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)
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?
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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