Cirencester Cupcakes - Dougal, The Magic Roundabout Cake

Time for cake, said Zebedee!

Over the summer, we were asked to create some rather funky cakes, such as the KFC Bucket cake. But the one that really stirred up childhood memories was JoJo’s 40th Birthday cake.

JoJo’s partner Mark contacted me back in July to see if it was possible to create a cake based upon Dougal, from The Magic Roundabout. How could we say no? Magic Roundabout was and still is one of my favourite childhood programmes (I’ll even forgive the animated film in 2005 for being a little lame, as Robbie Williams voiced Dougal).

The cake was for JoJo’s 40th, and Mark had a special and sad reason for requesting a Dougal shaped cake. Apparently, JoJo was given a Dougal cake a few years ago for another birthday, but when she went to cut it at her birthday party, some uncaring individual had pinched it! Oh my, anyone caught pinching my birthday cake, or any cake from me, would find me not very forgiving. So as it was a special birthday, Mark decided to replace the original Dougal cake with a Cirencester Cupcakes creation.

Cirencester Cupcakes - Dougal from The Magic Roundabout
Cirencester Cupcakes - Dougal from The Magic Roundabout

Dougal was a hand carved rich chocolate cake filled with chocolate buttercream, and his fur was all sugar-paste, everything was edible, including Dougal’s favourite sugar cubes!

Mark absolutely loved Dougal when he came to pick him up, we hope JoJo did as well, as we have a bit of a soft spot for this cake.

L x

2 thoughts on “Time for cake, said Zebedee!

  1. Sugar cubes! Had forgotten he liked those 🙂

    So many amazing creations here!

    We had a little cake-y incident in the summer too – the host had 2 birthday cakes: one really fancy one and a cheap supermarket one. The cheap one was supposed to be the one the entertainers were going to take in and drop halfway through the room as a joke. Guess which one they picked up?

  2. Thanks James! I was going to make sugar paste sugar cubes, but then we thought that real sugar cubes would finish it off perfectly 🙂

    Oh no, about the cake-y incident! We had one in the summer, when we set up a cupcake tower for a small wedding. The restaurant assured us that they wouldn’t move the cakes, however the decided too, and the waiter tripped and dropped the top tier cake. It was infront of the bride and groom, luckily they saw the funny side!

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