Make a Hey Duggee cake in 8 steps!

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This is the Hey Duggee cake I made for Toddler H’s first birthday…. Looks complicated? Nope, it’s really quite easy to make a Hey Duggee cake! It’s mostly about cutting shapes in icing.  I’ve full step by step instructions on how to make a Hey Duggee cake below, if you do make one tag me or comment below, I’d love to see your creations!
If you’re wondering what on earth I am on about Hey Duggee is the main character in a Cbeebies TV show for little kiddies!

How to make Hey Duggee cake - step by step instructions for making a CBeebies Hey Duggee birthday cake - first birthday

How to make a Hey Duggee Cake:

It’s just a regular circle cake, here’s how I made it:
1. Make 2 circle cakes and heat up some jam. Pop the jam between both cakes.
2. Make your paper Hey Duggee cake template

  • Draw around your tin, then sketch the body.
  • Draw two parallel straight lines straight down (then draw over them making them curve a bit),
  • then just under half way down draw a line across. Then make it curve a bit. Easy!
  • Cut out the template

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3. Place the template over your cake and using a sharp knife cut the two areas out… These are your arms and legs, so be careful!!
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4. Cut the arms and legs… Just cut the removed bits in half. Simple! new mummy blog how to make a hey duggee cake

6. Pop some hot jam on the arm and leg pieces and pop them in place
7. Smother some hot jam over the top and sides of the whole cake for your icing to stick to.
8. Icing. This had several stages:

  • Dark brown all over. Just cover your surface and rolling pin in LOTS of icing sugar then roll out the icing, turning it over lots and swirling it 90 degrees as well.
  • Trousers and top: Ok, this bit was hard. I think it would be much easier a second time. I was so into this stage I didn’t take any photos, but I have a few ideas how to make it much easier than my: roll icing out, then, gently place it over the cake, then, take it off, then, cut it to the shape needed. I think if you again use a piece of paper and draw out your shape (as you can see I had done this on the original template…. So next time I would make a second template with all the pieces – trousers, top, tie, badges.
  • Tie: roll out the bright yellow icing and cut a thin strip, then pop it on the cake. Cut a tie know shape (cut a rectangle, then taper in the edges). I did this first in yellow, then made some blue icing from water+icing sugar+blue food dye, and ‘painted’ it on the shape. Wait for it to dry and pop it on Duggee.
  • Badges: these were quite easy, I used a lid as a cutter to stamp out the pieces and stuck them on with a dab of water icing. Job done 🙂
  • Another hard thing was Duggee’s mouth/nose area… But with a paper template the shape was easy prays to cut out of icing. Just make your shape first (even print out a Duggee picture from the internet for your templates to make things even easier!)
  • Make some thick black icing with icing sugar and water, let it set a bit, then roll it into balls for Duggee’s eyes and nose.

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There you have it, how to make a Hey Duggee cake!
Lynne x

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    December 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

    This is so good!! Great instructions too! #bestandworst xx

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    Anita Cleare
    December 16, 2015 at 11:52 am

    That looks amazing! Now you just need to teach me how to make a sponge that doesn’t sink in the middle and I will be all set for acting out my Bake Off fantasies (in the privacy of my own kitchen of course!) #bestandworst

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      December 18, 2015 at 8:18 am

      Haha funnily enough I went through a stage of that at he start of the year… I think the oven is on too high… So I made these on fan 160C for about 40 minutes I think. Any higher and middle wasn’t cooking X

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    helen gandy
    December 16, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    That is so cute and looks really effective 🙂 Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst see you next year!
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      December 18, 2015 at 8:18 am

      Thanks you! And have a fabulous Christmas and New Year X

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    December 17, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Wow – I’m impressed! Next birthday I’ll think twice about that shop bought version…maybe! 😉 Thanks for linking up with #coolmumclub
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      December 18, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Hehe I’d say do a trial run with cutting icing first, as making the shape was easy peasy. Thank you for hosting #coolmumclub x

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    December 18, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Amazing! My little boy would freak it out if I made him this, he loves hey duggie. Looks yummy too. I am pinning for later 🙂 xx #TheList
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    Kriss MacDonald
    December 18, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    I have to admit I was wondering who Hey Duggee was when I saw your title on #TheList! Great instructions and fab result.
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    Steph Hutchings
    December 18, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Looks great! I love making cakes that only take a few simple modifications from a round base, I hate shaped cake tins!
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    Su {Ethan & Evelyn}
    December 18, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Oh! Wow! That’s amazing! Well done you! I bet it tastes delicious too! ? Thank you for linking up with me. Have a lovely Christmas holiday! #FabFridayPost
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    December 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Amazing! My little girl loves Duggee!!! 🙂 #coolmumclub xx
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    Jessica Powell
    December 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    So cute! It looks awesome. 🙂 #KCACOLS
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    Becky (@EducatingR)
    December 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Ive not been subjected to Dougie yet but this cake is so cute! Well done! #KCACOLS
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    December 21, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Great work! I admire people that can do things like this. Your guide seems so easy to follow as well but I know I would mess it up, I’m not the best baker lol. I have shared it as its a great post and very useful for the keen baker’s among us. I hope you are very proud of yourself 🙂 #TheBabyFormula

    Pauline x
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      January 4, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you! I was really really pleased 🙂

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    Crummy Mummy
    December 21, 2015 at 11:52 am

    That looks like a really great cake – bet it was yummy! #TheBabyFormula
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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    December 21, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    One word – amazing!! #bestandworst xx
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    A Moment with Franca
    December 21, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Oh wow this looks amazing!! You really have skills! I’m rubbished at this things!! Great work!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. Merry Christmas to you and your family and Happy New Year 2016. I hope to see you in the New Year! 🙂 xx
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      January 4, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks Franca, it did take a lot of work, and I had no idea how it would turn out 🙂

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    Leigh Goldsmith
    December 21, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Wow – looks great – I am so rubbish at baking, I have tried and failed so many times! Your recipe seems easy – still think I’d mess up somehow!! #thebabyformula
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    December 22, 2015 at 10:27 am

    wow never heard of hey duggee but he looks cute!
    Your cake came out great btw. Fondant is no easy task.

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    January 1, 2016 at 12:36 am

    I can’t believe how easy you make this look! You are one of my featured posts this week for this masterpiece! Thanks for linking up to #thelist x
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      January 4, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you! It means so much to me and for your really lovely comments! I’m so honoured you picked my post, thanks for hosting x

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    Such a great bake, thanks for sharing.

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    My daughter will be 1 in March and loves hey duggee as soon as she hears the theme tune starting she stops playing and turns out the Tv, Il have to try this for her, although I doubt it will look anywhere near as good as yours xXx

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