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Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Cake


Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

Make 4 3/4 cups of buttercream icing:
? Tint 1/3 cup Green in set (or Leaf Green)
? Tint 1/3 cup Violet
? Tint 1/4 cup Black
? Tint 1/4 cup Buzz Skin Tone in set (or Copper)
? Tint 1/4 cup Royal Blue/Black combination
? Tint 1/4 cup Brown/Juniper Green combination
? Tint 1/3 cup gray (lighten Black with white icing)
? Tint 1/4 cup Christmas Red/Red-Red combination
? Tint 1/4 cup Lemon Yellow/Orange combination
? Reserve 2 cups white (thin 1 cup with 2 teaspoons light corn syrup)

Step 2

Decorate in order:

Trace pan shape on cake board. Cut board and wrap with Fanci-Foil Wrap. Position cake on board.

Step 3

Ice cake sides smooth with thinned white icing.

Step 4

Pipe in eyes and teeth in white with tip 3 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 5

Pipe in iris in Royal Blue/Black combination with tip 1 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 6

Outline iris and pipe dot pupil in black with tip 1.

Step 7

Outline remaining details in black with tip 3.

Step 8

Pipe in buttons in Christmas Red/Red-Red combination with tip 3.

Step 9

Pipe in patches in Black, white and Lemon Yellow/Orange combination with tip 3 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 10

Pipe in bolts in Violet and Royal Blue/Black combination with tip 3 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch)

Step 11

Cover suit with tip 13 stars in Green, gray and white.

Step 12

Cover headpiece with tip 13 stars in Violet.

Step 13

Cover face with tip 13 stars in Buzz Skin Tone.

Step 14

Pipe eyebrows with tip 13 outlines in Brown/Juniper Green combination.

Step 15

Pipe tip 21 shell bottom border in white.

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Royal Blue Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Juniper Green Icing Color

Juniper Green Icing Color

Christmas Red Icing Color

Christmas Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Two-layer cake mix or make favorite layer cake recipe

Two-layer cake mix or make favorite layer cake recipe

cornstarch

cornstarch

light corn syrup

light corn syrup

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Cake Board

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Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.

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Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Cake is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As a whole, I really enjoyed doing this cake! I had difficulty, like most others, with the mirror-image I had to work from. I also was frustrated in the beginning with the outlining and trying to get all of the little details on there. After the outlining, the rest wasn't difficult at all. I did my colors a couple of days in advance to make sure that they were correct and was very happy with my results. The colors were perfect and the cake turned out fantastic! I was very proud of myself, considering this was the first character cake I've done. My son is 3 and absolutely loves Toy Story, so this was perfect for his birthday! Definately worth the trouble!
Date published: 2011-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Buzz Lightyear My oldest Grandson was turning 3 and he wanted a Buzz Lightyear cake. I have taken 4 series of Wilton lessons at Michaels, so I felt pretty comfortable taking this on. I downloaded and printed both the supply list and the directions and followed them closely. I printed out the color picture from Wilton and thusly had no issue with a "reverse" print that some of you had. I put Buzz on top of a 2 layer filled cake base, covered in fondant and then personalized it with fondant cut outs. It was a lot of work spread out over 3 days, but it turned out beautiful!
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Like others, I bought this pan because my son "had" to have it for his 4th birthday! As a Beginner, here are the tough lessons I learned: 1) I found the face REALLY difficult to do!! Especially when the indentations on the pan were not suffient for the amount of details. 2) Tinting the icing to match the Buzz colors was very difficult. My store did not carry the "Buzz Lightyear Color set" so I was working with the alternative suggestion within the instructions. The tinting took me almost 2 hours. 3) The color image that comes with the pan (that we all use as the decorating guide) is a mirror image of the cake. And the details of this cake were *much* too difficult for me to handle when trying to "translate" from a mirror image. I had to scan the picture into Photoshop and invert the image, then print it out. 4) My store also did not carry the recommended Tip 13. I used 14 instead. 5) I thought Tip 3 for the black lines was much too small for the majority of the lines (other than the eyes). After a frustrating amount of time, I switched to a thicker line tip.
Date published: 2011-05-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Coloring and figuring out the pattern were a bit difficult as previously stated, this is not a beginner cake. So much detail that can't been seen very well in the finished cake.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I had a very hard time following the directions as the picture was completely backward from the cake. Are all Wilton shaped pans like this?
Date published: 2011-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made the icing ahead of time, which was a great benefit on the day of making the cake. When I read other people saying that the mirror image is very difficult, I thought how hard could it be... well after a few color errors, I just made the cake how I thought it would work out. This cake has many details. Make sure you have enough couplers in order to switch out the tips, this was time consuming. The cake turned out fine, but surely not like the one shown. The eyes are hard and take time and precision. Making the grey was hard because it did not take as much coloring as I thought it would, so I had a lot left over. So go easy on the black coloring. I also did the simple yellow. The instructions tell you to combine the two colors of red, but I did not think it was essential enough to buy another color for. It is a fun cake to make, but take your time! Do not wait to do it the day of the party!
Date published: 2011-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have only taken Wilton course 1, so I wasn't sure I could handle this. My son LOVES Buzz, so I was willing to give it a try. The hardest thing for me was only using a tip 1 for the outline. The line was so small it didn't show up like in the picture. So, after adding all the colors, I reoutlined with tip 3. Much better! The cake turned out great and my son was thrilled!
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my son's 2nd birthday party. I am a beginner and was planning to make a simple football. However, when we got to the store, my some saw the Buzz Cake pan & fell in love. My 6 year old agreed with my son and told me that Buzz would be perfect. When I replied that I did not think Mommy was that good yet, she lpoked up at me with sincere eyes and told me that I am a great Mom and can do anything. How can you say mo after that? So with new confidence, I bought the Buzz pan (and he football one as a back-up). It was not as difficult as I imagined it could be. The hardest part was matching the colors and the fact that the picture was the mirror image of how he cake was to look. Wish the instructions had the reverse image printed on the inside. The cake turned out great and my whole family loved it. The smile on my son's face at his party and my daughter telling all the party guest that her mom made the cake, was worth it. Thanks for making such a cool pan!
Date published: 2011-05-16
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