If your child loves Woody, Buzz and the rest of the "Toy Story" gang, the planning of a "Toy Story" birthday party may be in your future. Along with games and decorations, the cake really helps set the tone for a themed birthday party. Luckily, lots of fun ideas exist for decorating a "Toy Story" cake.
Andy's Bed Cake
If you are feeling creative, make a cake that looks like Andy's bed. An easy way to start is with two rectangular cakes, one smaller than the other. Cover the larger cake in brown icing resembling for the floor. Then place the smaller cake on top at an angle to make Andy's bed. Ice the cake with blue frosting and pipe yellow frosting stars on it to look like Andy's bedspread. Top it off with Woody and Buzz cake toppers or plastic figurines.
Green Alien Cupcakes
Instead of a "Toy Story" cake, make these easy green alien cupcakes for your guests to enjoy. Add a few drops of neon green food colouring to white frosting and ice the cupcakes. Use 3 small white marshmallows to make eyes and add dots of black gel icing for the pupils. Cut green apple sour straws or green liquorice into 2-inch pieces, and add one piece to each cupcake for an antenna. Make ears out of green gum or green apple belts cut into small leaf shapes. Pipe on black gel icing for the mouth.
Buzz Lightyear and Woody Cake
If your child can't decide which character he likes the most, make a "Toy Story" cake as a tribute to both. Bake a cake using either a round or rectangular pan. Decorate one side with light brown icing and a fondant cactus plant to give it a western feel, and add a Woody cake topper to that side. Prepare the opposite side with blue icing, yellow stars and a Buzz Lightyear cake topper. Party guests will love choosing a piece of cake from their favourite side.
Easiest "Toy Story" Cake
If you aren't an expert cake decorator, you can still make a really cute cake with these ideas. Bake your own rectangular or round cake and ice it with white frosting, or simply buy a plain iced cake from a bakery. Then simply add store-bought "Toy Story" cake toppers or edible cake images to the top. Coloured sprinkles and birthday candles will help give your cake a festive touch.