I seldom feel so bumped to say bye to my cakes, but i was pretty sad to say sayonara to my favorite Japanese cartoon character, Totoro. Totoro was introduced to us (my kids and i) by my sissy, who had been raving about this mad cute chinchilla, and we fell right for him. So imagine my joy when N came to me months ago and asked if i could make a Totoro cake for her friend. Oooo JOY!
My kids were really excited to see me make their beloved Totoro, and it was really heartening to see them smile so widely when i finished making BIG Totoro, Medium Totoro, and Small Totoro. Means i did a pretty neat job, no? : )))
N's requests were simple, just totoros and bees, but i thought since Totoros lived in a big Camphor tree, so why not fill the cake with lots of leaves, and flowers on the sides and more leaves around? Big Totoro was made of rice krispie treats, and everything else was fondant.
Cake was a red velvet with extra chunky oreos filling.
AND, N is probably my first and only cake order-er who gave me a "thank you" gift, even before she saw the cake. How utterly sweet is that? : )))))) Thanks N, the chocs are delicious i have gobbled 5 by myself, and am planning to hide the rest.