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Make your own fun Wow Wow Wubbzy birthday cake

A few years ago Julia was way into Wow Wow Wubbzy, she thought he was cute and had a funny voice and whatever else kids like about cartoons (her love faded for a year but now she’s BACK into him).

ANYWAY, did I mention that the year she was into Wow Wow Wubbzy I made her a Wow Wow Wubbzy cake for her birthday? Julia’s mom was making the arrangements and put me in charge of the cake. Since hand-made cakes are ALWAYS better than buying a rectangular cake with dumb crap airbrushed onto it and plastic soccer balls jammed into it, I decided to try and do it myself.

You might be saying “Damn, How do I make a Wow Wow Wubbzy birthday cake?”. Well, here’s what I discovered: making super-colorful character birthday cakes is easy.


Figure out what you want to make and think about your colors. To make whatever color frosting you want you need a lot of plain white frosting and REALLY potent, saturated food coloring (Williams-Sonoma?). Something like these work great.

Mix up your colors in appropriate amounts and put the more detailed colors that you need for edging (or what a bakery chef would call piping, I think) into a Ziploc® bag, squeeze it all down into the corner and bite the tip of the corner off to make it like a little pastry decorating bag thing. I had to do this for the face and small details.


  • Find the character you want, through proper channels, as I did (don’t sue me). I printed out a party decoration thing off the site which I think they encourage.
  • Print it out on a big sheet or paper
  • Make some kind of platform on which the cake will be transported. You need to be on this thing from start to finish because I don’t think you can move a cake like this to another surface when it’s done. I made a polka-dotted background, printed it out, mounted it to thick cardboard and wrapped it in clear wrap.
  • Make 2 13×9 cakes, cool them, all that.
  • Cut out your image. Try and simplify where you can. I had to customize it a bit by cutting off the arms and tail and shortening them
  • Put it on your cake and carefully cut it out. The fingers here were a bitch to cut out. The cake kept ripping.
  • There will be a lot of leftover cake from the unused areas, chop it into squares and use the leftover frosting to make weird cupcakes.
Wow Wow Wubbzy Cake printed out, slightly altered, and placed on 2 13x9 cakes.

Wow Wow Wubbzy Cake printed out, slightly altered, and placed on 2 13×9 cakes.

Do it

  • Stir up the frosting a bunch, it makes it go on easier.
  • Frost very carefully. (For added punch I did black edges. I could’ve stuck with yellow all around but I thought the black made it a little better.) I’m sure there are great tools for frosting a cake, get some, I had a butter knife, it sucked.
  • You are going to get very messy.

Wow Wow Wubbzy Cake frosted


Finish up

  • Clean up the base
  • Refrigerate the cake to harden the frosting back up.
  • Get out your real camera and take a nice photo

Take THAT, Duff.

Wow Wow Wubbzy Cake



Julia loved it.

Wow Wow Wubbzy Cake



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