Meet Fido. Fido is a unicorn. Fido is a cake. Fido is a super awesome unicorn cake!
Okay, you might be wondering at this point why I made a giant unicorn cake that is pooping glittery rainbow Skittles turds. A fair question, I feel! This majestic beast of sugary wonder was constructed as part of a farewell for wonderful woman who is pretty majestic herself. She’s transferring to another office within her company, and the team requested this cake as part of her send-off. This shows just a hint of how much they’re going to miss her! Oh – and she LOOOOOVES unicorns. Did I forget to mention that? And Skittles. And… glittery rainbow turds, apparently.
If you’ve been paying attention, you might also have wondered why his name is Fido. Well, when I was building him, my husband thought the internal structure looked more like a dog than a unicorn, so he named him Fido. The name stuck, so I went with it! I felt he needed a more unicorn-y last name, though, so I extended it to Fido McSparklebutt, and gave him a sparkly heart butt tattoo to live up to his moniker. I thought, as an awesome unicorn, he could pull it off. I think I was right. 🙂
Big shout-out, too, to The People’s Cake’s Kaysie Lackey for her Craftsy teachings on the internal structure of this fella. It was my first time attempting a cake that stands on its own four legs (since most cakes have no legs to speak of at all…), and her guidance saved me a lot of trial and error!
Here are Fido and I together before he went to his fancy party! (Sorry for the photo quality – this was a quick phone snap!)
Yay Fido! What a guy.
Well, that’s all the unicorn pics for now, folks. Fido wishes all of you a cake-filled day. And remember: Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn cake. Then always be a unicorn cake.
…Sound advice, Fido. Sound advice.