Monday, June 21, 2010

Get On The CatBus (Cake!)













My cute new little nephew Tanner turned 1 month old! We Chinese like to celebrate as much as we possibly can so we had a special "Tanner Is 1 Month Old" dinner for him! Menu items included Gai Jow (gin infused super ginger spicey chicken broth soup with fungus), which is meant to strengthen the mom with superpowers, and dyed red egg. Red is a thumbs-up ho-ho-lucky colour for Chinese folks. And for dessert... CATBUS CAKE! My sis Leanne is pretty much Totoro-crazy so it just seemed right to make her new little baby a Catbus cake, inspired by this awesome one!

To really Asian-it-up, I made it using a matcha green tea cake, vanilla creamcheese frosting and anko red bean filling! I am REALLY into this combo lately, as you can see!

I love my nephews and niece! They make me so happy.

Love, Auntie Lyndsay a.k.a Auntie Coco Cake

22 comments:

cArLa said...

awesome cake! your nephew is so lucky!!! that combo does sound delish.

lyndsay said...

thanks so much carla!! :)

lili est folle said...

seriously, you're awesome!! I'm a big fan of totoro and I would die to have this cake!! a-ma-zing

Britt said...

Unbelieavable Coco! I have no idea what a Catbus is but this cake is so cute!

Britt

lyndsay said...

merci beaucoup lili!!

thanks, britt! :)

Leanne said...

Adorable! My son loves the CatBus. <3 Totoro

faithy, the baker said...

lovely catbus!! so adorable!! yes..and we Chinese likes all the red eggs on birthdays too! lol!

gyoza*girl said...

NEKOBASU (CATBUS) cake is the BEST CAKE EVER!! well, BB's 1st bday Totoro cake was pretty close too. lucky lucky Tanner to get such an awesome yummy kawaii surprise for turning one-month-old!!! thanks auntie lynds!! xoxox i love totoro and nekobasu!!!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

I love all of your creations, but this one takes the cake! (he he, pardon the pun plz). LOVE Totoro. And I never ever imagined a cake could be made a la the cat bus. Brilliant! I may have to travel to VBC just to visit your store. Amazing!

lyndsay said...

aww thank you leanne! :)

thanks faithy!! haha, red eggs... ! ;)

NEKOBASU!! yay baby tanner!

thanks so much, absence of alternatives! :)

Al in Vancouver said...

Candidate for most awesome yet!

v said...

ohhhh so amazing! i love totoro and this catbus is too cute! :)

out of curiousity, do you cover your own cakeboards? what do you use? i love that they are always so colorful - i can never find any fun/playful cakeboards, only the gold and silver ones at the cake supply place. would love to know where you get yours.

lyndsay said...

thanks al!!

thanks v!

you betcha i cover my own cakeboards. i use wrapping paper or craft paper -- thick and durable. just trace the cake board with a pencil, cut out, adhere with a thin layer of gluestick, trim if need be! :)

jojoebi said...

wow this is amazing!

Kelly said...

are you on deviantart? (if this is you, my bad but I doubt it cause its the only cake posted)

Rally the troops, you got a thief on your hands.

http://blackluv4death.deviantart.com/art/Cat-Bus-Totoro-Cake-172268744

Kelly said...

are you on deviantart? (if this is you, my bad but I doubt it cause its the only cake posted)

Rally the troops, you got a thief on your hands.

http://blackluv4death.deviantart.com/art/Cat-Bus-Totoro-Cake-172268744

lyndsay said...

WOH! kelly, thanks for letting me know... so strange that this person would let people assume they made it. SO WEIRD!!!

Art Decade said...

I was just coming to warn you about the same thing on deviantART!

But anyways...

Beautiful work! It looks so tasty. I would kill to have a Miyazaki cake half as awesome :)

Erika said...

Beautiful, wonderful Catbus cake!! Well done, it's awesome, and I love the idea of the party you had, and food giving the mum superpowers ^^

Thought you might like to know (if you didn't post it) that your cake made it onto Epicute.com ! Sharing the awesomeness >.<

sohdalex said...

wow, that cake looks awesome! The inside is an even better surprise...looks scrumptious ;)

lyndsay said...

thanks art decade!

thanks erika!! :)

thanks sohdalex! :)

MLE Strange said...

I love your other Totoro Cakes but my daughter thinks the catbus is freaking awesome. How did you make it furry? Your nephew is cute too.