Saturday, 13 April 2013

Bin Weevils Birthday Cake

Bin Weevils Cake

Recently I was asked by a colleague to make a birthday cake for her son. I was hoping that it would be an angry birds cake as I really want to make one but haven't found a suitable occasion yet. Instead, he asked for a Bin Weevils cake. My initial response was "What is that?" If you don't already know, it's a kids online game where you can grow your own garden or create a virtual pet. The characters are weevils from the bin hence the name. I still don't understand it but I did my best to replicate the characters for the cake. Thankfully, the birthday boy was pleased! The cake itself is a vanilla sponge filled with strawberry jam and iced with vanilla buttercream. I created a fence with chocolate fingers and used fondant to re-create the slide, trees, mushroom and weevils.


 strawberry jam in between the sponge 

 green vanilla buttercream icing

chocolate finger fence 

 I bought different coloured icing and some strawberry pencils for the slide but I used fondant in the end 

 I got these candy eyeballs from America - absolutely love them! 

 This is supposed to be Clott, one of the weevils 

Bin Weevils Cake The slide and trees 

Bin Weevils Cake The second weevil - not quite sure what it looks like but I think I'm allowed some artistic license ;) 

16 comments:

  1. Gosh well done. I'm sure if I was into Bin Weevils I'd love this cake - think I might do anyway.

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    1. I was quite pleased with the final cake, will definitely be less scared of using fondant icing!

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  2. That's so cool! I have no idea what bin weevils are meant to look like but yours look really cute, the eyes are brilliant! Where did you get them from?

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    1. I googled for pictures and this was the best I could do. I bought the 'candy eyes' from America - a really good buy!

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  3. Haha I have never heard of a Bin Weevil before but this is awesome!

    xx

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  4. I've never heard of it either but seeing your cake I want to know more! Lovely, lovely work!

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  5. Wow this cake is great...I love your modelling, it's really neat and precise! I'm not surprised the birthday boy loved it :-)

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    1. Thanks Laura - I'm still learning. So pleased the birthday boy liked it :)

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  6. What funky little figures, I love their candy eyeballs. I haven't heard of the game before either.

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    1. I love the candy eyeballs too - so pleased I bought them.

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  7. Wow Ros, you've really outdone yourself! I'd never heard of that show either but the characters look so great! Your modelling work is amazing!

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    1. Thanks Gem - I didn't think they looked that good but everyone has been really impressed - phew! :)

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  8. Great cake! I've got to make a Bin Weevil cake tomorrow, gonna try and emulate your creation!

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