Friday, May 23, 2008

A Buzz Lightyear cake - tribute to Buzz, the best space ranger ever -Part 2

A little pre-history if you are interested in keeping the chronology:
- the first posting about how to make a Buzz Lightyear from fondant
- the second posting about the finished Buzz Lightyear figure
-the first posting about baking the Buzz space ship cake
Here you are going to see how I made the small parts for the cake. Before we start I should mention, that if you have letter embosser, your work is going to be much, much more easier. I don't have one, so I had to do each letter by hand. First I printed the picture of the letters from Internet, then with the needle tool I punctured trough it onto the fondant and finally I cut with bot small paper scissors and a palette knife. It was very difficult and frustrating, and the result is not satisfying for me, so my advise( and note to self)- buy an embosser!

Here are the ready letters and the small "picture pins" that I made for the wings:

You can see the "pins" up close here:

This part I cut out of fondant, added the "rocket" body so it would look like a 3D, then I let it dry for a couple of minutes and painted it with food colors on top:

Then I "glued" everything with water
I apologize once again for the bad quality of the pictures, I am getting a new camera soon!

I forgot to take a picture of the 2 black stripes on the side, the one has " Space" the other "Ranger" sign.

And front view again:

Side view of the finished cake:

Left side view:

Right side view:

Top view:

Up close view of the top:

Ladies and Gentlemen, now is the moment of truth, would Buzz like his new ship or not :-)

Light, camera, action:

Buzz sure likes to be a model ( a top model I would say ;-) )

And at this point my camera died and I couldn't take a single picture after that.

Now I am waiting my very good friend whom I called (again) at night time, to bring her camera and take couple of pictures. I will post them when I have them :-)
I would really appreciate your comments and if you want to know how I did this or that, just ask!
-How to make a Buzz from fondant
- The finished Buzz figure-
- How to make Buzz's ship ( this is the one I think would be most use for for you, because you can see the shape of the layers)
- Decorating Buzz's ship
- The cake recipes ( yellow all purpose cake layer)
- The cake recipes 2 ( the Devil's food cake layer)


  1. I do not know English. But I also express my feeling to see such wonderful work. It is the best cake I have seen Buzz. I wish I could make a well for my son. After you send the picture as was the one that I will ask my child this October 20 2009.It´s a pity I can´t ask you to make it. Vicky.

  2. Nice post - buzz lightyear pictures ..Keep Posting

    buzz lightyear pictures

  3. Thanks Vicky, I am really flattered!

    Ron, it's not just pictures, I actually made the cake and Buzz Lightyear figure. :-)

  4. That is an ashtonishingly good Buzz cake, my little boy would go crazy if he got that for his birthday!

    you are very skilled

  5. Absolutely beautiful!!! My son is begging me to give this a shot for his 6th birthday.. You have very detailed instructions i may just do it.. Great work and thanks for sharing it..

  6. You are very welcome! I hope it's helpful when you start making it! If you have any questions, contact me from the CONTACT menu!
    Good luck!


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