Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Cake Ideas
For a classic birthday cake or cupcakes, you can purchase five mini-standup cake toppers featuring each of the five Yo Gabba Gabba characters. They could be used to decorate individual cupcakes, or to add to each slice of cake as it is served to a small party-goer.
Another fun cake decoration is using an edible icing cake topper that instantly transforms a plain cake into a delicious theme-perfect treat. The cake topper here shows each of the five characters in a rainbow circle, with the Yo Gabba Gabba logo in the upper left hand corner. It is fun and professional looking, and will perfectly match any other official party decorations you have purchased. Here are a few more edible image cake toppers.
DJ Lance Fuzzy Hat Cake
Re-creating DJ Lance’s fuzzy orange hat is a great way to dress up a round birthday cake. Use a round cake pan to bake several layers for your cake – three is a good number since DJ Lance’s hat is fairly tall. Choose whatever kind of cake your child likes best, be it chocolate, vanilla, angel food, or something else. Be sure to allow the cake to cool after coming out of the oven, or your frosting will melt right off!
Make your own frosting or buy pre-made frosting, and use food coloring to dye it bright orange. Use frosting to “glue” the three layers of cake together, and then you are ready to start decorating.
Decorating this is easy. Simply lather the whole cake in as much orange frosting as you have! You want a fairly thick layer of frosting around the whole cake to allow you to texture it a bit. Texture is important, since DJ Lance’s hat is super fuzzy. Use the end of a whisk to create a fuzzy look all around the cake by dabbing it into the frosting. The wires of the whisk will create valleys, while the frosting will cling to the whisk as you pull away, leaving wisps and peaks. Another option is to add coconut into your orange frosting as this will create the fuzzy look with very little work.
Finally, use fondant icing to create stars to embellish the hat. DJ Lance’s hat has only one star decoration, but to add a bit more excitement to the cake it is perfectly acceptable to add several! The stars have two layers: a silver nine-pointed star underneath a light-orange five-pointed star. Neither star on the real hat is particularly mathematically uniform, so don’t be concerned if your stars come out a bit lopsided as you cut them (or use a star-cookie cutter). Place the silver stars directly onto the orange frosting toward the base of the cake, and then place the orange stars on top of the silver. You can also use star-shaped sugar cookie if fondant icing is too much work.
Now you have a cake that would do any retro DJ proud!
Another idea is to recreate DJ Lance’s colorful boombox on a sheet cake. You could purchase a ready-made sheet cake with chocolate cake and white frosting, or bake your own chocolate cake and frost it in white. Then copy the simple geometric shapes from the boombox onto your cake. With basic shapes like these, even a novice cake froster should have no trouble!
Hopefully these Yo Gabba Gabba birthday cake ideas will provide a good starting point for your cake!