Donkey Kong Birthday Cake

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Donkey Kong Birthday Cake

Postby TigerLily » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:20 am

For my fiance's birthday, I wanted to make a special cake. For a while now I have planned on making it video game themed, and a few months ago I finally decided on making it based on both of our favourite game: Donkey Kong Country 2. I looked up some ideas online for a bit of inspiration and I found an idea that I really liked from Nerdy Nummies, so I borrowed it a bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsudvd4YD6Y

Other people have made similar cakes, but they either made edible DK's or used store bought figures. I combined my hobbies of baking and crochet to make this! Because it’s based on DKC2, I crocheted Diddy and Dixie. I also added Donkey just as an extra present. These were the cake decorations as well as his actual presents to keep after we had the cake. I am very happy with how it all turned out. (Mostly because he is happy with how it turned out.)

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It's a chocolate chip cake with chocolate frosting surrounded by Kit Kats and topped with marshmallowy bananas.

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Re: Donkey Kong Birthday Cake

Postby no_need » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:51 am

You did a great job - you have a very lucky fiance!
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Re: Donkey Kong Birthday Cake

Postby rockinwithrammstein » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:30 am

That is so stinking cute! I wish I could crochet half as good as you :clapping:
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Re: Donkey Kong Birthday Cake

Postby RMDC » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:21 pm

Wow, those are incredible!

Also, what kind of banana candies are those (both on top and at the base)? I've never seen them before.
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Re: Donkey Kong Birthday Cake

Postby TigerLily » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:31 pm

Thanks everyone!

RMDC- The candies I used are from pack of sweets called 'Shrimps and Bananas' (or Bananas and Shrimps, I can't remember the order). I wanted to use banana Runts, but since I live in Ireland, they aren't as commonly found. The large ones on the base of the cake were brought over from London for me by a friend from one of those old-timey sweet shops. Both are kind of like a marshmallow type of candy. A bit stiffer than marshmallows but still quite soft.

I think they actually came out better than if I had used Runts to be honest. And they were nice and cheap too. They are only about 40 cents a pack an we bought 4 or 5 packs. (Had a lot of shrimps leftover. haha)

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Re: Donkey Kong Birthday Cake

Postby Ally » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:31 pm

That looks delicious! It's been a very long time since I've had banana lollies! Quick question, did you design the DK crochet plushies yourself or did you find the patterns somewhere? I'd love to make a Donkey Kong for my brother for Christmas!
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Re: Donkey Kong Birthday Cake

Postby funkymonkey » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:37 pm

WOW! That is an amazing cake. Great job!

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Re: Donkey Kong Birthday Cake

Postby TigerLily » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:34 pm

Thanks for all th kind words.

I came up with the pattern for the dolls myself. It ended up being somewhat awkward. I will see if I can type out what I did and if it isn't too confusing share it.

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