Blues Clues Birthday Cake

Blues Clues Birthday Cake

If you have a preschooler, chances are you also have a Blues Clues fan. This year, why not delight your little adventurer with a Blues Clues birthday cake? Making your own from scratch using baking pans already on hand is simpler than you may think.

  1. To begin, bake your child's favorite cake flavor in a 9 x 13 rectangular pan according to directions. Cool, then run a knife around the edges and turn cake out onto a piece of aluminum foil lined cardboard, and then freeze for a few hours so that it's easier to work with.
  2. Cut out a Blues Clues template and lay it atop the cake, holding it in place with toothpicks. Use the tip of a sharp knife to cut out the cake around the template, removing scraps carefully so the cake doesn't tear.
  3. Arrange the cake pieces on a tinfoil-covered cutting board or work surface, using the tip of a sharp knife to add dimension by cutting away the mouth and nose detail.
  4. Mix blue food coloring with white icing until you get the right shade of blue, and ice the sides of your cake first. (Tip: If you find that you're picking up a lot of crumbs, add 1 to 2 TB of corn syrup to the icing.) Keep your icing knife clean, or switch knives if it gets too crumby.
  5. Add Blue's spots using darker blue icing or blue sprinkles, then finish with pressed icing or non-edible googly eyes.

If you're really feeling adventurous, whip up a matching Magenta cake and pair it with a set of loaf pan Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper cakes. Enjoy making this Blues Clues cake for the special clue searcher in your life!