Everything is better with Perry. Meet Perry the Platypus from Disney’s Phineas and Ferb. My family and I love this show. It’s so ridiculously brilliant! The kids have their humor and the parents have theirs. Perry has become an icon.
The premise of the show: Perry’s owners, Phineas and Ferb, go on amazing adventures and build incredible things while Perry leads a separate life as a secret agent fighting the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz. It sounds dumb and uninteresting but trust me it’s worth it to watch it.
Last year I approached my husband with the magic question, What sort of cake would you like for your birthday? To which he replied A Perry the Platypus Cake! Okkkkk……. This demonstrate’s one of the many reasons why I love him. He is a big goofy kid at heart. Only such a grown person would ask for a Perry the Platypus.
Upon looking at countless amazing cakes online, I found a simple tutorial from a Disney website. I followed most of it but had to substitute some things for parts of Perry’s body. I didn’t have all that it called for.
- His bill and tail are graham crackers. However, I couldn’t get his tail to really stand up on its own (probably because I didn’t use pound cake, pound cake is very dense and thick). So I had to prop up his tail with a large campfire marshmallow. Which was hilarious because it looked like Perry was laying an egg (P.S. Platypuses lay eggs).
- His back feet are cut up graham crackers instead of the marshmallow peanuts.
- His front legs were piped on with frosting instead of taffy-like candy.
- The eyes are campfire marshmallow’s cut in half and the pupil is black icing from a tube.
If you are married to a big kid, or have children that want a Perry cake, then I encourage you to check out this incredibly easy tutorial. If you don’t have all that it calls for, then no worries! Do what I did and improvise. Happy Baking!