Thursday, October 6, 2011

"Y U NO" Guy Cake

I've been a little quiet but I'm going to blame it on the fact that everyone's birthday is coming up in the next 3 months and I'm getting so many cake orders. Lots of fun but just as exhausting! I've been itching to blog so I decided I'd put up something quick for now.

It was Sajid's birthday yesterday and a his good friend Nosheen had ordered a cake for him from abroad (yes, my first international order! I declare myself cool). She sent me this photo and asked if I could make this cake:

Y U NO guy
Those familiar with internet memes will know the Y U NO guy easily. If you're curious though, read up on some internet humor here.

I suggested that we should do something fun with the cake and instead of just a static sheet cake, we could make a giant Y U NO guy with his hands sticking out of the cake and add her message. She loved the idea and gave me the go ahead. Yay!

Now, Sajid's a real-life troll and probably spends a chunk of his free time here. But aside from that, he's a great guy and I was excited to make a big cake for him. So I called up my good friend Hana of Free The Line and asked her if she'd like to help me with detailing for the cake i.e. the very complicated face. And she agreed! She's a wonderful artist and I love working with her.

I prepared everything two days in advance; searched for pure white frosting recipes and suffered with coloring the frosting a nice pure black. But I finally managed. On the morning of October 5th, I picked up Hana and we went back to my place to work on the final touches. I must say that we were quite proud of our accomplishment. We gave ourselves a nice high 10 and decided it was ready to go.

I delivered the cake on the same night and celebrated with Sajid and his friends; it was awesome to see everyone admiring the cake. Such a great feeling!

Happy Birthday again, Sajid!


  1. Thank you Dee! Felt so happy that it turned out great.

    It was a chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache filling :)

  2. If it wasn't for your vision, it wouldn't have been here! So thank you :D

  3. That is hilllllaaaaarious and fabulous and OMGYOUARESOTALENTED!! That frosting is crazy woman, I love love love it!

    Red Panda...

    Y U NO TEACH ME HOW TO BAKE...(cakes and alfajores)?!

  4. Haha, yay! Glad you think so :D
    I would LOVE to teach you whatever you want to learn from me!

  5. You're too kind! I'm far from a genius, just a crazy baker ;)

  6. AWESOMEST!! You are talented! :) I just love the detailing!!! :))