Barney Birthday Cake
by T. Overton
(E Windsor, NJ )
Some kids still love BARNEY!
To make the Barney Birthday Cake I used a Wilton cake pan for Barney’s shape. I baked a red velvet cake and then added some blue coloring so that the cake itself was purple. Once cooled, I crumb coated it in white and then did Barney’s outline in black.
The pan was made in 1993 so it didn’t have decorating instructions. I started with the black outline, then filled in the green belly using a basket weave tip (smooth side). I then smoothed it with a flat knife to fill into the corners. Next was the purple. Again, using the basket weave tip, I added the purple and smoothed with the flat knife. A toothpick was used to gently spread icing into any corners that were hard to reach.
The hardest part was getting the icing Purple enough. I found that Barney is mostly Real Red with a few touches of Blue.