Birthday Cake Decorating Ideas . . .Theodore Tugboat

Easy instructions for birthday cake decorating ideas such as this Theodore tugboat:

Bake a sheet cake the size that you need. With an icing filled bag and round tip, size #5, draw the tugboat on the top of the cake.

Cut the cake away from the tugboat outline. With white icing and star tip, size #18, cover Theodore’s eyes and white smoke stack.

Do the entire smokestack with the white icing. The black top is added on top of the white later.

birthday cake decorating Make a red colored icing and using the same size star tip, size #18, fill in all of the red areas. The red areas are Theodore’s hat, smile eyebrows and top parts of the boat.

Make a green colored icing and using the same size star tip, size #18, cover the hull or bottom part of the boat.

Now make a light yellow icing and cover the rest of the boat using star tip, size #18.

Now place black bumper guards on the side of the boat. These are black licorice wheels found in the candy section of stores or a candy store. Use black licorice sticks for the lines by the bumper guards. Also add three strips to fit the top of the white smoke stack.

Now make a black icing and use round tip, size #5 to outline the entire top part of the boat making sure not to forget the dot in the center of the eyes. Use the picture as reference.

Free Newsletter

Sign up for our free newsletter "The Icing on the Cake"




Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you The Icing on the Cake.


Cake Categories


Cake Decorating

Party Favors

Personalized Candy Bar Wrappers make great party favors for any event. Visit our other site for candy wrappers and more.

Keep In Touch


Character Categories