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post #1 of 23
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My son´s second birthday is coming up and I have spent the day on the internet (the things you do when the Dr. says rest... )
I have a friend in the UK that sometimes gets things for me (so many things aren´t available here, or sindfully expensive, the prize of living on an island), but she didn´t manage to find any paper plates, hats or a baking tin (that is shaped like Bob, and sort of semi 3D, with a little "life to it".).

I have found those cake tins, only on ebay, and some wont ship international, and all seem to have shipping cost higher than the cost of the tin!

I have also found birthday sites that have all kinds of things, including plates and hats (even "Bob the Builder" helmets), but no cake tins. But I have not found a place with the things I need together, wich comes to multible shipping cost, wich is unrealistic to Iceland according to their books (but I know it´s not that expensice)

So, is there anyone that knows of a shop that both sells Bob the Builder cake tin and some birthday things like hats and paper plates, and is willing to ship to Iceland (I would of course be able to pay in advance)???
And actually, if anyone knows a baking tin shop, I really would like other tins that are not awailable here, like Winnie the Pooh...

So, anyone? Anyone????? Please?????
post #2 of 23
Do you have ice cream cones in your grocery stores? Kids love cake baked inside of ice cream cones, and they are easy to do and really yummy?
post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by hissy
Do you have ice cream cones in your grocery stores? Kids love cake baked inside of ice cream cones, and they are easy to do and really yummy?
No, we dont have them here. I remember we had one kind when I was a kid, but I havent seen them for years.
post #4 of 23
Sesselja,
I found this site for ya...hope this is what you're looking for! He's kinda cute!
http://www.thepartyworks.com/product...roducts_id/427
post #5 of 23
Also, this site has one just like it but it's a couple dollars cheaper....
http://www.cybercakes.com/Pans/bobbuilder.jpg

Here's a link to all of this sites Bob the Builder cake supplies. Looks like they got some cute and cheap little gadgets you put in cupcakes too! That might be another idea for ya!
http://www.cybercakes.com/bob_builder.html
post #6 of 23
Sesselja, im shopping in town on saturday and theres a couple of huge department stores there thats sells everything!.

When is your sons birthday?. The reason being , when i sent Mark and Katie crisps and sweets over it took about a week to arrive.

And how many do you need?.

I can't stop singing "Bob The Builder" now Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Sesselja, im shopping in town on saturday and theres a couple of huge department stores there thats sells everything!.

When is your sons birthday?. The reason being , when i sent Mark and Katie crisps and sweets over it took about a week to arrive.

And how many do you need?.

I can't stop singing "Bob The Builder" now Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
I´m sorry I´ve got you singing "Bob the Builder" nonstop!

My sons birthday is on May 31st. I just wanted to be a bit ahead, in order to not to panic, and have some extra time if I see I forgot something.

I guess I would need 8 hats and 24 plates (I guess they come in packs of 8)
I only need one caketin (Bob the Builder, that is, but I really want a Pooh one too.

When I my friend from the UK sends stuff over, it is usually very fast, the only thing is, that she lives in a very tiny town, so some things she cant get.
I dont know exactly what is in her parcel, I just know she found none of those things I mentioned, otherwise, I told her to just buy whatever she found and fancied I hope she found a lot a fun stuff, but maybe there wasnt much available where she is.

Shell, thanx for those links! Yesterday I couldnt open any of it, but now I can, and I see I can have each childrens birthday with a different theme It´s great how much stuff there is. Here we can get paper plates with Pooh and something else, maybe it was Monsters Inc. and then just a few kinds with things, and plane colours. Usually we can get paper/plastic cups to go with it and maybe napkins, but boy oh boy, all the different birthday things there are out there! I just phoned the only shop in this country that sells the shaped caketins, and there are 4 kinds, football, a bear, a doll and a flower!
post #8 of 23
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I got the parcel from my friend in the UK (that was very quick!)
There are some things I still need though, dessert napkins (16), plates (16), maybe a tablecloth (paper), hats (8), cups (8), and the cake tin, and maybe some sort of B. the B. themed birthday candles.

One of the site you found, Shell, does not ship international anymore, and the other doesnt have all I need (no dessert napkins, and plates, and more, but has the cake tin)

I actually also found those balloons (that are then filled with helium), and thought I´d get one big one with Bob, to use on the national day on June 17th, that would make my son have the coolest ballonn in town )

Do any of you know of any brittish sites that I could look into?
Or do any of you live close to a shop that would sell those things (anywhere in the world!) and would be willing to purchase and ship to me?
post #9 of 23
I found this one for ya....it doesn't have a cake tin, but it's got a whole bunch of cute goodies for parties! Hope this helps & if I find anymore, I'll make sure to post them!

BTW, you're very welcome!
post #10 of 23
Found this tin on UK ebay...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tem=3189836053
post #11 of 23
Here's another one that will ship....
http://www.partycakeshop.co.uk/bobthebuilder004.htm
post #12 of 23
Everyone had Bob the Builder toys but no napkins, paper plates etc...

BUT!!!: They did have everything in Winnie the Pooh!

There was paper cups, paper plates, napkins, table cloths, and party bags and i found little Whinnie the pooh chocolates!.

The latest craze over here is "The Fimbles". Who ever they are?????

If you want them, just let me know!.

Susan
post #13 of 23
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Thanks so much for all your help, Susan and Shell!

After looking at those site and some more I found, I finally ordered from one in the US that ships internationally, had the most variety (except for the cake tin), and best prizes. The only down side is that I ordered for about $30 and the shipping came to about $40 - more than the things costed! But now I have everything except for the cake tin, and they seem to be in several places. I even bought 2 different "helium" balloons, which were the most expensive things , but remember now, that one of the sites that had the cake tin, also has the coolest "helium" balloon, a HUGE 2 sided image of Bob....So I might end up with 3 of the balloon things My problem is that usually I have such a difficulty of diciting, especially when I am down to 2 or 3 things, so that´s just typical of me to end up with 3 expensice balloons from the internet!
Now I´ll just have to hope this all arrives before the birthday!



Quote:
Originally Posted by rosiemac
Everyone had Bob the Builder toys but no napkins, paper plates etc...

BUT!!!: They did have everything in Winnie the Pooh!

There was paper cups, paper plates, napkins, table cloths, and party bags and i found little Whinnie the pooh chocolates!.

The latest craze over here is "The Fimbles". Who ever they are?????

If you want them, just let me know!.

Susan
I am such a HUGE Pooh fan, I just might take you up on that Pooh offer, when I have paid off this little adventure

I have no idea who The Fimbles are, but my friend in the UK also told me it seem like there was a new thing coming pushing Bob off the no. 1 list!
It has not reached us here yet, it takes time to travel to Iceland

I have posted this pic before, but I think I´ll do it again, just to show off my last years "Pooh"

Ooops, computer shutting down again, I have this horrible virus! I better get this post off, and then send the cake pix when I have restarted the computer!

Yey, I think I managed to get it in. I am getting really quick doing things on the computer when she starts threatening to shut down
LL
post #14 of 23
Sesselja that's brilliant!!!! . You clever thing. Theres so many tallented people on this site when it comes to cake making!

I'm so pleased you've found a supplier.

I think it must be the Fimbles who are pushing Bob out of the limelight because i went shopping at my local supermarket last night and they are every where!!.

Get your son in to them and i'll have no problem finding things for you!
post #15 of 23
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Shell, I hope you´ll take a look in here.....I have a question for you...

I have been looking at cake decorations on the internet, and they have some Bob the Builder stuff to put onto cakes, not shaped cakes like I was gonna do, but just square cakes. I am wondering if I should rather do some of that decorations, rather than the shaped cake and the very much time consuming "dot" butter creme decorations. The thing is though, that that is more easy to access, the creme is just butter, confectioners sugar and some vanilla sugar. And I have the decoration bag and tips from last year. But it takes forever to mix the right colour and to do the decoration properly.

I remember you did some cake decorations a while ago, so I looked it up and saw it is the same I have been seeing. Like your Big Bird and Elmo cake, that has those figures put on the cake, but the colours on the cake, is that made with this food colour sprey? (we dont have that here, just saw it online), and do you also make the little things on the cake, or are they bought? What is the surface of the cake, the frosting, is it ready made frosting, or marzipan, or some frosting recipe? Do you then make stensils for the picture, or do you blend each colour?
Sorry, for all those questions, and if there is anyone out there that knows this, please let me know! Shell might not come in tonight, or not open this thread.


Susan, I am gonna have to get a hold on some Fimble figures or videos and get my son into that, then the theme for next birthday is all ready!
post #16 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rosiemac
Sesselja that's brilliant!!!! . You clever thing. Theres so many tallented people on this site when it comes to cake making!
By the way, Susan, thanx for the compliment!
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by Pollyanna
I remember you did some cake decorations a while ago, so I looked it up and saw it is the same I have been seeing. Like your Big Bird and Elmo cake, that has those figures put on the cake, but the colours on the cake, is that made with this food colour sprey? (we dont have that here, just saw it online), and do you also make the little things on the cake, or are they bought? What is the surface of the cake, the frosting, is it ready made frosting, or marzipan, or some frosting recipe? Do you then make stensils for the picture, or do you blend each colour?
I'm so glad I thought about checking this thread! Ok...to answer your questions:
The cakes that I made were ones that my bakery makes for customers & it's actually very simple for us because most of it all premade. The figures that we use we by in bulk & if you want I can check into which Bob the Builder ones we've got at my store. I can always purchase them & mail them to you. I can also photocopy the pictures that we use as a guide to help us for you too. As for how we make the cake, heres the directions....
We first frost the cake in white buttercream frosting. If you have a large icing bag with a large opening at the end (you won't need a tip for this bag), it's so much easier to do. You need to stripe the cake evenly around the edges & the entire top. Then take a spatula or a large flat knife and spread the frosting across until smooth. We have a tool that looks like a scraper that make its really smooth, but it's not necessary. Once that is done, we use an airbrush with food dye that sprays the base color on it. It's not necessary to do, but it gives it a better color. That is what I did on those cakes I made. As for the actual frosting that is colored, it's buttercream & ours comes premade but you can make your own colors. Just make sure you make more than enough to use on the cake because it's nearly impossible to match the colors if you run out. Then it just takes a little creativity & lots of patience!
post #18 of 23
Here's the pictures of the cakes that I had made....

Sesame Street

Pooh and Friends

Finding Nemo

Wedding cake (it's a fake cake...it's styrofoam! It was just for display for customers!)



post #19 of 23
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So, you both spray and use frosting that you blend with colours?
Are the things that you use the coloured frosting, are those like the grass by the side of the path and such, or do you cover larger part of the cake with the coloured frosting, or just with the frosting with the colour spray?

Am I beeing too confusing???? I feel I am confusing myself

That would be great if you would look and see what you have at the store! Thanx!
My s/o is making so much fun of me over this birthday. He reminded me that this was just a normal 2 year old birthday party with not so many guests, and I was overdoing this.... But I really wanna make this something nice, and even though Oliver is only 2, I think he might enjoy all that Bob the Builder stuff. Of course he would enjoy it even more if he were older, but I really wanna do this for him (I guess I feel I will make up for those times I feel I am such a horrible mum, not feeling up to doing a lot of fun simple things with him enough, like go out for a fun walk or go to the playground). My friend in the UK send me a Bob the Builder playdough set, where you can make bricks and there is also a Bob mould. Apart from the mould, there was a little "Scoop" that came with it (the yellow construction car that Bob has), and Oliver loves the playdough set and takes "Scoop" with him to bed, so he must be old enough to enjoy a special birthday like that.
post #20 of 23
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Those cakes are SO yummy!!!!!!
post #21 of 23
Most of the base color is the airbrush spray. But the grass, the edging of the road, the flowers, clouds and the seaweed is all colored frosting. You could (it would be hard to do though) blend your frosting colors instead of using the spray. It would be quite time consuming and it would take a small spatula to do it...but it's possible. I'd definitely try it out on a cake before the big day. Also, if you choose to blend your colors don't put the edging on until the very end. It's really hard not to smudge up the edging if you don't do that last. Have you thought about getting an edible image for a square cake? I thought I seen those on one of those sites I posted earlier. You could still put the figurines & fun stuff with frosting around it. It'd probably be the easiest to do. I'll check tomorrow about the Bob stuff we've got & make some color copies of it. I'll try to scan them onto my computer & post them so you have an idea of what it'll look like. Plus it'll give you some creative ideas!
post #22 of 23
I forgot to add....the figurines that we have are actually toys for the kids, so they should be very safe for him to play with after the cake has been ate.
post #23 of 23
Sess,
I ran out of time to get those photocopied and etc today. It was one of those days! I'll do that first thing in the morning & I'll probably post them late tomorrow night or possibly Saturday morning.
Sorry! But I promise, I'll get them to you!
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