Apparently Transformers are a big thing with little boys so once I figured out what exactly a Bumblebee Transformer actually was, the cake started to take shape — at least in my head!
I thought it might be pretty risky to stand the transformer on top of the cake — I had visions of a precariously balanced figure falling flat on his face! To avoid that, I carved a curved wedge out of the side of the cake for him to stand by. Using Wilton’s Lemon yellow, the fondant was just the right colour for a Bumblebee Transformer. Ready mixed black fondant made it easy to add the embellishments such as the Transformer logo, stars and ‘tire track’ trim around the base of the cake.
The Transformer logo was easily found on the internet. Once printed out and cut into individual pieces, the logo was easy to trace and cut out of black fondant and add to the cake. Here is the logo I used
The Transformer was added with a bit of egg white ‘glue’. (See ‘How to Build a Transformer’ for details) He seems to be pretty cool just standing there leaning against the cake.
A few yellow and black stars attached to simple wire added to the stars already on the cake. (Remember the design rule of always using an odd number of embellishments — somehow that always looks better!) Finished off with a black fondant ‘Tire Track’ border wrapping the cake and it was all done and ready for the party!