This Yeti party was so much fun to pull together.
It got me crafting again…
Working on hosting again…
And creating again…
YETI * SET * GO
While searching the world for Yeti cakes for inspiration, I only found a couple. Most of which seemed like a task for a real baker and cake decorator, not for my very beginner and very basic baking skills being.
So, I did see ONE that looked easy enough to recreate. But I couldn’t find any details on HOW it was done… only the end photo. So the below cake became the inspiration for mine. And while this could be my version of “Nailed It,” I do think, while it’s not perfect, it still turned out pretty cute!
But I figured, if I wanted to throw a yeti party, then someone else will want to too! And this hopefully will help you create your own yeti cake when that time comes!
Grab your supplies. We just decided to use funfetti cake and vanilla icing. We added a little jazz by serving this cake with scooperman ice cream.
- Bake your cake. Make sure you bake it and let it cool completely. This is helpful so the icing doesn’t stick and break your cake.
*again – not a baker, but that is what I’ve gathered from watching others*
- Grab some icing and add a thin layer to the top and sides. I was going for more of a naked cake look aside from the top so I liked the thin layer. If you want more coverage, feel free to add more! Grab a cake decorating kit too if you are “yeti” to go hog wild!
- Bring out your fondant and warm it in your hands to make it more mold-able. You are going to want a small ball.
Once you create your small ball in your hands, grab a rolling pin and flatten that to an oval-esque shape. This will be the base of the face on your yeti.
- Now, let’s ice ice baby… And singing while you do it takes any anxiety you have for icing cakes away. A swing of the hips is also highly encouraged. But you are going to take your piping bag and just create little squirts to look like flocks of fur. You’ll do this all the way around the cake and AROUND the face. Don’t cover all the fondant, just the edges.
- Pull out your fondant again and you are going to want to molt two little horns. You can create them as you like, but I felt like the smaller fit this guy well. You’ll need two toothpicks for this to insert halfway into the horn, and halfway into the cake, just above the face.
- Add some personality to your yeti with eyes and a smile. Since my cake was small (about 6in round) I did only do dots and a small line for the smile. With a little more room, you could get a bit more creative and detailed – if you want, no pressure. But I like how our little dude ended up…