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Mike Wazowski Cake by cakecrumbs Mike Wazowski Cake by cakecrumbs
The heatwaves we're experiencing here in Aus have not only stopped my baking in its tracks, but basically all forms of cooking. Which is one of a few reasons why the blog's on extended hiatus. 

But the week before the last major heatwave, my cousin asked me to make a Mike Wazowski cake for her son's 3rd birthday. The forecast showed a promising run of weather so I said yes. Then, the day of fondant working, the forecast skipped a few days ahead and the hot weather suddenly arrived. It turned what shouldn't have been a difficult cake into a minefield of issues. Limp, stretchy cracking fondant over a melting and shifting layer of ganache is hard enough on a regular cake, but worse on a carved cake. I ended up sticking to a very simple design and still struggled achieving just that. It reminded me of what it was like to be an amateur at this. 

The only part that wasn't painful was painting the eye. I've been experimenting with painting with food dye and am starting to get better at getting the colours how I want. Now I just need to leech someone's actual painting skills from them so I can paint all the things -- any volunteers?

Specs: Cake is stacks of chocolate mudcake, carved and covered in chocolate ganache then whipped chocolate ganache. That's all covered in marshmallow fondant. The eye was painted using gel paste food colouring.

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:iconbit-of-stuff:
bit-of-stuff Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
FANTASTIC! what a shame that the cake must be eaten ;__;
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roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!  Heart 



* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!  Heart 
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nejo23 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The eye is AMAZIIIIIING!!! I love it ♥
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Goddesofwolves Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I would but I dont have much. I have to say even with all of that it still turn out great. my friends snoop over my shoulder as I check DA and they all loved your cake too.

I can say that to have fun with it(the painting thing). I like to say start with a coloring book LOL.
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zaythar Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
You are incredible!!! This is an amazing Mike Wazowski!!
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:iconvalentine98:
valentine98 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
why don 't you have a pastry shop yet??
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:iconredfirefrog:
redfirefrog Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Wow, this is great!

Now I'm going to have to make one! :happybounce: 
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LordRoseThorn Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work, also I hope it cools down somewhat so you have less issues and more happy baking time. 
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amayaangeline Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow so cutee!! XD He seems very yummy!!! > <
What is chocolate mudcake?
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:iconartemecia:
artemecia Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Amazing !!
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:iconbig75:
big75 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome...pity i cant taste it...lol
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:iconwhuh:
whuh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
it looks so legit though! like, perfect.  this is the best cake ever, i love mike, and i'd love to have this at my birthday party. the reflective cakebase is a great touch, as well.
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OxideTheShadow Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Oh wow that eye does look really good O-O I'm surprised you're saying you need more painting skills, because the eye looks amazing
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So jealous! It's Sasha's 4th birthday in April and she really wants a Monsters Uni cake but I can't do 3d cakes so am just going to have to buy a figure to go on top instead surrounded by Easter eggs as her birthday is on Easter Monday this year.
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Digital Artist
That's a cake?! :O I guessed it is some kind of doll or something.. wow :wow:
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ClaireQ123 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is so pretty, you are so talented. He looks adorable! Good job :D

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Nymla Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are amazing ^^ That eye looks so good!
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:iconmimi-the-skitty:
Mimi-the-Skitty Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, I'd never be able to eat this....:heart: *_*
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Kagamine15 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
That looks so awesome!!! It's freezing cold where I live lol
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
I'm going to eat your cake when no one's looking :iconheytharplz:
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:iconmeurei:
meurei Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
amazing
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all-broken-dreams Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Well done getting such a beautiful cake done in last week's scorcher :D
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That looks really nice and impressive for a cake you've done! Speaking of which, my cousin actually had a cake that was shaped like Tow Mater, which he had served at his wedding as well! :D
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
OMG so cute, Its a shame to cut it
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BornintheLight Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

O.O

you never cease to amaze me!!! Wao!!!!!!

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lowleveledclutter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
the cake is an eye!
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:iconihaveamooseinmyname:
ihaveamooseinmyname Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure whether to be amazed or terrified. 
...both. Maybe both is good. 
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IAstartov Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Sweet! :)
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dang.... fav+!
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:icon17chrisjenkins:
17chrisjenkins Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a new level of awesome! :D
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
good!
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TheSaneInInsanity Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would never have guessed that this was a cake XD So if anyone gave me this cake, I would first find out when it has rotten on my table XD XD XD
One hell of a job :3
and it sounds so delicious XD
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LeafFox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow!  Absolutely fantastic!  I love the detail in his eye!

I bet this made his birthday the best one yet! :heart:
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So amazing, looks so cool! :wow: :love:
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jillian834 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
can't decide if it's cute or creepy
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SneakyCinnamon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my, it's so cool! And the eye looks absolutely fabulous. :)
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izzythedevil Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is amazing :D was it hard to do ?
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
OMG you have done it again, I am completely flabbergasted and fangirling right now :excited: :faint: :O_o:
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doo090 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
That is soooo cool! o7o I love how you did the eye~ >7<
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