Winnie the Pooh Birthday Cake

May 17, 2012
Hey!  Make sure to check out the other Winnie the Pooh posts!
Let’s talk about the Winnie the Pooh Birthday CAKE!!!
I wanted to do something fun and easy and different.
I have loved the M & M cakes that have been around lately,
and decided to try out my own version.
I didn’t find one like this anywhere online, so I had to wing it.
I just used a box cake mix,
split it between two 8 inch cake pans,
and 3 cupcakes.
I did the cupcakes first, to make sure that I had enough for them.
I baked my cake Friday night 
(after the kids were asleep and couldn’t stomp around making them fall).
They cooled over night.
Next, cut the tops off the cake(s) to make them flatter, so they stack nicely.
I just put a light layer of frosting between the two layers.
Stacked the two layers, and then I frost the edges the best I could to make them look awesome.
Then I frost the top of the cake lightly.
Then I stuck on my brown M&M’s
 (although, next time I’d uses Reeses Pieces b/c a package comes with WAY more brown and yellow)
Then I put on the yellow M&M’s.  
For the ears, I cut one of the cupcakes in half, and just stacked part on each of the other cupcakes.
Frosted lightly to stick them together,
then again, just frosted around the outer edge, and then the top, and stuck M&M’s on top. 🙂
I didn’t do too many decorations.
We were outside.
The kids are 4.
I did a little banner again.
I also did a little welcome sign.
It was super easy.
I just found a couple pictures of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger.
My Silhouette cut them out, but it’d be easy to trace and cut as well.
Then I cut Pooh’s shirt out separately in red.
Then I just took a marker and free handed the leg and face on Pooh.
I also free handed all the black on Tigger.
I just looked at the picture and did it.
It wasn’t too tricky, but yeah.  It wasn’t perfect either.
Here are the pictures I used for the Pooh and Tigger.
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27 thoughts on “Winnie the Pooh Birthday Cake

  1. Repeat Crafter Me

    This is genius! I would have never thought to make a Pooh face with M&M’s. I am pinning so I remember this trick for the next cake I make. Thanks for linking to A Pinteresting Party! Happy to be a new follower. -Sarah @ Repeat Crafter Me

  2. Cornerstone Confessions

    I created a Pooh cupcake cake for my daughter’s 2nd birthday but this is ca-ute! Love it. Wish I had thought of it. It would have been so much easier. I’d love for you to link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday tomorrow on Cornerstone Confessions.

    Stopping over from Serendipity and Spice.


    1. Kara @ Simplistically Sassy

      Thanks Kathy! I am attempting a cupcake cake for my 7 year olds birthday. I’m kind of scared of them, lol. It was super easy, and so easy to adapt to any character/theme for a party! Thanks for the invite to link up! I’m excited to link, and follow your blog. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Annie

    What a great use of M&Ms! Your cake looks so cute. I should attempt this with my daughter’s favorite, Elmo!

  4. Hubba

    This is so darling! I love how you did the cake it looks amazing! I’m a new follower from a blog hop and would love if you followed me at Feel free to also add your project to my blog hop as well!!! Thanks so much, can’t wait to come back.

  5. Betsy Pool

    I love the cake!!! When I was a kid, that’s what I remember the most from my birthday parties – the cool cake my mom would make. Nice job.

    Thanks so much for linking up at Romance on a dime. I’m now following you and I’m going to pin this!

    1. Kara @ Simplistically Sassy

      Ah, thanks for following! I think cakes can be something so simple, yet something that is remembered by everyone! I think it’s fun to make something exciting yet … something that won’t take forever either, lol.

  6. Jill

    I love this! Thank you so much for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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