Monsters University Fondant Cake How To

Monsters University Fondant Cake How To

Give them a cake to scream about

This smart fondant-n-gumballs Monsters University cake is sure to get your scare students' noses out of their books. Just cover any cake with white fondant and decorate with stripes and a large "M" cut from blue fondant. Some colorful gumballs and Monsters University birthday candles featuring Oozma Kappa top off this scream-worthy cake! For details on how to decorate this awesome A+ cake, check out our Scary-Cute Monsters U Fondant Cake How-To below.

How-To

Yield Servings vary Level Advanced
Monsters University Fondant Cake
Ingredients:
  • 2 - 10 in. cake rounds
  • Buttercream icing mix
  • 2 boxes pre-rolled white fondant
  • Sky blue icing color
  • Pre-rolled black fondant
  • Royal blue gumballs (about 50)
  • Purple gumballs (about 25)
  • Dark purple gumballs (about 25)
Supplies:
  • Monsters University Candles
  • Fondant roller
  • Fondant smoother
  • Pizza cutter or paring knife
  • 16 in. round cardboard platter
Follow Instructions
1) Ice cake
It's easy to decorate a scream-worthy cake! First, to prepare your cake to be covered with fondant, ice it with a layer of buttercream icing.
2) Dye fondant
You'll be tinting two small batches of white fondant two shades of blue. Make ball of white fondant using half the contents of one box, and knead until soft. Use a toothpick to dot sky blue icing color onto the fondant and knead until color is evenly distributed. Tint about half that batch a darker blue to get a darker shade for the letter "M".
3) Cover cake with fondant
Roll out the white fondant. Place over the cake and smooth using a fondant smoother and trim off the excess using a pizza cutter or paring knife.
4) Attach stripes
Roll out the lighter blue fondant and cut ten strips using a pizza cutter or paring knife. Dab fondant with water to attach to cake.
5) Create monogram
For the letter "M", cut the darker blue fondant into a letter M. (Either freehand it or print out a letter and trace it.) Add some scary style by making a white eye and a black eyeball!
6) Attach gumballs
Place the cake on a cool silver platter and decorate the top and bottom with gumballs, "glued" with royal icing.
7) Top with candles
The finishing touch: add some smart candles! The kids will have fun identifying them as Mike, Sulley, Art and Scott "Squishy" Squibbles – and your birthday star will have a blast blowing them out!

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