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Appa Cake

Updated on May 31, 2017

Appa Birthday Cake

My favourite animated character is Appa the flying Bison from the Last Airbender animated series. For my 33rd birthday, my boyfriend made me a really cool Appa cake! It was so cool.

I love Appa because he is so cute and such a good companion to Aang, the Avatar. Appa is strong, powerful and has a big heart.

Apparently, the Appa cake took Sy 5 hours to make, and it smells very vanilla! First he put liquorice on for the horns, but it didn't look quite right. So he changed it the horns for tentacles from the Star Wars lego Sand Skiff! Just look at him now!

Photography: Simon J. Green

How to Make the Appa Cake

Sy put tin foil over a chopping board to prepare the surface for the cake. He made the Appa cake by using a Victoria sponge recipe from Primrose bakery. The two sponge cakes were - a round one for Appas body and a square one for Appas head tail and feet.

The round sponge was cut in half and the two halves were placed together to make the semi circle dome body. The square sponge was cut into six legs, a tail and Appa's head. The base of the Appa cake was stuck together with rasberry jam.

The icing was butter icing (icing sugar, butter and lots of vanilla essence) spread on with a palette knife. M and M's were used for the toes and the eyes. An upside down Freddo head was used to make his nose. The arrow pattern on Appa's back was painted on with food dye. The three colours mixed were red, blue and yellow.

Finally, add the horns of your choice. You could use wafers, liquorice or marzipan for his horns. Or you could make them out of cardboard or more sponge.

Me and my Plush Appa that I got from Sy for Christmas

Me and my Plush Appa that I got from Sy for Christmas
Me and my Plush Appa that I got from Sy for Christmas

Appa Cake - What you need!

The Primrose Bakery Book
The Primrose Bakery Book

Sy used the sponge cake recipe and the butter icing recipe from the primrose bakery cookbook to make the Appa cake. It's such a beautifully designed and easy to use book, with particularly good basic cake making recipes. You can order it on Amazon.

Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract, with gift box, 8 ounces
Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract, with gift box, 8 ounces

Sy used Vanilla essence for the flavour of the icing. I recommend the Neilsen-Massey Vanilla icing and this can be ordered online here. Get what you need delivered to your front door! Happy baking ;-)


Appa and The Last Airbender cakes on YouTube

Fat Daddio's Anodized Aluminum Square Cake Pan, 10 Inch x 10 Inch x 2 Inch (PSQ-10102)
Fat Daddio's Anodized Aluminum Square Cake Pan, 10 Inch x 10 Inch x 2 Inch (PSQ-10102)

The square cake tin is used to make the sponge for Appa's tail, feet and head. You basically cut or the cake into pieces and stick together with jam to make the cake Appa!


Appa on YouTube

Who is Appa?

Appa is the six legged Sky Bison in the animated series 'The Last Airbender'. He is the most faithful friend to Aang, the last airbender who can save the world.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Complete Book One Collection
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Complete Book One Collection

The animated series of the Last Airbender is great for all the family. Meet Aang and follow his journey with Kitara, Sokka, Appa and Momo as they fight the fire nation in attempt to save the world. In this mystical world, people have powers and skills to bend the elements - air, water, fire and earth. Aang has to learn all four when he becomes the Avatar.


The Last Airbender - Who do you love More?

Who do you love the most? Appa the Sky Bison or Momo the Lemur?

More for Appa Fans!

Nickelodeon Universe Avatar Appa Plush 30"
Nickelodeon Universe Avatar Appa Plush 30"

I also got this Appa Plush for Christmas - he is so cuddly! Sy bought him me for Valentines day. A flying Bison is a gift representing love and devotion. Plus he has six legs!


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