How to Make a 3D Ninja Cake

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are hotter than they ever were and as such, many kids are asking for TMNT themed birthdays and cakes. You may decide that it would be fun to try to make one. If so, here is a quick and easy way to do it. You will need a dozen cupcakes, a 9 x 13 cake, a round cake, 2 or 3 cans of store bought icing, icing colors, black, green and whatever color you want for the headband.

Cover a cake board with aluminum foil and place the flat cake on it. This will be the turtle’s body. Carve the top 2 edges to make the shoulders and the bottom 2 for the hips. Set the shavings aside for later. Put the round cake at the top of the board to make the head and carve the sides a bit to make cheeks.

Take the shavings and put them together to form the ends of the headband and place them to the side of the head. Mix the icing colors and ice the chest of the turtle a dark gray. Mix the green icing in and ice the rest of the body. Mix the icing for the headband and ice the part of the face where the headband will be and the pieces to the side. Make two eyes and ice them white using black for the pupils and the mouth. Put the cupcakes in place around the body using 3 for each arm and leg. Ice the cupcakes green and you are done!