Seeing Red

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When I found out that my nephew had decided to celebrate his birthday with a viewing of Pixar’s newest movie, Inside Out, I was stoked. Which character would he want his aunt (aka – me) to make for his cake? I was secretly hoping that it would be Anger. Not only because I have a soft spot for the heated little fellow (he reminds me so much of my youngest son), but I felt like I could have the most fun creating this one.
It was easy to create a story that would suit his demeanour. Anger was about to eat his piece of birthday cake when the plate fell, sending his delicious confection plummeting to the floor. Who couldn’t relate to something like that?
Anger is made of dark chocolate cake, filled with dark chocolate buttercream and is covered in fondant over chocolate ganache. His flames are made of wafer paper (which the kids LOVED eating).
My favourite details in this cake have to be his tie and his tweed pants. Out of all the Inside Out characters, Anger is my favourite (with Sadness and Disgust coming in a tie for second). He’s spunky, hilarious and dresses like Dwight from the Office.
If you haven’t had a chance to watch Inside Out yet, I’d highly recommend it. If you are a parent of small-ish children, bring a box of kleenex. You are going to bawl!

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