Every year my library hosts an “Edible Book Contest.” The idea is that the kids make anything edible (usually a cake or cupcakes) that is inspired by a book. As a judge and an adult of course I’m not allowed to enter the competition, but I still like to make something if I have the time. With the Christopher Robin movie coming out recently and Winnie the Pooh being a classic children’s book, I decided to make a Winnie the Pooh cake!
I looked around at a lot of ideas on Pinterest, but many looked rather challenging. Anyone else watch that new Neflix baking show, Nailed It? The contestants are all not the best bakers and their designs come out looking like Pinterest fails. I knew that’s what would happen to me if I tried one of those more complicated ones! In the end I did my own thing and came up with this Winnie the Pooh cake.
It’s a pretty simple concept. You bake a round cake and two cupcakes to use for the ears, dye some icing yellow to frost the cake, and then use decorating icing for the face. I was happy about how easy it was and how cute it turned out!
If you’re having a Winnie the Pooh themed party, want to celebrate the new Christopher Robin movie, or you just like Pooh Bear and need a little more cake in your life, this is a good one to create!
How to make a Winnie the Pooh cake:
- Yellow cake mix
- Water, oil, and eggs (or whatever your boxed cake mix requires)
- White frosting
- Yellow gel food coloring
- Black decorating icing
- Bake a round cake according to package directions. Save enough batter for 2 cupcakes, and bake those as well.
- Let cakes cool and prepare the frosting. Add yellow gel food coloring to the white frosting (I was pretty generous with the food coloring to get that more “orange yellow” color. Add a little at a time to achieve the color you want).
- After cakes have cooled, ice them completely with the yellow frosting. Ice the cupcakes as well.
- Using black decorating icing and a fine tip, add the details to Pooh’s face.
- Set the two cupcakes up as his ears, display, and enjoy!
Are you a fan of this Winnie the Pooh cake?