Thursday, November 14, 2013
For those interested in the construction of the cake, this is what I did. I bought blue cake mix and used one and on half boxes for the sheet pan (about 12" x 15" x 1" deep.) Make the rest of the batter into cupcakes. I bought blue frosting in the can and used the color pack from the second cake mix to color two cans of frosting a darker color. The canned frosting was too aqua and not "Smurfy" enough. The second cake mix stayed white and 1/2 box was swirled into the blue mix of the pan and the other 1/2 went into cupcakes with a drop of blue food coloring swirled into each of them with a toothpick. There was plenty of frosting for both the cake and cupcakes with some left over. The words at the top of the cake were found in a picture on-line, copied to my pictures on the computer, cropped and printed out to the desired size. I ironed freezer paper onto the back of it so the moisture would not seep through the paper. It worked pretty well. The windows are just waxed paper with Sharpie-markered blue lines for the panes. The lines of the doors were etched into the frosting with a toothpick. The door handles began their life as the sealing foil from the frosting cans. At first I was just going to put rectangular shapes as the handles, but decided to cut them so they looked curvy. I accidently bent the center of one while cutting and wha la! Cool handles! Basically just cut capital "I" shapes to size and curve the skinny center part. I love it when a plan comes together!