Kawaii Yeti Cake!

yeti cake by Coco Cake Land

yeti cake by Coco Cake Land

Y’all yeti for this? I don’t think you’re ready for this yeti. I don’t think you’re yeti for this jelly. I made this hee-lariously cute kawaii yeti cake for my sweet pal Nancy – I made her son Wolfgang’s wolf cake back in October – she messaged me asking if I would be interested in doing a yeti cake and YES OH YES I WAS INTERESTED.

yeti cake drawing

I drew several yeti cakes before I settled on this guy. Still, I am always such a stress ball when I’ve never made a cake with a particular design before – even though it looks straightforward, there were things to consider – blue face plate on top of the fur? Blue face plate on the crumb coat? Smiley mouth? Tuft of buttercream fur bangs? Was it going to LOOK like a yeti, or look like a snowball with a blue face?? Sometimes I give myself a low-grade fever working on cake until it comes out the way I wanted it to. I will even fiddle around with eye and cheek placement because I feel there’s an exact moment when something goes from not kawaii to kawaii … :P

mountain cake topper

kawaii yeti cake

After I finished the cake and Nancy had picked it up, I was cleaning up some of Teddy’s toys and came across a QUATCHI stuffie! The old adorable-faced sasquatch from the Vancouver 2010 Olympics – and thought, oh man that would’ve been cute, a white and blue Quatchi style cake… but I am happy with how my yeti cake turned out! Happy birthday Kit Ming and thank you again Nancy for the great cake request!! xo Lyndsay 

5 Responses to “Kawaii Yeti Cake!”

  1. jose

    que boquilla usaste? which nozzle did you use?

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      It’s a multi opening tip, usually used for piping “grass”

  2. Lara

    Did you cover the whole cake in fondant, or just the face? Thanks, I am a huge yeti and baking fan!

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Hi Lara! No, I just made a “face plate” of fondant for the face underneath then piped the rest in buttercream! :)

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    […] Now she doesn’t give us a tutorial, but this is how you can replicate her process yourself. All you need are two cakes of the same size stacked on top of each other with filling in the middle and a crumb coat with your favourite white buttercream frosting. Next, she used fondant to cut out the base for the eyes and mouth. Note, she did not cover the entire cake with fondant, just enough of an oblong oval shape to fit the eyes and mouth. The horns are also made of fondant (think small pointy cones with a toothpick inserted in the bottom of the cone so that it can be place into the cake at the end). For the rest of the cake, you’ll need a piping bag fitted with a piping tip that has a whole bunch of holes in it (eg. Wilton tip #233 or something similar) and the “fur” of the Yeti will be created with the rest of your white buttercream frosting. You can check it out here! […]

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