Scary-Cute Monsters U Fondant Cake How-To

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Your little monsters will feel like they're at Scare School when you bring out this fondant-n-candy cake from our Monsters University Party Ideas Guide. Dig into our Boys Birthday Cake Ideas Gallery for more sweet ideas for cakes!

Ingredients:

  • Two 10" 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" round cardboard platter

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Instructions:

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Place the cake on a cool silver platter and decorate the top and bottom with gumballs, "glued" with royal icing.

  7. 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!