier and faster, you can perhaps opt for cupcakes. Baking cupcakes and decorating them to match the Backyardigans is a great substitute. Bake cupcakes, and then colour them with frosting to represent each Backyardigan. Blue for Pablo, orange for Tyrone, pink for Uniqua, yellow for Tasha, and purple for Austin. Add eyes and a smile, and let the kids pick their favourite Backyardigan cupcake.