Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart





My Adventure with Wall-E

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 4:15 PM

This past weekend I worked on recreating Wall-E, the title character for the movie produced by Pixar for Walt Disney Pictures. The client wanted an off the menu flavor, opting for a chocolate cake filled with peanut butter mousse, kind of like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, yum!

From the moment I took the order I knew it will be a challenge. First, the cake needed to be lifted off the board to give the illusion that Wall-e was standing on it's own wheels. Second, the head. The huge, off to the back and sides, with the big lens eyes needed to be supported by a skinny little neck. How am I going to do this?!?!?! 

I started to get anxious as the days drew closer to the event date. I still had not figure out how I was going to pull this off. The week of had finally arrived so I couldn't waste any more time. On Monday I drew up the plans for the structure and asked Papa Sweet to build it for me. It stood 2 inches off the cake board base, in my eyes it felt like 2 stories high, ugh! my precious cake was going to be sitting up so high off the board, I thought. 

By Friday the cake was baked and I had printed out some still images of Wall-e from the film. He looked rusty, dirty so I thought I can create this look by using my airbrush gun and painting rust by hand.

Saturday I made the peanut butter mousse. I used creamy peanut butter, whipped cream, and cream cheese, it tasted divine. Why wasn't this flavor on my menu?! 

I started to tort and frost the 4 layers of chocolate cake, and covered in yellow buttercup fondant. Now it was time to know the truth, will the support Papa Sweets build would hold the heavy cake? I could only place it and hope for the best...and guess what? it worked! I was so excited! One down, two more battles to go. 

Then I made the head, arms and wheels using RKT (rice krispies treats). I molded it into the shape I wanted, proportionally to the body, frosted it and covered in fondant. RKT is not that heavy, since the cereal is mostly air. However, once you add the frosting and fondant, the pieces become really heavy in need of support and really strong "glue" to hold it together. You can just put a little edible glue and hope it will hold, I needed to take out the big guns, aka. royal icing, and support dowels. 

First thing I stock to the main body were the wheels, since they are resting on the cake board, that was easy peasy. Then I added the arms. I could feel how the "hand" was weighing down the whole thing so I added some temporary support as it dried. 

Finally, it was time for the head. Sunday morning at 3 am. Eastern Standard Time, I place the big head, with those big lens eyes on top of that skinny "neck". Wall-e looked extra sad and it wasn't his big droopy eyes. The head was tilting down as if he was looking for something that feel on the grown. I tried adjusting the head to be at eye level and then.....CRACK! the head split in two pieces right in between the eyes. The horror!!!

It was way past a decent bed time, I was exhausted and all I could do was look at the decapitated robot. My mind was so overwhelmed with sleep that I couldn't think straight. How will I fix this now? and what if I make another head and splits in two AGAIN?! 

I grabbed the last few pieces of RKT left and started sculpting the head once again. I dediced to make it a bit smaller this time to compensate for the extra weight of the frosting and fondant. I stock the eyes that I was able to salvage to the new head and tried once again. 

It was a miracle! the head stood all on its own and it looked secure with no chance of cracks. I was so happy I almost forgot that I was dead tired. So I grabbed the finished cake, put it in the fridge for the next few hours before pick up and went to bed feeling accomplished. 

The next day, the client picked up, had their party and later reached out to me and told me that I had "killed it", if only I could've said that his cake almost killed me :D

Categories: Cake Stories, Inspiration

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply Psycle
8:13 AM on June 29, 2022 
buy ivermectin uk doctors who prescribe ivermectin at no cost
Reply piarnet
8:06 AM on June 29, 2022 
on cloudventure waterproof mens simple slouchy beanie crochet pattern retired pandora birthstone charms uptempo 96 supreme navy swiss dot dress inzaghi milan shirt
Reply Quartz Countertops Illinois
7:47 AM on June 29, 2022 
Rubber Belt Rolling Type Shot Blasting Machine
Quartz Countertops Illinois
Reply alucram
6:55 AM on June 29, 2022 
carolina panthers 84 ed dickson green super bowl 50 mens stitched nfl limited salute to service jersey nike packers 4 brett favre black womens stitched nfl limited 2016 salute to service jersey adidas ultra boost game of thrones for sale sixpence bridal boutique ray ban round gold frame red bottom shoes for girls
Reply ekytalk
6:55 AM on June 29, 2022 
1970s atlanta braves hat age adidas yeezy boost 350 zebra price yahoo finance custom titans jersey expensive mermaid wedding dresses nike air max 87 lunar sort leopard for salg case redmi note 8 shopee
Reply bcporter
6:26 AM on June 29, 2022 
nike air total max up la dodgers dad hat black ray ban gold tortoise custom bruins t shirt basketball kit adidas mens deerupt runner shoes
Reply Printronix Ribbon
3:42 AM on June 29, 2022 
Reply kyrie spongebob
1:33 AM on June 29, 2022 
I am only writing to let you understand of the outstanding encounter my friend's girl found studying the blog. She picked up several issues, with the inclusion of how it is like to possess a very effective helping character to make the rest quite simply fully grasp several grueling issues. You actually did more than our own expected results. Many thanks for giving such interesting, trusted, edifying as well as fun guidance on your topic to Evelyn.
kyrie spongebob
Reply kyrie irving shoes
1:33 AM on June 29, 2022 
I in addition to my buddies came reading the good ideas from your site and so unexpectedly got a horrible suspicion I had not expressed respect to the web blog owner for those techniques. All of the women appeared to be for that reason glad to see all of them and have in effect seriously been having fun with those things. We appreciate you indeed being considerably thoughtful as well as for going for variety of magnificent subject areas most people are really needing to know about. My personal honest regret for not expressing gratitude to you sooner.
kyrie irving shoes
Reply supreme hoodie
1:33 AM on June 29, 2022 
Thank you for your entire work on this blog. Kate enjoys engaging in investigations and it's really easy to see why. Almost all know all about the powerful ways you deliver effective techniques on this blog and in addition foster participation from other ones on this area of interest so our princess is actually studying a lot. Take advantage of the remaining portion of the year. Your conducting a good job.
supreme hoodie
Reply curry shoes
1:33 AM on June 29, 2022 
I really wanted to write down a simple remark so as to appreciate you for some of the nice instructions you are posting at this website. My long internet search has finally been recognized with brilliant facts and strategies to talk about with my good friends. I would point out that we visitors are unquestionably blessed to dwell in a decent place with many awesome people with interesting tips and hints. I feel very grateful to have used your web page and look forward to really more entertaining times reading here. Thank you once again for all the details.
curry shoes
Reply supreme hoodie
1:32 AM on June 29, 2022 
I am also commenting to make you understand what a superb discovery my princess obtained viewing the blog. She learned too many details, which included what it's like to have an incredible helping mindset to get folks very easily master chosen impossible topics. You undoubtedly exceeded our own expected results. I appreciate you for providing those warm and friendly, healthy, educational and as well as easy thoughts on that topic to Emily.
supreme hoodie
Reply nike off white
1:31 AM on June 29, 2022 
I needed to create you one little note to help give many thanks again considering the wonderful tactics you have contributed here. It is surprisingly generous of you to provide unreservedly just what many individuals might have sold for an e book to get some bucks on their own, most notably seeing that you might have tried it if you ever desired. These good tips additionally served as the great way to recognize that the rest have the same fervor just as mine to know the truth more and more with respect to this matter. I am certain there are thousands of more enjoyable moments up front for folks who look into your blog.
nike off white
Reply off white outlet
1:30 AM on June 29, 2022 
I wish to voice my admiration for your kind-heartedness giving support to individuals who really need guidance on the concern. Your real dedication to passing the message along ended up being astonishingly helpful and have truly made workers just like me to get to their endeavors. This interesting hints and tips denotes a lot to me and even more to my peers. Regards; from each one of us.
off white outlet
Reply MiclSop
12:08 AM on June 29, 2022 
buy lopressor online
Reply alexander mcqueen outlet
11:10 PM on June 28, 2022 
I want to convey my appreciation for your kind-heartedness giving support to people that have the need for help on that idea. Your very own dedication to getting the solution throughout appeared to be incredibly advantageous and have in most cases empowered workers much like me to reach their ambitions. The informative hints and tips signifies a great deal to me and a whole lot more to my peers. Regards; from everyone of us.
alexander mcqueen outlet
Reply longchamp
11:10 PM on June 28, 2022 
I wish to point out my appreciation for your kindness for those people who really need assistance with in this subject matter. Your real commitment to passing the message across has been remarkably effective and has allowed associates like me to arrive at their ambitions. Your personal informative facts implies a whole lot to me and even further to my office colleagues. With thanks; from everyone of us.
Reply kyrie irving shoes
11:10 PM on June 28, 2022 
I would like to show my thanks to this writer just for rescuing me from such a matter. Just after browsing throughout the online world and getting proposals which are not powerful, I was thinking my entire life was done. Existing minus the approaches to the difficulties you've sorted out by means of the site is a critical case, as well as the ones that might have adversely damaged my entire career if I had not come across your web site. Your personal natural talent and kindness in playing with all the stuff was very helpful. I am not sure what I would have done if I had not encountered such a step like this. I am able to now relish my future. Thanks a lot very much for the skilled and sensible help. I will not think twice to suggest the blog to any individual who will need tips about this situation.
kyrie irving shoes
Reply yeezy 350
11:10 PM on June 28, 2022 
I am only writing to let you know of the fantastic encounter my cousin's princess undergone visiting your webblog. She realized numerous pieces, not to mention what it is like to have an incredible giving character to let certain people very easily learn a variety of grueling things. You undoubtedly exceeded my expectations. Thanks for showing these effective, trusted, educational not to mention cool guidance on the topic to Sandra.
yeezy 350
Reply supreme clothing
11:10 PM on June 28, 2022 
I and also my buddies ended up viewing the excellent recommendations from the blog while before long I got an awful suspicion I had not thanked the web blog owner for those techniques. All the young men are already so happy to study all of them and already have without a doubt been using them. Many thanks for actually being indeed helpful and for getting such fantastic subject matter millions of individuals are really eager to be informed on. Our honest regret for not saying thanks to sooner.
supreme clothing