Hatchimals inspired egg cake

My eldest daughter is obsessed with Hatchimals and has been for the last 18 months or so. She has so many of the Colleggitbles, and the coveted robotic toy has been on her birthday and Christmas lists for some time too. Recently she turned eleven and asked if she could have a Hatchimals cake for her birthday. I decided that a 2D egg shaped cake would be the easiest option for this. Last weekend it came together beautifully, including one perfect mummy/daughter kitchen moment.

To make the Hatchimals cake, you will need:

  • Two rectangle cakes (approximate measurements 11 inches/28 CM by 7 inches/18 cm). Try this chocolate vegan cake.
  • Baking paper
  • Two RJ’s Original Licorice Straps
  • Two Matching Halloween Gummy Eyeballs
  • White/Cream Buttercream Icing
  • Blue glaze icing (water, icing sugar and blue dye)

Instructions

I made my go to chocolate vegan cakes for this cake. Onto baking paper, I traced the pan shape and then hand-drew an egg shape within the pan shape. I was then able to cut the egg shape out and place it on top of the cakes to make sure they fitted. I did have to re-shape once or twice before I was happy. Once the cakes were cooled, I used my egg shaped template to cut around and shape the cakes into egg shapes. I also evened out the top of my bottom layer egg, so that the top layer would sit flat.

I made up my buttercream, and used it to fill between my two egg shaped layers. The filling was about 2-3 mm thick, so not too thick. Then using a piping bag, I coated the egg in buttercream, on the top and sides. Next I used an offset spatula to smooth the icing on the sides and top of the egg. Now came the fun part, the real decoration! I found a picture of a Hatchimal motif online and hand-drew on baking paper the ragged black opening in the egg. Then I lay two black licorice straps horizontally together, so they formed a larger space, and I traced and cut out the black egg opening out onto the licorice.

Have some messy fun!

I made up a glaze icing, which is usually a runny consistency. I also asked my daughter what colour we should do. We went with blue, but you could do teal, purple, or pink or a combination of two colours too. This is when the mummy/daughter moment occurred. I would suggest, if you like your kitchen nice and tidy and this next bit fills you with anxiety, try doing it outside. I handed a pastry brush to my miss and, showing her what to do we dipped our brushes into the glaze and flicked the blue icing all over the cake. It was so fun! We were giggling so hard we could barely stand as we were doing it. That blue icing went EVERYWHERE. I am still finding spots of it around the kitchen, but it brings a smile to my face from the memory of that laughter.

Lastly we added the two pieces of black licorice in the top 1/3 of the egg shape, so it looked like the egg was hatching. We glued the gummy eyes on top of the licorice with the glaze icing as well. This cake got a huge thumbs up from my daughter who thought it was the best Hatchimal cake she had ever seen. We hope you think so too. Let us know in the comments if you have a Hatchimals mad child, and will you be giving this one a go?

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This article was written by Kym Moore. Kym is a working mum of two, and occasional blogger. Fancies herself a writer, when she isn’t editing her kids’ vlogs or running their social media at Baby Likes Cake. Follow them on Facebook and YouTube.

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7 Comments

  1. SarahBlair 30/05/2018 at 9:02 pm

    Such a cute idea!! My daughter really wants a hatchimal, she would love this cake as well!!

  2. Alezandra 26/05/2018 at 9:56 pm

    Creative idea. Not a big fan of Hatchimals or maybe we aren’t in that stage yet. But this looks simple to do, and doable!

  3. felicity beets 26/05/2018 at 1:06 pm

    Very cute and great idea with the licorice. This one looks like it would be easy to make.

  4. Kjgee 23/05/2018 at 11:40 am

    My eldest loved hatchimals last year – this would have been so perfect! You did amazing … now to convince my 3 year old she wants a hatchimal cake for her next bday so I can give it a try!

  5. Bevik1971 21/05/2018 at 3:36 pm

    That’s actually very cool – my 5 year old got twin Hatchimals for Christmas (her birthday is Boxing Day!), she still has them but doesn’t play with them as much as she did, although they still get used. Nice and easy to make and I have a really good egg, milk, butter free chocolate cake recipe that turns out really well that my daughter and I make fairly often ūüôā

  6. Shorrty4life1 21/05/2018 at 3:18 pm

    My daughter is right into hatchimals but hasn’t been lucky enough to have one yet due to the expense. This would be a cool cake to do. Looks quite simple too. Would be cool to have some messy fun I have til October to master it haha.

  7. Mands1980 21/05/2018 at 2:08 pm

    My daughter loves hatchimals and her birthday isn’t till August this seems another easy looking cake with yummy buttercream icing we will see if she is still into this phase on her birthday the instructions seem so easy to follow.

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