Naut Too Shabby: Octonauts Cakes!

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These little duder Octonauts cakes were SO fun to make! I made them for a brother and sister team – a little guy named Weston who just turned 4 years old with a gluten intolerance, so yes these vanilla and chocolate cake cuties are also gluten-free! His mom L emailed me with this, hoping I’d be able to help make some birthday cakes: “my son is having a difficult time feeling “different” than everyone else these days with regards to special snacks.” HOW COULD I SAY NO TO THIS! It’s my JOB to make 4 year olds feel special!!

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octonauts cake

Can we talk about the KAWAII factor of the Octonauts characters? Tweak the Bunny and Captain Barnacles! They were created by Vicki and Michael, the geniuses behind Meomi and the Vancouver Olympics mascots. They are a casual cool awesome couple and they live and work here in Vancouver, BC!

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I was so proud of my little blue hat I made! I cut out good old Captain Barnacles’ blue hat out of craft paper, drew a teensy Octonauts logo and cut that out, and glued it all together, attaching it to a wooden skewer to then place into the cake!

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And THIS PHOTO is why I do what I do:

two children at birthday party happy

THE CUTENESS! My heart melted into a pile of goo when I saw this photo. W’s face, clasping his hands in sheer delight – too much!!! And this from their mom:

“A HUGE THANK YOU for making such beautiful and DELICIOUS (might I add) gluten free cakes. They were perfect, they were a hit, and I think made Weston’s day (and Gwendolyn’s) beyond special to FINALLY share a birthday cake with his friends this year!!! I’m gonna cry. :) Thanks for helping to make this such an awesome party for our kids!”

And all of this makes me a very happy cake-making chappy. See you all soon, cake pals! xo Lyndsay

28 Responses to “Naut Too Shabby: Octonauts Cakes!”

  1. Michelle @ Hummingbird High

    ommmmggg these are so cute!!! i can’t even deal!

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      heehee thank you SO much michelle! xo

  2. steph

    oh gosh, you are just the cutest! and my hero for making Weston’s birthday (and Gwendolyn’s) so special!!!

    xoxo

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      aw steph thank you!!! xoxo

  3. How to Philosophize with Cake

    OMG so adorable! Love it! <3

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you so much! ^_^

  4. Cindy

    These are so cute! and it’s so awesome you could make their day!

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you cindy!! :)

  5. Sarina Smirnjak

    as usual, you rule!
    I watch octonauts every morning with my little guy- its a fantastic show/ books. Love this idea ^o^

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you so much, sarina!! the show is the cutest – can’t wait to introduce it to my little one, too! thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  6. Nik@ABrownTable

    I’d be as stoked as those kids if someone made me either or both of those cakes! Beautiful work :)

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      haha! yes, me toooo! thanks nik! ^__^

  7. Mariana @The Candid Kitchen

    Octonauts are so popular with the little ones, what a great idea to transform them in individual cakes.

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thanks mariana!

  8. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    For someone who doesn’t like kids, these photos, these cakes and this whole entire post are making my cold dead heart just melt! Eeeeek there’s so much cuteness. I love how happy Weston looks with his beautiful cake. You kick ass, Lyndsay!

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      haha!!! nancy you kill me. cold dead heart!!! i’m glad i injected some warmth into it for you… ^__^ thanks so much, nancy!

  9. Amanda

    Oh my gosh these are so adorable!

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you, amanda! :)

  10. Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine

    You must have tremendous patience! Wow, those are incredible.

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      haha – i suppose i do when it comes to creating a cute cake! ^__^ other times i just want to blow my top… :) thanks so much michelle!

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    What tip did you use for the octonauts cakes? It doesn’t look like a regular star tip! Beautiful work!

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Hi Linda it’s a “multi-opening tip” also known as the “Grass” tip! ^__^

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